Here’s a sneak peak at what our 2019 Spirited Thanksgiving menu looks like. Everything from the main course (no turkey) and sides to drinks and desserts, you’re getting a glimpse into how we’ll kick off our holiday season!
Do you ever wonder what food bloggers eat when they aren’t blogging about food? I confess, I’m always a little curious what others eat! Like, what are their favorite blog recipes? And do they prepare their own recipes again after its initial debut?
I can’t answer for other food bloggers, but I CAN tell you what we’ll be enjoying on Thursday. Below are the menu items for our 2019 Thanksgiving feast! And here’s a bonus: all of these recipes are perfect Thanksgiving leftovers, so there’s no need to worry about making too much! You’ll have meals covered throughout the entire holiday weekend!
Marinated Greek Olives
K-Hubs and I devour these while all the other foods we’re making are cooking, baking, and otherwise simmering. Marinated Greek Olives are also a huge hit with both of our extended families. So we make a point to take these to each holiday dinner we attend. Savory spices, truffle (or olive) oil, and a variety of olives are perfectly at home here. It also takes just a matter of minutes to prepare this snacky appetizer, leaving you room to prepare all of your other dishes.
Slow Cooker Bottom Round Roast
We made Slow Cooker Bottom Round Roast last year for Thanksgiving and reveled in every last bite. K-Hubs and I were surprised that the girls liked it, too. They have picky palates, but this tender, juicy dish wins their approval every time. So it has become a staple in our holiday repertoire of delicacies.
We managed to perfect a clump-free Gluten-Free Gravy this Thanksgiving season. It’s hearty flavor is perfect with Slow Cooker Bottom Round Roast (from which we pull the juices to make the gravy). We also like to slather steamed vegetables in it! This gravy is one gluten-free comfort food recipe we love to indulge in.
Winter Fruit Salsa
This succulently sweet paleo appetizer recipe easily doubles as a salad. And that’s what we’ll be doing this Thanksgiving. Scoopin’ it by the spoonfuls into small dishes and then savoring every last crunch. From pomegranates and cranberries to grapes and oranges, there is more than enough flavor in this Winter Fruit Salsa to go around. The great thing about this recipe is it makes excellent leftovers. So whatever you don’t eat on Thursday can be delightfully enjoyed throughout the remainder of the weekend!
Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole
If you want a paleo comfort food recipe that’s made with sweet veggies, crunchy pecans, and spices, you are in the right place. This Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole is one recipe we endeavor to enjoy throughout the holiday season. It’s creamy and crunchy and full of cinnamon. So you can’t go wrong. Truthfully, I love this paleo version MUCH more than I do the traditional version, if for no other reason than the cinnamon-baked pecan topping (which I could easily eat by itself as a snack!).
The Best Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing
This paleo stuffing recipe lives up to its name. Made with chopped cauliflower and flavored with thyme, sage, and bay leaves, to name a few, this grain-free Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe will taste like a guilty pleasure. And it’s a guilty pleasure we enjoy throughout the year!
Homemade Apple Cider
Is there anything more comforting than the smell of apples simmering in cinnamon and honey? Let this Homemade Apple Cider simmer in a slow cooker on Thanksgiving and your house will smell like a fall wonderland as the aroma crescendos throughout your home.
Cranberry Fizz Mocktail
This is another Thanksgiving recipe we perfected none too soon! Cranberry Fizz Mocktails will tingle your tongue and tantalize your tastebuds. I love this recipe because it has a kick to it without containing any alcohol. I enjoy a good mixed drink, but there are definitely times when I want some fizz without the buzz!
Chocolate Chunk Crinkle Cookies
These Chocolate Chunk Crinkle Cookies might not seem like a Thanksgiving-inspired recipe, but they are so chocolatey and chewy, we can’t pass them up. A cookie that contains three kinds of chocolate is a cookie I’ll make any day of the week! It’s so satisfying to bite into a chocolate chunk that melts in your mouth. Each bite is a delight.
And there you have it, our 2019 Spirited Thanksgiving Menu! Delicious courses, even better leftovers, and time spent together. That’s how we’ll be spending our holiday.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! May your day be full of blessings.