Thanksgiving Menu at the Big Brick House

Thanksgiving Menu at the Big Brick House

I have always wanted to host for the holidays, and now we’ve finally got a big enough table to do it! It’s a good thing, because there are going to be a lot of hungry people at our house for Thanksgiving.

Prepping for the big meal has gone a couple of different directions in my experience. Some years, we’ve got everything cut, stuffed, chopped, and prepped, and it just needs to go into the oven. Others, we’re still deciding what to serve at the last minute. And just in case you’re in that last boat, we’d like to share what we’re serving up this holiday to give you some ideas!

Our Thanksgiving Menu:

I’ve designed these by hand in the past and made copies on our all-in-one, but Canva has made it all too easy to design a perfectly good and easily printable menu. And I may have gone a little overboard and designed a crest for the house {it had a kitty, I had to}.

While I’m an entertaining geek, these actually started because of Scott. Every once in a while, he’ll ask, “Remember that steak/veggie dish/whatever you made for our anniversary/Valentine’s Day/Friendsgiving/whatever?” The answer is typically no, I may remember that I served ham, but that’s about as far as it goes. So I make these menus and tuck one into the back of my recipe binder.

Scott is also the reason I started writing down my recipes to begin with. I’ve cooked without recipes for a lot of my life, so when he’d ask me to make something he really enjoyed before, I wanted to remember what I’d done. Most of these live in a Google doc I refresh regularly, and the ones we really like and want to share with you all show up here.

So here are all the ones we’ve shared with you before:

Lemon and herb-butter rubbed roast turkey

Apple bacon stuffing {with added dried cranberries}

Apricot-glazed ham {minus the Bourbon}

Maple whipped sweet potatoes {also minus the Bourbon}

Cloverleaf dinner rolls

Also on the menu, some recipes I haven’t shared yet (but will!):

  • Garlic Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
  • Homestyle Green Beans
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Cherry Pie
  • Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

We’re beyond excited to be sharing all this deliciousness with friends and family this holiday. And as we’re signing off for the week today, we wish you and yours the happiest of Thanksgiving Days. May your tables and your hearts all be full.

What’s on your table this holiday?

  • If you see someone peeping into the windows and fogging them up with all that heavy breathing, don’t worry, it’s just me. All you have to do is crack the window, slide a plate, and I will be on my merry way.

    • Haha! Heck no, we’d bring you right on in and give you a plate! The table’s big and it’s cold outside!

  • Very impressed by the homemade vanilla ice cream! We’ve done a big friendsgiving for Thanksgiving for the past..8 years? I think? It’s me and two of my friends and then we invite anyone else who needs a place to be on Thanksgiving and everyone brings one of their favorite dishes and it’s great. My favorites are always the apple pie and the mashed potatoes, but cranberry sauce has managed to become a staple for me as well.

    • Don’t be too impressed – I have a Cuisinart ice cream maker! Freeze the drum, throw in cream, sugar, milk, and vanilla, and in less than half an hour, I have fresh, extremely creamy, extremely decadent ice cream! Yeah, totally not sponsored, I just love the thing. I love a good friendsgiving. We hosted one last year and potlucked it out. We’re doing one before Christmas, and then having good friends over on Christmas day. Total YES to the mashed potatoes! I could forego the rest of the meal based on mashed potatoes. The rest is really just accompaniments. 😀