Thanksgiving – New or Old?


Do you yearn for the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, or are you one who wants to try something new out on your family?

Here is the New Thanksgiving Menu from Martha Stewart –

Cranberry-Blood Orange Spritz

Date, Olive, and Goat-Cheese Tart

Acorn Squash with Mixed-Grain Stuffing

Roasted Turkey Rubbed with Coriander, Black Pepper, and Fennel

Pomegranate Relish

Quick-Pickled Chiles

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Minty Yogurt Sauce

Lemon-Pepper Green Beans

Shredded Brussels-Sprout Salad with Hazelnut Crunch

Sweet-Potato-and-Cauliflower Mash

Big Almond-Orange-Ginger Cookie

Here is my Traditional Thanksgiving Menu –




Mashed potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Marshmallow topping

Glazed carrots,

Green bean casserole

Corn casserole

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry/Walnut jello mold

Croissants (or rolls)

Pickles, olives

Green onions


Birthday Cake (my daughter’s birthday is on the 25th)

Pumpkin Pie

You can find all of my holiday recipes here…

So, which side do you come down on? Do you risk trendy dishes, or do you make sure you have everyone’s favorites?

Stay tuned… the Thanksgiving planner will be out soon!

2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving – New or Old?

  1. Scotsgal

    Sorry Martha, I much prefer Carole’s tried and tested and muchoved traditional recipes. Why mess with them? Traditions call for traditional dishes. Imho, it’s so important to keep traditions alive, which means heirloom reckpes from splattered, dog-eared cookbooks. Maybe such cookbooks won’t exist in another ten years. Family traditions matter and are often talked about and food forms a huge part of our memories.

  2. Carole

    Hi Fiona. You’re right, food is a big part of our memories. I know whenever I tried to nix a dish or change it, someone was always disappointed. Since people are becoming more health conscious, over the years we’ve been able to cut down on some of the less healthy options, but the core dishes have remained pretty much the same. Everyone looks forward to that one or two favorites that you only get this time of year!

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