Can you feel it? The buzz of the holidays in the air? We certainly felt it at Trader Joe’s yesterday. It was packed, and there was a near-fight between two women because, in the very crowded check out area, one woman stepped over the other woman’s basket of groceries. Because really, there was nowhere to walk. There was an exchange of words, which made me glad I get to do my actual Thanksgiving shopping in a country that doesn’t even celebrate.
And do stores really need to be so hot? I don’t like being cold, but with all of those people, they could probably turn the heat down 5 degrees and save a ton on heating costs. Just a thought.
As I am planning my Thanksgiving menu, I thought I would share some seasonal favorites and some not-so-traditional ideas to mix things up in case anyone is looking for inspiration. If you have a favorite of your own, feel free to link back in the comments. I love suggestions!
Cranberry Cheddar Biscuits
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Cornbread Sausage Stuffing (or the time I met Amanda Hesser)
Sriracha Maple Brussels Sprouts – add a little spice to your Thanksgiving!
Baked Mac and Cheese
As for wine, I’ll probably be keeping it simple and sticking with bubbly.
What’s your favorite all-American Thanksgiving recipe? Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving dishes that are special or unique to your family?