I was supposed to cook Thanksgiving dinner this year.
And I wanted to… I really did.
But this is what my kitchen currently looks like:
And I also have one of these:
So needless to say, we’ll be going to the in-laws.
I actually do really enjoy cooking Thanksgiving dinner, when my life allows. There’s just something special about the hustle and bustle of a busy kitchen on Thanksgiving morn… It’s chaotic and crazy, but it brings back a lot of good memories.
Sadly, for most of America, Thanksgiving food = processed food. There’s green bean casserole swimming in MSG-laden cream soup, jiggly cranberry jelly from a can, and yams smothered in marshmallows. (By the way, who the heck started the whole marshmallow thing, and why oh why did it ever get so popular?) This processed version of Thanksgiving day dinner has gotta go. The boxes and cans and processed stuff is a sad substitute for the rich flavors of a from-scratch meal.
Thankfully, I have just the menu you need if you’re ready to ditch the cans and boxes and tackle a truly homemade Thanksgiving day supper.
It can be done, my friends, and you won’t regret it.
From Scratch Thanksgiving Menu
Meat Techniques and Recipes
- How to Brine a Turkey
- How to Grill a Whole Turkey
- Roasted Turkey with Herbed Butter Recipe
- How to Slow Roast Your Turkey
- Cure and Smoke Your Own Ham
- Honey Glazed Ham Recipe
- The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Rustic Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Three Cheese Au Grain Potatoes Recipe
- Gluten-Free Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
- Steakhouse-Style Baked Potatoes
- Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe
Vegetable Side Dishes
- Perfect Roasted Squash Recipe with this wood-fired maple syrup
- Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans Recipe
- Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Coconut Sugar
- Acorn Squash Custard Recipe
- Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze Recipe
- Real Food Green Bean Casserole
- Sauteed Green Beans with Mushrooms and Caramelized Leeks Recipe
Miscellaneous Sides & Stuff
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe
- Fermented Cranberry Sauce Recipe
- Cranberry Raspberry Relish Recipe
- Paleo Sausage Stuffing Recipe
- Traditional Turkey Stuffing Recipe
- How to Make Butter
- Homemade French Bread Recipe
- Whole Wheat Soaked Biscuits Recipe
- Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe
- Sourdough Maple Einkorn Dinner Rolls Recipe
- Cinnamon Maple Skillet Cornbread Recipe
- 30 Minute Cheesy Garlic Rolls Recipe
- How to Easily Make Pumpkin Puree from a Whole Pumpkin
- Honey Pumpkin Pie Recipe with this amazing tupelo honey
- Double Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe
- Easy Crisco-Free Pie Crust Recipe
- Pecan Pie Recipe
- Apple Pie Recipe
- Old-Fashioned Lemon Whey Pie Recipe
- Peanut Butter Custard Pie Recipe
- Marble Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Listen to the Old Fashioned On Purpose podcast episode #46 on this topic HERE.