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Our 2020 Thanksgiving Menu!

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Rachel Dolfi
Southerner transported to NYC because of food! Associate Food Editor at TheFeedfeed.

 
 

photo by @rachelgurjar

Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean it can't be delicious. Whether you are hosting a smaller crowd, or cooking for just your immediate family, the food is what brings us all together. This menu is brought to you by our friends at Kroger and from starters, to salads, sides, main dishes and desserts, we've got it all!

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THE MENU
TO START
Lemony Whipped Feta Dip 
by @saratane

Got hungry guests lingering in the kitchen? Fend them off with this lemony feta dip. It's briny, cheesy and all things delicious. Serve it up with your favorite crackers or raw veggies!

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates With Prosciutto And Herb Infused Honey by @racheldolfi

These easy stuffed dates are the perfect holiday appetizer! The insides are filled with a creamy, lemony goat cheese mixture, then wrapped in salty prosciutto and baked until the outside is beautifully crisp.

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SALAD
Asian Pear, Fennel, Radicchio Salad with Spicy Citrus Dressing by @saharabohoskey

This salad is jam packed with tons of texture, like crunchy nuts, chewy raisins and crisp Asian pears.  Don't sleep on the sweet, spicy and crunchy almond dressing! 
Watch Sahara make this HERE!

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SIDE DISHES
Miso Honey Lemon Brussels Sprouts by @rachelgurjar

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without Brussels Sprouts! And this recipe is one of our favorites. Seared sprouts are topped with a sweet and savory miso honey lemon sauce for that perfect umami kick. 

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Sourdough and Sausage Stuffing by @mollyjean4

We are forever team sourdough! This stuffing (okay, okay, technically this is a dressing) is herby, hearty and a perfect accompaniment for your gravy and crispy skinned turkey! Watch Molly make this HERE!

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Cranberry Rice Pilaf with Crispy Shallots and Nuts by @rachelgurjar

Looking to switch up your usual Thanksgiving side dishes? How about this beautiful cranberry rice pilaf? It's topped with crunchy almonds and pecans, and bright cilantro. 

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Creamed Kale With Crispy Mushrooms by @mollyjean4

Kale stands up much better to the heat than traditional creamed spinach!  The sweetness of the cream and nutmeg offset the bitterness from the kale perfectly, making this the ideal holiday greens side dish. 

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Coconut Green Bean Casserole by @jakecohen

Blanching these green beans ensures a quick cooking time in the oven and that your green beans stay crispy! Oh did we mention this creamy casserole is also vegan?

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Twice Baked Potato Casserole With Bacon, Leeks And Sharp Cheddar by @mollyjean4

This casserole is filled will all the delicious things you want in a holiday side; light and fluffy potatoes, crispy bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, butter, sour cream and fresh chives.  It's a great way to make and prepare mashed potatoes ahead and it's just what you'll want on your Thanksgiving table!

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MAIN EVENT
Dry Brined Spatchcock Turkey by @mollyjean4

Trust us, dry brine is the way to go!  We also love to spatchcock our turkey, which allows for a faster, more even cook on the bird. Plus it's even easier to carve! 

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COCKTAIL
Beet Ginger Mule by @dillonotuama

It's a family affair at The Feedfeed!  @rachelgurjar's very talented husband @dillonotuama created this delicious and vibrant Beet Ginger Mule, perfect for Thanksgiving celebrations! Watch Dillon make it HERE!

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DESSERTS
Pumpkin Maple Meringue Pie
by @mirouskokovic

If you're looking for the perfect pumpkin pie, look no further! This pie is filled with a traditional pumpkin custard and then topped with a decadent maple meringue and torched to a dark golden hue.

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Shingled Apple Tart with Frangipane by @saratane

We love a good apple tart, especially when it calls for frozen puff pastry! This easy, delicious dessert is topped off with a cinnamon syrup, making it the perfect dessert to grace your Thanksgiving table. 

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LEFTOVERS!
Leftover Turkey Panini with Cranberry Sauce, Apples, and Brie by @saratane

We love thanksgiving leftovers! If you're lucky enough to have leftover turkey, this panini is a total game changing move for Black Friday. Layers of apple, brie and leftover cranberry sauce pack a serious punch.

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Chicken Wings by @saratane

Put that leftover cranberry sauce to good use with these sweet & spicy wings. They're a great way to glaze these little snacks, and perfect for any Thanksgiving weekend football watching. 

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THE GROCERY LIST
(the must-haves!)

 

1 (12 ounce) block feta cheese
1 (8 ounce) block brie
1 (4 ounce) log Simple Truth Goat Cheese
8 ounces Kroger Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 (8 ounce) container Kroger Original Sour Cream
3 quarts Kroger Heavy Whipping Cream
1 (16 ounce) tub white miso
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 dozen eggs
1 pound pork sausage
1 (12-ounce) pack Simple Truth Uncured Hardwood Bacon
1 (3 ounce) package Prosciutto di Parma
1 (12-14 pound) fresh turkey, backbone removed
2 pounds chicken wings, drumettes and flats separated
1 box frozen puff pastry
24 pitted Medjool dates
12 lemons
5 limes
1 orange
6 assorted apples, about 2 pounds
2 Asian pears
3 Granny Smith apples
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 bunch fresh sage
1 bunch fresh thyme
1 bunch fresh rosemary
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch fresh chives
1 bunch fresh mint
1 bunch chives
1 (4 ounce) package microgreens
2 heads garlic
4 yellow onions
1 bunch scallions
8 shallots
 9 ounces ginger
1 head celery
3 leeks
1 (5 ounce) bag baby arugula
1 head romaine lettuce
1 head radicchio
1 bulb fennel
1 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms
2 pounds Brussels sprouts
2 pounds green beans
3 bunches Lacinato kale
3 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes
2 (32 ounce) cartons chicken or turkey stock
1 (32 ounce) cartons vegetable broth
1 (15 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup Kroger Clover Honey
3 loaves sourdough bread, about 1 ¼ pounds each
1 bottle dry white wine
1 liter vodka
Club soda
Leftover cranberry sauce
12 slices leftover turkey

PANTRY ESSENTIALS
(things we assume you have,
but if not, stock up!)

 

Olive oil
Coconut oil
Vegetable oil
Canola oil
Kosher salt
Flaked salt
Cream of tartar
Cornstarch
Black peppercorns
Za’atar
Aleppo
Ground cinnamon
Ground ginger
Nutmeg
Cayenne pepper
Garam masala
Vanilla extract
Whole cumin seeds
Cinnamon sticks
Lemon pepper
Dried thyme
Ground sage
Dried rosemary
Crushed red pepper flakes
Pumpkin seeds
Sesame seeds
Golden raisins
Dried cranberries
Almonds
Walnuts
Peanuts
Hot honey
Honey
Granulated sugar
Light brown sugar
Dark brown sugar
All-purpose flour
Unsalted butter
Basmati rice
Mayonnaise
Tamari
Chili garlic sauce
Dijon mustard
Worcestershire sauce

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The Game Plan

One Week Ahead:
Infuse Vodka with Beets for Mules
Make Ginger Syrup for Mules
Make Pie Crust and Freeze
Make Herb Infused Honey for Dates

Two Days Ahead:
Make Whipped Feta
Make Pumpkin Pie
Make Goat Cheese Filling for Dates
Toast Bread for Stuffing
Dry Brine Turkey
Make Potato Casserole

One Day Before:
Cook Off Sausage and Veggies for Stuffing
Trim and Halve Brussels Sprouts
Make Creamed Kale
Make Salad Dressing
Blanch Green Beans
Make Frangipane for Apple Tart
Fill and Wrap Dates
Make Pumpkin Pie

The Big Day:
Roast Turkey
Assemble Salad
Bake Dates
Cook Off Brussels Sprouts
Make Crispy Mushrooms
Assemble and Bake Stuffing
Assemble Green Bean Casserole
Bake Shingled Apple Tart
Make Rice Pilaf
Reheat Potato Casserole
Reheat Creamed Kale
Assemble Cocktails
Make Meringue