Happy Thanksgiving week! What are your plans this year? We are staying home and Ryan’s Dad is coming over. We usually go to my parent’s house for the afternoon then go to my mother-in-law’s house. #doublethanksgiving This year we wanted to have Thanksgiving at home and prepare our HOMEGROWN TURKEY! I haven’t cooked a Thanksgiving meal since we lived in Arizona so it been like 9 years! I’m excited to actually cook this year! I do wish we could have everyone over to celebrate but with Covid and Ryan’s Dad is high risk we are keeping it small. Like most others around the world! I have compiled a list of what we plan to have this year.
Below is what is on the menu for our Thanksgiving meal, and I also added a few extra recipes at the bottom if looking for more ideas.
We are smoking our turkey on the Traeger this year!
Is it even Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes? lol
Do you make your stuffing inside the Turkey or separate? We always make it separate.
Green Bean Casserole is my husband’s favorite recipe to make during Thanksgiving and what we usually make each year to bring to my Mom’s house then bring the leftovers to my Mother in Laws! We don’t have an exact recipe but I found this one that is close.
My Mom makes the BEST Homemade Rolls and I will miss them this year I don’t have her recipe but here is a recipe that looks yummy!
30-Minute Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls, the perfect bread recipe to serve with any meal. Cheesy, garlicky goodness!
It’s not the holidays without cranberry sauce and now you can make it homemade. It’s way better and super easy! Your guests will be thanking you for making this easy Thanksgiving side dish.
Pumpkin Cheesecake 1.5 hours · Serves 12 · The baked version is thick and creamy in texture, with an unexplainable lightness to it. It’s like eating a pumpkin pie in cheesecake form! recipe slightly adapted from Paula Deen
What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for you!!
Hi!! I’m Kristin McConnell, creator of Innovative Health & Fitness, I am an Elite Fitness Trainer and a health and lifestyle blogger! I am a wife to my Amazing husband, Mom of two fabulous kids, and two dogs. We try our best to live a happy and healthy life.