Thanksgiving in Canada is October 8th this year and is basically coming up in two weeks time. We're heading to the Family Cottage for a potluck Thanksgiving Feast which I will try LOL, organize. And organize is a strong word. :) I know the majority of you are in the States and haven't started to think "Thanksgiving" yet, but if you have some favourite recipes, be it side dishes, appetizers, cocktails, favourite gravy, etc. I'd love to hear about them to give me some ideas. :) Thanks so much!
I'm sure you'll get a bunch of side dish ideas so I'll give you one that I like to use as an appetizer. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/frosted-cranberries/ I thought there was one here on GR but I didn't find it anywhere. I found that when these were served with the meal, not many were eaten but as an appetizer they disappeared.
Clean out a small size pumpkin and make an edible veggie centerpiece using bamboo skewers for the veggies and have interesting dips and flat breads on the side. I don't know how many people that will be there but you could make a butternut squash soup or a pumpkin soup and have it all ready to go in a crock pot with some sour cream on the side and of course some nice fresh bread. A kicked up apple cider would be a warming welcome also. Is this going to be a whole weekend potluck and is anyone cooking a turkey? Some other ideas from Martha http://www.marthastewart.com/274851/thanksgiving-appetizer-recipes/@center/276949/everything-thanksgiving
That veggie centerpiece would be really pretty Joce! Butternut Squash soup is a great idea too. Love the stuff! Yes, it'll be a weekend event. And the Kicked Up Apple Cider might help people get through it. LOL! Shall go check out Martha's stuff. Thank you so much. Wow...and shall go check out the 60 side dish recipes as well Corinne. You guys rock. :)
That recipe for the Baked Pistachio and Herb Falafel sure looks yummy Joce. Benjamin really likes Falafel, as do Jim and I but a lot of times they are deep fried. This one is baked so that's a bonus plus all of us adore pistachios. And WOW on those Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. They have a cream cheese filling. Yowser! I would love these. The couscous and the stuffing look really good Tina. It's so inspiring to look at 'different' recipes other than the tried and true that tend to ALWAYS show up on our Thanksgiving Table. Not that tried and true is at all bad, just sayin'. :) And....that Pumpkin Praline Tiramisu is AMAZING! I have never cooked with Mascarpone Cheese before and you know I've always wanted to try. That dessert looks soooooo good. Wow!