Planning your Thanksgiving menu can be such a daunting task. Deciding on the perfect cocktail, appetizer, how to cook the turkey and you cannot forget about dessert. Or sides for that matter!
We have enlisted our Thanksgiving Dream Team to create a balanced, delicious and incredible meal. Not to mention, taking the guesswork and extra Pinterest efforts out of the equation with this fabulous Womanista printable menu that will "Wow" your guests. At least until the guests leave, we cannot promise they will behave, but we can promise they will not be disappointed by your incredible feast.
The Gobbler Cobbler courtesy of Diane Corcoran, Three Dots and a Dash
A good Thanksgiving cocktail should satisfy two musts: complement, not over-shadow the meal and be strong enough for you to stand the many questions about your relationship status. The Gobbler Cobbler is your answer. Three Dots and a Dash and Bub City's Beverage Director, Diane Corcoran supplies you with a fun tiki cocktail that will get the party started.
Butternut Squash Risotto Cakes courtesy of Debbie Sharpe, Goddess and Grocer
The northern Italian rice dish receives a southern-style makeover with Debbie Sharpe's seasonal appetizer. Butternut squash is a fall and winter treat that is made extra special with her Goddess & Grocer fabulously spiced and fried (it's the holidays, why not?!) pre-cursor to the main event.
Simple Wintry Salad courtesy of McKel, Nutrition Stripped
Citrus and seasonal fruits make for fabulous salad additions, especially when paired with fresh greens. Like many of the delicious and healthy recipes by McKel on Nutrition Stripped, this salad kicks an additional punch with pomegranates. Pomegranates boast high antioxidant content as well as vitamins C, K, folate and are incredible immunity boosters during these fall and winter months!
Turducken courtesy of Johanna Cook, Momma Cusine
Cooking personality and mother, Johanna Cook has taken the fear of the Turducken unknown out of your entree preparation. Like many of her fabulous recipes on Momma Cuisine, this Turducken is an approachable recipe with incredible flavor and flair.
Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese courtesy of Sarah Arel, Chefmade
Personal chef and nutritionist turned entrepreneur, Sarah Arel loves bringing farm-to-table eating to her meal delivery service, Chefmade. Her version of pumpkin mac and cheese does not just incorporate the seasonal pumpkin flavor, this side is baked and served in the pumpkin itself.
Chocolate Marquise courtesy of Hsing Chen, H Patisserie
When Hsing is not creating dessert masterpieces at Bub City, RPM or RPM Steak, she can be found creating delightfully delicious treats for special events and weddings. Her take on chocolate cake is the crown ending to your meal with decadent pudding-like layers that will have you looking like a baking queen!