By Lauren Scott, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern
Thanksgiving is approaching fast, and whether you’re hosting the entire family or just a few friends, cooking can be a hassle. Putting together a full Thanksgiving meal takes a lot of preparation, and on the day of you might be cooking more than being with your guests. A way to make life easier on yourself around the holidays is to cook dishes that are more simple than traditional dishes.
You’ll impress your guests with your non-traditional Thanksgiving, and enjoy their company instead of slaving away over a stove for hours on end. Here I have a list of my favorite Fill Your Plate recipes that can be used for appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts; I hope you and your Thanksgiving guests enjoy them!
- Arizona Cornbread Chili Pie
- Orange Coated Yams
- Dru’s Special Stuffing
- Stuffed Pumpkin
- Sweet Corn Casserole
- Popping Cranberry Sauce
- Lentils and Smoked Turkey
- Arizona Rancher’s Prime Rib
- Citrus-Marinated Grilled Turkey
- Grandma Gertie’s Pumpkin Pie
- Grandma Howard’s Apple Pie
- Harvest Pumpkin Bars with Icing
Create the tastiest Thanksgiving dinner you and your family have ever had with this non-traditional menu. Check out the recipe section on fillyourplate.org, as well, for more delicious recipes!