Thanksgiving 2011: Are You Ready?!

Two weeks is all you have until Thanksgiving... Are you ready?! This year I'm going to be both hosting and attending Thanksgiving parties with family. On my family's side, we're all about the appetizers and eating small bites through the day leading up to Asian {Filipino} inspired Thanksgiving dinner. On my husband's side, they're all about doing a family potluck with a combination of traditional American Thanksgiving dishes. The unique thing about my in laws is that a few of our extended family members and my husband will be celebrating their birthdays the week of Thanksgiving. That said, it will be quite a celebration of birthdays and the holiday. However, before we celebrate our own blessings, I plan on volunteering at a local soup kitchen to celebrate with my local community. Besides, everyone deserves a hot cooked meal everyday and especially on Thanksgiving!

If you're looking for some ideas to round out your Thanksgiving menus this year, here are some suggestions to help. Hope you find something that you can incorporate into your holiday meal!
Breakfast: 10 Black Friday Breakfast Ideas

Appetizers: 10 Holiday Appetizers to Whet Your Appetite

25 Thanksgiving Side Recipes... Revisited!
10 Casseroles for a Crowd

Entrees: 4 Main Dishes for a Holiday Feast

How to Stock Your Holiday Baking Pantry
5 Cranberry-licious Cookie Recipes
10 Sweet Pies to Slice Into...
10 Sweet Ways to Use Pumpkin!
10+ Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Sweets Table

Leftovers: 15 Recipes for Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

Previous Menus:
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet 2007
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet 2008 - Chicago style
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet 2009 - Regional USA
Thanksgiving 2010 Recap

Thanksgiving Tasting


  1. It sounds like you have a very full week coming up soon! Can't be too upset about all that good food.

    Do you think I would be totally crazy to try and pull of a Thanksgiving meal this weekend?? Jesse has to go back to China before T-day :(

  2. Jessica, if anyone can pull it off, it would be you! I think if you scale it down, it's definitely manageable! Although {boo} for Jesse having to go back to China. If we lived closer, I'd totally have you over for turkey day! Do you have plans for Thanksgiving while he's away?

  3. I think I'll have the same people over and do something not traditional, like enchiladas or lasagna. If I were in Chicago I would totally take you up on it, too! :)