Thanksgiving 911 | Gobble-Worthy Appetizers & First Course

21 Nov

The dining room table is set, pretty china and all.  The family arrives tomorrow.  The menu is…oh boy!  Procrastinated ‘till the very last minute, did ya?  That’s so you.  You’re experiencing a Thanksgiving 911!  But before you ring the alarm, here’s a secret: you don’t need to sweat over it sweetheart!

Make this Thanksgiving’s feast oh-so memorable.  Put some thought into it…what’s your food style?  Is it festive, savory, a modern twist on classics, comforting or seasonal?  Or, is it a fab combination of it all?

This Thanksgiving 911 is handled.  So, set the menu already!  Start with this list of mouthwatering recipes:

Cranberry Goat Cheese & Herb Hot Pockets

APPETIZERS – TIP: SIMPLE YET ELEGANT WOWS THE CROWD

Festive | Turkey Tartlets A non-traditional meal with a bunch of fancy apps? Put the turkey in a tart. (HINT: Also delish recipe for Friday leftovers).

Savory | Spiced Party Nuts This tailgate-friendly snack gets fancy! Set by the bar in fancy dishes.

Modern Classic | Baked Kale Chips Veggie chips prevent that “too stuffed before the stuffing” feeling.

Comforting | Cranberry Goat Cheese & Herb “Hot Pockets” Creamy, flavorful and bite-sized!

Seasonal | Omega-3 Pumpkin, Carrot & Raisin Quick Bread Serve it warm with soft butter or pumpkin butter nearby.

Butternut Squash Soup with Apples

FIRST COURSE – TIP: START WITH SOUP FOR INSTANT ELEGANCE

Festive | Butternut Squash Soup with Apples & Bacon Two words: simply divine!

Savory | Smoky Spinach Soup Totally healthy and light—the perfect starter to a marathon dinner.

Modern Classic | Cream of Mushroom & Eggplant Soup Mmm Mmm, Good sans the Campbell’s can and preservatives.

Comforting | Spicy Tomato Basil Soup Nothing says “home for the holidays” more than tomato soup.

Seasonal | Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Crisped Sweet Potato Skins Because who wants the yams with marshmallows anyway?  Ok, maybe you do but why not try sweet potatoes in liquid form?

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2 Responses to “Thanksgiving 911 | Gobble-Worthy Appetizers & First Course”

  1. yumyumyummers November 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    the turkey tartlets sound delish! great idea for turkey leftover redux.

  2. foodiloveyou November 21, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    @yumyumyummers thanks, they’re simply divine!!

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