Thanksgiving Madness!!!


Thanksgiving Madness. It’s totally a thing. When I was younger, I used to take Thanksgiving VERY seriously. I’d cook the entire Thanksgiving meal including dessert, and since I had way too much on my plate, something would inevitably fail or not turn out and I’d get super bummed.

But now I’m just like, so what, who cares. There’s a chance that the turkey might be on the dry side, you might burn something, heck, I dunno, you might even drop a whole dish on the floor (I’ve done this). I recommend to treat those moments with laughs and shrugs…and then proceed to pour a ton of gravy over the turkey–that’s what it’s there for anyway. Thanksgiving cooking is supposed to involve lots of wine, laughs and way too many cooks in the kitchen. All that makes it Thanksgiving.

If you’d like some ideas for sides and stuffing and dessert, I got some.

Stuffing Muffins – People will think you’re the most adorable person in the world if you make stuffing muffins. I mean, look at them! Cuteness central.

Garlic Top Knots – It looks like a top knot you wear on top of your head, but it’s the edible version. With lots of garlic, Italian parsley and butter on top. Delicious.

Acorn Squash Soup with Cheesy Croutons – It’s a classic squash soup that’s only a teeny bit creamy. If you’re looking for a soup to kick off your meal, this is your dude. A plus is that you can make it the night before and then just reheat the day of.

Brown Butter Biscuits – Look at those little specks of brown butter! These biscuits are special.

Leftovers are my favorite part of Thanksgiving. If you might have some pumpkin pie laying around. Throw a slice of pumpkin pie in a blender with some ice cream. It’s fun.

If you have some turkey or random vegetables, add ’em to a calzone with lots of cheese. It’ll make for a delicious, inexpensive lunch.

Have fun this Thursday!



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  • Reply dragon fruit November 20, 2012 at 9:46 am

    WOW amazing ideas! thank you! x

  • Reply Katie @ Blonde Ambition November 20, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Those stuffing muffins really are adorable!

  • Reply Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I’m definitely making stuff muffins this year – I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes November 20, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Love how cute those stuffing muffins are!

  • Reply little kitchie November 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

    great ideas – i’m going to try out the stuffing muffins! already made your chocolate chip pecan pie, and YUM!

  • Reply Bev @ Bev Cooks November 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I’m completely falling apart over here. ALL OF EEEET.

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    So many awesome recipes here! Lovely!

  • Reply Meredith November 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I love Stuffin’ Muffins! My mom started making them a couple of years ago and they’re great! There’s no more fighting about the crispy edges anymore! A brilliant idea!

  • Reply Margherita November 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Embrace the madness, that is my saying!

  • Reply Christina @ The Beautiful Balance November 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I will take a full batch of stuffing muffins please and thank you! Everything looks incredible. There is always a Thanksgiving fail every year, nothing to be upset about. Even if you did just slave away in the kitchen for 3 days straight… Haha.

  • Reply Jayne November 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Pumpkin pie in the blender with ice cream? O.O That’s the most brilliant thing I’ve heard in a loooooong time!

  • Reply Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I still can’t get past the first muffins in this post — how delicious looking are those?!

  • Reply Jaclyn November 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Such great advice for enjoying Thanksgiving. You’re right, the point is to spend it with loved ones and to just have fun cooking. These leftover recipes looks delicious. That pumpkin pie shake looks deadly 🙂

    Stay in the Lines

  • Reply Danijela November 21, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Oh, one of my favorite – calzone! I love those. You know, this pumpkin pie ice cream milkshake looks really interesting too – not something that I usually make, but the idea is just fantastic.

  • Reply Julia November 21, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Great round-up..I am very hungry now! Those calzones looks amazing!

  • Reply Suus November 21, 2012 at 9:07 am

    It could be that I’m hungry, but all these look so delicious!

  • Reply bonnie November 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Giving thanks right now for all your great recipes/posts!

  • Reply Chloe Moon November 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Wow, everything looks so scrumptious!!! I gotta try the pumpkin pie in a blender!! =)

    Ergo – Blog

  • Reply Sarah Bryan December 4, 2012 at 10:41 am

    What an amazing Thanksgiving post! I love the garlic knots and the stuffing muffins; both are such fabulous ideas and people always appreciate finger foods at the Thanksgiving table. I think I’ll give these a shot over the Christmas holidays. =)

  • Reply John December 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Can’t believe I discovered this blog AFTER Thanksgiving! I’ll definitely be coming back to this mid-November 2013…

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