Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

I had intended a lovely post today, in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving long weekend to the south of us.  But time constraints (read: massive, unwieldly pile of essays and assignments to mark) have prevented me from following through. So I’ll just have to wait till the next batch of holidays in December to post about some new, frost-and-snow inspired, treats.

Instead, I thought I’d pull together a few recipes from previous posts that are suitably festive for a holiday table, or the breakfast table the following day (I’ve also got a few detox recipes on the blog–I’ll let you seek those out yourselves, as required).  Most of these are fairly quick to make as well, as long as you’ve got the ingredients on hand.

Hope everyone enjoys some togetherness with friends and family, great food, and a bit of time to relax and play.

See you after the holiday!


Mum, will Elsie be able to play again after the holiday?  I mean, it’s just so boring with her out of commission. . .

Main Meal Dishes:

Side Dishes:


Breakfast Dishes:

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  1. I’m praying for Elsie!!

    GRRRREAT holiday recipe ideas!! Thank you!!

  2. wait, what’s up with Elsie?

  3. Great list of ideas! I can’t wait to try some of them out.

  4. One of the coolest things about the holidays when I was little was my father letting us to eat cake or pie for breakfast as they were usually left-overs from the holiday meal the evening prior. I LOVED that! There are some great dishes here, Ricki, thanks for putting this together – I’m actually doing a holiday dinner on Friday (since tomorrow isn’t a day off here!) so I still have time to play with my menu (or plan it as the case may be…).
    Good luck with all those papers – I *hated* dealing with all the grading this time of the semester…

  5. Thanks for the links–I am going to make the cauliflower parsnip and bean mash tomorrow! Along with one of your lovely desserts, of course…I just have to figure out which one…

    Good luck with your marking!


  6. Oh. My. God. The Chocolate Pâté looks so delicious! I want to build a Chocolate Pâté house and live in it happily ever after!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Oh wait! I keep closing all my comments with Happy Thanksgiving and forgot you are in Canada! Dummy. 🙂

  8. thanks for the lovely links!

    have a wonderful holiday 🙂

  9. Great links. Thanks for sharing!


  10. I think it’s a great idea to revisit old posts—they get buried and it’s nice to be reminded of all the good food hidden in the archives.

    I do hope poor Elsie is healing. Those cone heads are so uncomfortable and embarrassing.

  11. Chocolate pecan pie! That’s my all-time favorite Thanksgiving recipe. Forget pumpkin pie!

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