In 2011, my extended family decided to mix things up for Thanksgiving. We swapped out old standards for different recipes, most of which we’d never tried before. There was a flurry of emails and texts between all of us, as we split up food assignments and shopping lists. We met early and cooked together all afternoon.
I loved it. It was my very favorite Thanksgiving meal ever. Unfortunately, there was a big fuss from the traditionalists in the family, so things have gone back to the turkey + stuffing routine.
If your family wants to party like it’s 2011, here are some of the recipes we used for that delicious dinner. Enjoy (and save some leftovers for me)!
:: Bacon Wrapped Dates
:: Cheese Plate
:: Bruschetta with different toppings
:: Caramelized Butternut Squash
:: Cauliflower Gratin
:: Green Bean Salad with Fried Almonds
:: Raw Tuscan Kale Salad
:: Roast Prime Rib
:: Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
:: Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
:: Cranberry Apple Cake
:: Caramelized Pear Upside Down Cake
Make sure you also check out our big list of traditional Thanksgiving dinner recipes here!
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