Pre Thanksgiving Family Dinner Menu

posted by Amanda // Food

Nov 15, 2012

My aunt and uncle are driving from Arizona for Thanksgiving so I invited everyone over to our new apartment for a family dinner next Wednesday. Coming up with a pre-Thanksgiving menu was kind of tough. I didn’t want to upstage the big day, and didn’t want to do the same dishes. But I want all the same ingredients like  potatoes, herbs, wine—warm, comforting, hearty. That’s just the kind of foods I love this time of year.

So this is what I came up with:

Starter: Baked Sweet Potatoes, Main: Coq au Vin, Bread: No Knead Olive Bread, Side: Baked New Potatoes, Dessert: Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

I still have a week, so this could all change. And now that I’m looking at it all together, it might be good to add in something green. But overall I’m feeling good about our first dinner party at our new place. What could be better than family gathered around a table, sharing a meal? Doing it twice in the same week!

Are you guys cooking for Thanksgiving? What recipes are you using? Do you have any suggestions for my meal?

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8 Responses to “Pre Thanksgiving Family Dinner Menu”

  1. Teresa says:

    Ohhh yum! Everything sounds delicious. :) I’m sure your family will love it.

  2. Meaghen Keyser says:

    Something green! Brussel sprouts would be yummy i think.

  3. melissa says:

    this recipe for brusel sprouts looks amazing:

    i love everything she makes!!

  4. Lanie says:

    I had Brussels sprouts last night that were roasted with shallots. They were A-Mazing.

    I heard roasted beets were good too That might be a fun pop of color as well.

    I can’t wait to have a bit more space to have a few people over without bumping elbows. This all sounds fantastic!


  5. Natalie says:

    I think a salad with a nice vinaigrette would be a great touch to break up all those delicious rich foods! Pomegranates are just coming into season, how about sprinkling some seeds on a green salad with some candied walnuts? And you can never go wrong with goat cheese…
    I want that pumpkin creme brulee!
    Hope you have fun cooking and hosting! I love this time of year and all the yummy foods!