Menu Planning Monday #118 – Thanksgiving Edition

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday!

This week is all about Thanksgiving, and I have rounded up some tried-and-true recipes that my own friends have recommended. So they must be good, right?! I know I am excited to try them!

Cranberry Salsa

This looks like the perfect appetizer and according to my friend, Jenna, is absolutely delicious! My friend, Stacey, also mentioned that Trader Joes makes a fresh version of this as well, so whether homemade or purchased, this looks like a winner!

Cooking with Curls

Buttermilk-Brined Turkey

Can William’s Sonoma really go wrong? My friend, Kelly, has made this turkey recipe for six straight years and says everyone raves about it.

William’s Sonoma


Chorizo and Cornbread Stuffing 

I am not a stuffing fan, and never have been. But you GUYS! This seriously looks AMAZING! Thank you for the recipe, Megan!


Whiskey-Glazed Carrots

I am not sure the Pioneer Woman has EVER gone wrong, and with two friends backing this recipe up, it’s GOT to be a hit! Thanks for the recipe, Ashley!

The Pioneer Woman


Delilah’s 7 Cheese Mac and Cheese

My family loves macaroni. And we also love fine cheeses. This looks heavenly! Thank you, Lauralie!

Food Network


Green Bean Casserole from Scratch 

High Heels and Grills

green bean casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow and Pecal Streussal 

My friend, Heather, described a sweet potato casserole recipe that her family always loves, and it sounded pretty close to this one and I am already drooling. How decadent!

Celebrating Sweets


Apple Crisp

Want a little twist on the traditional apple pie recipe? This one is being raved about and looks delicious! Thank you, Megan!

Joy the Baker

apple crisp

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This looks like a straight-forward, easy, yummy pumpkin pie. Or, buy Costco’s. Either way, I think you’ll come out a winner

I Wash, You Dry


Need a last-minute, quick centerpiece idea? Throw a candle in a vase and surround it with cranberries. Cheap and EASY!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. Oooh, cranberry salsa! LOVE IT! Putting that on the Thanksgiving menu

  2. Up here in Canada, Thanksgiving has been over for a while, but nonetheless that’s a nice roundup of traditional fall recipes. :)

    Does everyone in the US eat green bean casserole? I’ve never heard of it except online.

  3. Oh gosh, that mac and cheese and the apple crisp both look amazing!!!


  4. Awesome ideas, that apple crisp and stuffing look soo good!

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