My mom is hosting Thanksgiving this year and that makes everyone happy! She’s been diligently planning and working ahead, and several weeks ago we all decided what dishes my sister and I would bring to the meal.
Here’s what I’m bringing:
- Cranberry Sauce – I’m making a new recipe from Southern Living
- Green Bean Casserole – sticking with the classic version
- Deviled Eggs – I make mine with Duke’s mayo, mustard, relish and a little bit of Ranch dressing powder!
- Charcuterie Board
Are deviled eggs a staple on your Thanksgiving menu? They weren’t in our house until my sister and I married – both of our husbands like having them at any holiday meal.
Believe it or not, this will be the first official charcuterie board I’ve put together. I’m sticking with this formula to keep it simple:
- Soft cheese: Goat Cheese with Honey
- Hard cheese: Sharp White Cheddar & Colby
- Meat: Thinly Sliced Salami
- Spread (something to spread it on): Pita Crackers & Town House Crackers
- Fruit: Grapes
- Veggie: Cucumbers
I chose things that I can prep ahead of time without any issue. I thought about adding pears, but they will brown too quickly if I chop them the night before. Grapes are much more reliable!
Last week I started picking up groceries for these dishes and was so pleased to find my grocery store well stocked with all the Thanksgiving essentials. I hope you have the same experience! Definitely grab what you need when you see it, because it might be gone the next time you look for it!
I made a list on my phone that I can check off as I find the items I need.
If you’re not in the mood for the traditional turkey dinner, I highly recommend the menu that my sister and I served a couple years ago for our “Not-Thanksgiving-Thanksgiving.” Check it out here!
What are your Thanksgiving plans? Are you doing any of the cooking? No matter what you’re doing or where you find yourself, I hope you’ll take some time to meditate on and pray through the Scripture verses I shared on Friday. ❤
6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Menu 2021: Sides and Charcuterie!”
Yum!! Your game plan for your charcuterie board sounds great! You know I’m a big fan. I cut my cucumbers at the very last minute so they’re very crisp on the board. Carrot sticks are also a super easy item to prep in advance. I hope your family enjoys your board and a wonderful Thanksgiving together.
Thanks for the tips! I definitely started with your blog and browsed some of the boards you posted there. 🙂 I don’t think of carrot sticks because I’m not a fan, but that’s a good idea. Thanks!
I like your easy formula for a charcuterie board.
It really helped me narrow down my choices and put together a cohesive board.
My dad loves deviled eggs. He prefers to call them “Angel Eggs” ~ ha!! Anyway, I’ve never considered them for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but he expects them, so we make them! I make them for him throughout the year as well, and ANY time we have a get-together.
That’s so sweet of you to make “angel eggs” for your dad. They are definitely a labor of love, in my opinion. 🙂