November is here, and the semester is finally winding down. Soon, we will all be back at home for two months patiently awaiting a hopefully much less hectic spring semester. I know I always associate Thanksgiving with cold weather, family, football games, and best of all, good food! Even if you don’t do anything for Thanksgiving, nothing can beat that sweet week off from school. For me though, the food is a very close second! This month, I decided to look around a little bit and expand my knowledge of Thanksgiving food. I gathered the most delicious, fun-looking recipes I could find. Hopefully, they will get your mouth watering early for a delicious Thanksgiving feast!
- Jill Hart’s Corn Casserole
Personally, this dish is my favorite part of my family’s Thanksgiving meal. Thankfully, my mom makes it a couple of times throughout the year, but something about the Thanksgiving Day creamy, buttery corn casserole just feels perfect every single year.
- 2 cans whole corn (drained)
- 2 cans cream corn
- 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
- 8 oz sour cream
- 1 stick butter
- Melt butter is casserole dish mix remaining ingredients together and pour over melted butter
- 350 F for 1 hour
- 2. Sausage and Herb Stuffing
I’ve personally became a very big fan of stuffing since I left for college. To be honest, I’m really not sure what it is. Bread and some other stuff? Whatever it is, I’m not complaining. This recipe added sausage to the stuffing, and it looks fantastic. The innovation here is off the charts! This stuffing might just be the difference between a good meal and great one.
- 3.Four Flavored Sheet Pan Pie
An apple, pumpkin, pecan, and cherry pie all rolled into one. Whoever peacefully united these four dessert superpowers deserves an award. Picky eaters? Can’t decide which pie to get? Boom, problem solved with this delicious looking dessert.
- 4. Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Honey
Sweet potatoes are another food I’ve acquired a taste for since coming to college. Maybe it’s because the Caf’s sweet potatoes are top tier. Either way, I feel like a big question with sweet potatoes is this: dessert or side dish? Personally, I always thought that they were easily a side; however, my dad eats sweet potatoes like these, with honey, cinnamon, and marshmallows for desert when we have nice dinners at the house. Who knows? Maybe his wisdom extends to the correct consumption of sweet potatoes. Try it out with this recipe!
- 5.Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Breadcrumbs
I’m a strong believer that cheese makes everything better. There’s not many food items that I don’t think cheese could strongly contribute to. I think this recipe will support my claim. Not your walk in the park mashed potatoes, spice it up a little bit with the cheese addition.
- 6. Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
This one is definitely getting shown to my mom. She always makes the best mushrooms on the grill! This recipe can take it to the next level. Mushrooms filled with sausage, cheese, and some herbs. If she doesn’t make it for Thanksgiving, I’m going to have to try to myself.
- 7. The Ultimate Cheesecake
The name here immediately got my attention. “The Ultimate Cheesecake.” Really setting the bar high here already by calling it “ultimate.” As a self-recognized cheesecake connoisseur, I do believe I will have to try and get someone with much more cooking skills than myself to make this one day and see if it really lives up to the hype.
- 8. Spinach Gratin
I feel like spinach gets a bad rap just for being a green vegetable. To me, spinach is the best of the green foods. It tastes sweet, and something about it is just unbelievably good. My mom makes a great spinach-egg quiche, and for my birthday I asked her to make it and ate the entire thing. This spinach recipe appears to add a little variety to the state-of-the-art spinach dish.
- 9. Savory Baked Apples with Sausage Stuffing
Full honesty here, my mind can’t even put together the tastes of apple and sausage with good results. I can’t imagine how these two tastes go together. However, a five-star review from 358 people seems to have proven me wrong. Obviously, something here is working, give it a try!
- 10. Bacon-and-Cheese Brussels Sprouts Casserole
BEST FOR LAST! Brussel Sprouts are up there with spinach as my favorite green food. My mom started roasting them a couple years ago and forced me to eat them. Thank goodness she did, because they are absolutely phenomenal. Then, adding bacon and cheese together with them!? Wow, only good can come from this recipe in my mind.
Thanksgiving is for sure one of my favorite times of the year. For my family, it’s full of fellowship. Best of all though, it means great food is on the way. I know I would love to have any of these dishes at my Thanksgiving meal, but no matter whether you’re going traditional or untraditional this year make sure to spend your Thanksgiving safely with the people you care about!