Thanksgiving should be a time of happiness. Of eating. Of family. Of passing out after eating too much turkey.
It should NOT be filled with stress!
We are one week away from the Big Day. If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, or are bringing something to Thanksgiving dinner, fear not! There are many, many dishes you can make ahead of time and either re-heat or serve at room temperature when next Thursday comes. Here are some of my favorites!
Appetizers and Munchies
1. This Fig and Olive Tapenade tastes like heaven, tried and true. Even those that don’t like olives love this dip. It’s easy to make and infused with the unique flavors of rosemary, balsamic vinegar, and a teensy bit of cayenne pepper. Pair with cream cheese like the recipe suggests, or use goat cheese!
2. These Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts are a tradition for my family. I usually choose my seat in the family room according to proximity to these nuts, while simultaneously trying to hide the fact that I have eaten almost the whole thing. (Suggestion: use regular white sugar instead of honey for these for company. Using honey makes them stickier, which isn’t as nice for guests).
3. These gorgeous Sparkly Sugared Cranberries are so pretty, you may not want to eat them! If that is the case, send them my way. I’ll finish off these sweet and tart bad boys for you :-)…