Tomorrow is the big day and instead of my usual DIY Wednesday post, I thought I would do a round-up of some of my recipes that would make a good last minute dish.
These meals are fairly simple to put together and they are sure to please everyone at the table. Which is no easy feat with a big crowd!
My Favorite Hummus-
Start everyone off with some veggies and dip. This hummus is my favorite and while it does take a few extra steps, it tastes so much better than store bought. You can also make it a few days in advance so you don’t have to worry about it the day of.
Carrot Fennel Soup-
Soup is a really good first course and this carrot fennel soup could not be easier to make. The slow cooker does all of the work and all you have to do is puree it right before you serve it. Again, you could make today and then just heat it up right before it’s time to eat.
Quinoa Cornbread Bites-
Try this healthy twist on cornbread and I bet people will like them just as much. Also, other than the flax seed, most of these ingredients are things that you might already have on hand.
Spicy Cranberry Sauce-
This is my all-time favorite side dish for Thanksgiving. My mom makes an awesome cranberry relish, and I discovered the awesomeness that is spicy cranberry sauce last year. This comes together really fast and can be made right before serving.
I have been making a butternut squash version of these for the past few weeks and they would be a fun addition to your table. They are great for vegans and gluten-free folks who might have a harder time finding something to eat. You can prep these today and pop them in the freezer. Then you can just pull them out and cook them in boiling water when you’re ready to serve them!
Butternut Squash Gnudi-
Another vegan/gluten-free main dish that you could make today and then serve tomorrow. It is a little labor intensive, but if you have a lot of hands on deck to help, you can pull these together in time for the big dinner tomorrow.
Frosted Pumpkin Blondies-
Like brownies but with pumpkin. Plus a simple frosting? Big win in my book.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies-
I love a good oatmeal cookie and the pumpkin in these make them really moist and delicious. They also make a great breakfast the next morning…
Over On Girlish
I also write recipes for Girlish and I have a few tasty Thanksgiving dishes over there that you should check out!
Cranberry Coffee Cake-
If you have guests that are going to be there in the morning, this coffee cake is great to have on hand. It tastes like it’s bad for you, but it actually has some really healthy ingredients
Thanksgiving Wild Rice-
I am going to be bringing this to the two Thanksgiving’s that I am going to this year. It comes together fast, good for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free folks, and tastes like Thanksgiving all in one meal.
Hopefully you aren’t stressing too much about your feast and you can find a few recipes here that you and your family will enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving friends!