Thanksgiving is a food lover’s dream, but prepping for this classic meal can be redundant if you don’t use your imagination. Whether it’s turkey or potatoes, main courses or sides, here are five clever suggestions that will refine your traditional Thanksgiving dish into a unique and inspired experience.
Five Creative Approaches to Your Classic Thanksgiving Dinner
Do you want to put an exciting spin on your Thanksgiving meal? Whether you’re the host or a guest bringing a dish, we have you covered with some offbeat dinner concepts.
1. Wake Up Your Coleslaw with Fresh Fruit
It’s really interesting when you diverge a bit from the classic green and white coleslaw salad. If you’re making coleslaw for Thanksgiving, throw in fresh fruit for a lively flare.
Try our Fuji Apple Coleslaw and your taste buds will somersault. This coleslaw is special because it doesn’t use any mayonnaise, and the sweet and savory essences bounce off each other to create an exciting twist of flavor that will lighten up your Thanksgiving feast.
2. Bake Cheese into Bread
This is a fact: Bread is amazing. Bread with cheese is even better.
Our Cheddar and Chive Biscuits are a first-rate finger food for Thanksgiving appetizers. With rosemary butter gently glossed on top, this biscuit meal kit provides the perfect amount of flake on the outside, and the cheese accents the warm and soft gooeyness inside. Your guests will hanker to know how you managed to make such excellent biscuits.
3. Throw in Something Hot, Hot, Hot
If you want to separate your Thanksgiving dish from a traditional, humdrum meal, don’t be afraid to play with peppers. Add a dash of zing to an already classic meal and you’ll be sure to create something special.
This recipe includes the best pairings of cheese: parmesan, jack cheddar, goat cheese, and gruyere, all combined to make a creamy sauce that’s perfectly offset by the spiciness of the chorizo and poblano. It is your favorite childhood comfort food, but all grown up.
4. Diverge from the Conventional Turkey
There’s really no turkey rulebook, so why not have a little fun?
With garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika, this turkey meal kit has a taste like no other. This meal comes with a side of mashed potatoes, so you’ll be sure to go back for seconds.
5. Prepare a Vegan Dessert
After an evening of rich, delicious food, you’ll be happy to sit down with a guiltless dessert. Foodstirs has a phenomenal Vegan Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Brownie meal kit that is wonderful for this time of year. This dessert will be a favorite for even the pickiest eater.
The pumpkin puree crossed together with the organic chocolate mix creates a luscious fall flavor, and the macadamia nuts add a fun crunch to the otherwise fluffy brownie. Yum!
Create Your Own Unique Thanksgiving Menu
Do you want to try these off-the-cuff Thanksgiving meals? We love to hear about your experiences! Post below with your comments and questions, or tell us what special Thanksgiving dishes your family serves.