Thanksgiving Guide: Make-Ahead Recipes, Family Activities & More


Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we want to make the holiday as easy as possible for you! Here are some ideas you might find helpful. In this post you’ll find family activities, a menu plan, Thanksgiving recipe ideas, and make-ahead meal ideas. Hope you find this helpful!

THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES

It never hurts to have some activity ideas up your sleeve. Here are a few that your family might enjoy!

Thankful tree Thanksgiving activity

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TRY OUR HOLIDAY MENU PLAN

Sometimes, we just need a clear plan laid out for us. Here is a great plan that all goes well together!

Holiday Menu Plan

MAIN COURSE: Holiday Ham with Cranberry-Orange Glaze (In addition to turkey, of course!)

SIDE DISH: Ultimate Bacon and Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes. These are a total crowd pleaser!

SALAD: Autumn Chopped Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

DESSERT: Pumpkin Dump Cake. Love this twist on pumpkin pie!

THANKSGIVING RECIPE IDEAS BY CATEGORY

Autumn Chopped Salad

APPETIZERS

  • Small Bites Board – Place an assortment of snack items out. Cheeses, crackers, etc.
  • Hummus & Veggies – Tasty and not too filling. Need to save room for that turkey!
  • Homemade Chex Mix – This has been at my Thanksgivings for YEARS. Be warned, it’s addictive!

SIDE DISHES

MAIN COURSE

DESSERTS & DRINKS

MAKE AHEAD RECIPES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Looking for some make-ahead ideas for Thanksgiving? We’ve pulled out a collection that we think would work great to prep ahead of time. Such a sanity saver!

Slow Cooker cheddar and bacon potato soup

MAKE-AHEAD SOUPS FOR THE SLOW COOKER OR INSTANT POT

MAKE-AHEAD APPETIZERS

MAKE AHEAD SIDE DISHES, DESSERTS, AND DRINKS

BAKE AND FREEZE FOR GUESTS

OTHER TIPS & TRICKS


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