Here in Canada, we had Thanksgiving earlier in the month. In the US it is coming up. As an American living in Canada, I feel I have the option to celebrate both. Since the divorce holiday meals have been a juggle. This year the Ex had the boys Saturday, girlfriends’ families Sunday and my house on Monday. I was lucky enough to enjoy a wonderful dinner at a friend’s Sunday. I figured that by Monday we would all be turkey’d out so I set out to find some Thanksgiving recipe ideas to do something completely different. In the process, I discovered some recipes that I think would go well with a traditional Thanksgiving meal and add a tasty change of pace. I am giving my fellow bloggers some love and sharing them with you.
Dilled Glazed Carrots
I was introduced to these at my friend’s Thanksgiving dinner this year. I fell in love. Who doesn’t like glazed carrots but these take them up a notch. This recipe from Christine at Must Love Home is it! Must Love Home”s Dilled Glazed Carrots
Autumn Crunch Pasta Salad
This salad is so fresh! The tart apple and cranberries with the sweet mandarins are so delicious. Chelsea’s Messy Apron created this superb Autumn Crunch Salad.
Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs
This was the unusual I was looking for. Some fresh different flavors to contrast against the turkey and gravy. I used the long eggplants rather than the round black ones. everyone enjoyed this. The mint added a great dimension and work well with the other dishes.
I found this on Arabic food Blogspot – Grilled eggplant with garlic cumin vinaigrette
These were a huge hit. I did two slabs, just enough for everyone to have a couple of ribs. Once again a nice contrast to the sweet richness of the turkey and stuffing. Laureen at Art in the Kitchen did a great job with these Greek Ribs
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
This is a terrific change up from the old mashed sweet potatoes dishes. Hasselback is thinly sliced but not all the way through and then fanned a little. They are a little crispy and the sugar of the sweet potato caramelized a little. My addition was the President’s Choice Chipotle sauce for a little more smoky flavor. Alyssa at My Sequined Life shared these Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
I didn’t forget dessert with my Thanksgiving recipe ideas. I did a version of this Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie Ice cream recipe from Happy Food Healthy Life. I left out the almond milk and nuts as one of my guests has nut allergies. I crumbled up ginger snaps and sprinkled the ice cream with them. Very refreshing and a nice twist on the traditional pie.
I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving recipe ideas and will try some new things with your family and friends.
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