26 11 2008

Tomorrow is American Thanksgiving so to get into the spirit, here are a number of side dish and dessert suggestions that you can add to your turkey to create a delicious menu.  All dishes are vegetarian and can be made in advance so you’ll have time to focus on the important aspects of the day!


Butternut Squash Gratin

Rich and cheesy with a hint of sweetness, this makes a great vegetable dish with fall’s essential flavours.


Potato-Sage Dressing

One of the most important dishes for Thanksgiving, this vegetarian version is moist and flavourful even though it’s cooked outside of the turkey.


Corn Scallop

Although I originally made this recipe with roasted fresh corn, you can easily substitute canned or frozen corn.


Cranberry Sauce

A must-have on many Thanksgiving tables, this version uses fresh cranberries and doesn’t take much more effort than opening a can (really!)


Apple Caramel Tart

An impressive dessert that’s easier to make than it looks.


Pumpkin Pie with Maple Walnut Praline

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving classic.  I’ve dressed it up with maple-walnut praline and pastry leaves so it looks elegant but still tastes delicious.

Bon Appétit and Happy Thanksgiving!