Everyone has favorite foods for this holiday. I hate dressing, so I’ll never cook it and serve it. Larry hates it, too. Yet, our nieces cannot dream of Thanksgiving without it (so, they bring it).
If I were to wipe the slate clean of our family “standard” Thanksgiving fare, yet still serve familiar and delicious stuff, I’d go with these:
- Instead of chips and Lipton onion dip, I’d MUCH prefer shrimp cocktails with This Unbelievebly Best Cocktail Sauce Ever. Agreed that it’s a much more costly option, so maybe save this idea when you’re doing a tiny group. But definitely make this sauce.
- Instead of green beans, you will thank me when you make The Best Baked Corn I’ve Ever Tried. I am not lying, this veggie is soooooo yummy.
- Instead of mashed potatoes, serve Perfect Restaurant Baked Potatoes. No lumps, no drying out, no runny spuds. And no stress trying to make good enough gravy.
- Instead of pumpkin pie, which I adore, try a Kahlua Pecan Pie. It’s the original, classic pie. OK, I would still serve the pumpkin pie, AND the Kahlua Pecan Pie, which Larry has mastered preparing himself.