Turkey is the standard fare for a Thanksgiving table, but whether you roast a bird or make something else the center of your meal, you’re going to need side dishes and desserts. Some people stick with the traditional dishes like mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. But if you’re looking for some new ideas, check out this roundup.
This month’s menu is short one week as I am taking my annual trip to Chicago during the first week of August, but as you can see there is still plenty of recipes to choose from. Below are the meals I have planned for this month with the same idea that Mondays are meatless, Tuesdays are poultry, Wednesdays are Mexican, Thursdays are fish and dessert nights, Fridays are pizza nights, Saturdays are pasta, and Sundays are traditional. There are several new recipes I am working on so links will be added as the meals are posted. I hope you find something you like.
If you prepare a meal that no one liked you probably wouldn’t make it again, right? There are standby meals that we’ve made for years that are good, and at one time were favorites, but that gets stagnant fast when relying on the same things over and over again. One of the great things about blogging food is that I get to see what other bloggers are making for dinner, and then try them as well. My boys have really enjoyed eating all these new meals instead of the same old things. We decided we’d have a rating system to determine which of these were “keepers” and which were not. I’ve included any desserts and side dishes as well. Based on a 5 star rating, this is what we’ve come up with.