Thanksgiving – The Practice Version

Thanksgiving comes but once a year – it’s sad but it’s true. On the other hand, you have to practice if you want to be perfect. And so: A genius idea was born. This year we gathered some dear friends/hearty souls for our inaugural Practice Thanksgiving. Here’s a little sneak preview.

Thanksgiving - (The Practicing) Menu
Thanksgiving – (The Practicing) Menu

We first dreamed up the idea of having the Practice Thanksgiving because we want to grill a turkey this year. But, that’s some pretty risky business right there – learning to grill a turkey for the very first time with a house full of hungry guests and no margin for error. We’re just not those kinds of high-stakes gamblers.

Now, the pressure’s off – we have our first grilled turkey under our belts (literally and figuratively). And thank goodness we did a test run. The first bird did not turn out perfectly.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be passing along things we learned, helpful tips, and some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes, including:

Let the eating begin!

Browse all of our Thanksgiving recipes (from years past and present) here.

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10 thoughts on “Thanksgiving – The Practice Version”

  1. I love the idea of a practice Thanksgiving–what a good sneaky way to get to have it twice. 🙂 I’ll be watching for the pumpkin fondue recipe. I can’t imagine what it is but I just know I want it!

      1. Why thank you! Can’t wait to see the rest. 🙂 I have to admit that my favorite thing that’s usually on my Thanksgiving table is the cranberry-orange relish (using organic fruit and the recipe from the back of the Ocean Spray bag–12 oz raw cranberries, 1 whole orange, 1 c. sugar, pulse in food processor until just barely chunky). Other than that I usually just make a bread pudding, a good salad, lots of roasted veggies, and pie. 🙂

      2. Cranberry sauce is at the top of my list too! (You have excellent taste. ) Growing up in oregon, there were some cranberry bogs by us and we’d have boatloads of sauce at dinner. We have an orange cranberry recipe on here I’ve been eating since I was a kid. Love your classic thanksgiving menu.

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