Thanksgiving Ideas!

Thanksgiving is coming up soon and we’ve thought of some of our favorite recipes and decorations for during this fun season!

 

Recipes

Meal prep at Thanksgiving is notorious for being time consuming and we’ve come up with a few items that will be sure to take a little of the load off!

·      Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad:

o   Ingredients

-6 cups of arugula and baby spinach (any greens will do)

-1 red apple

-1 green apple

-1 cup of chopped walnuts

-1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese

-1/3 cup of dried cranberries

-Poppy seed dressing

o   Recipe:

-Core and chop red and green apples

-Toss salad ad all ingredients

-Whisk together with dressing

 

·      Rosemary Dinner Rolls:

o   Ingredients:

-2 ¼ tsp dry yeast

-1/2 cup of warm water (about 110 degrees)

-3 tbsp. sugar

-3/4 cup milk, warmed (about 80 degrees)

-1 egg

-3 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

-3 ½ tbsp. rosemary, chopped

-1 ½ tsp salt

1 tbsp. whisked egg

-3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

-Extra-virgin olive oil and freshly ground black pepper

o   Recipe:

-Using a standing electric mixer, whisk together yeast, water, and ½ tsp of granulated sugar. Pause 5 minutes. Mix in the remaining sugar, milk, egg, butter, rosemary, and salt on low speed.

-Add 2 cups of flour and mix on low speed until combined.

-Switch mixer to a hook attachment and mix in the remaining cups of flour. Mix until dough is smooth and elastic.

-Cover bowl with plastic wrap and wait 15 minutes.

-Butter a 13x9 inch baking dish. Punch dough down and divide into 12 equal portions, shaping each portion into a ball

-Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 46-60 mins

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees

-Brush tops of rolls evenly with 1 tbsp of whisked egg

-Bake until tops are golden brown (for about 25 mins)

 

·      Perfect Turkey Dressing:

o   Ingredients:

-1/2 cup of butter (cut into about 8 pieces)

-1 tsp coarse black pepper

-1/2 cup all-purpose flour

-4 cups of chicken stock

o   Recipe:

-In a large saucepan, melt ½ cup of butter over medium-low heat.

-Sprinkle 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper

-Slowly add ½ cup of all-purpose flour, whisking to combine

-After a few minutes, slowly begin to pour in chicken broth into the pan, continuing to whisk

-Allow the gravy to cook for several minutes so it can thicken up. Serve immediately or keep on low heat until ready to serve.

 

Decorations

Thanksgiving is a great time for fun, fall themed decorations. These are a few of our favorite low-maintenance DIY decorations!

·      Paper Sign Table Runner: All you need is brown butcher paper and a white paint pen! This simple decoration is a great way to spruce up your Thanksgiving table in no time at all!

·      Corn Kernel Candle Holder: Take any large glass vase or container and fill up with corn kernels. Inside, place a candle of any size among the kernels to spice up your table lighting!

·      Maple Leaf Place Cards: For this fun touch, you simply need red, orange, and brown paper and a sharpie or paint pen! Cut leaf shapes out of the paper and write the names of each table guest for a festive feel to your dinner table!

For more fun fall ideas, check out our Pinterest!

 

Our True40 family is thankful for all of you and we hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!