Teacher. Foodie. Athlete. Does Thanksgiving

There comes a time in life when it is time to stop mooching off your family and pull some of the entertaining weight. Last year was my first formal thanksgiving feast, and it went off without a hitch! I’m hoping for the same results this year! My mentality is that the traditional dishes are what everyone dreams of from their Thanksgiving dinner, so that’s what I do…with my own twist of course! I hope this turns into a complete guide for how you can do the same!

A warning for my paleo followers: nothing about this meal is healthy (well except for a few things), but you gotta do what you gotta do when it comes down to cooking for the family. Yes, there are 3 pounds of butter sitting in my fridge right now.

To ensure that you pull off the big day seamlessly, I am including my timeline for all necessary planning which starts on Sunday and leads up to a minute by minute breakdown of Turkey Day.

I have linked formal recipes for each dish (just click!) and pictures are coming soon, so please stay tuned for updates! For now, I present to you the menu and all recipes needed for Thanksgiving Feast 2013!


Antipasti with the Works

First Course

Carrot Soup

Main Course

Perfect Brined Roast Turkey
Cajun Deep Fried Turkey
Sausage Stuffing
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Lemon Asparagus
Homemade Cranberry Relish
Cranberry Sauce Can Rings and All
Giblet Turkey Gravy




Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake
Scrumptious Apple Pie
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


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