Thanksgiving Day Ideas and Ideas for Leftovers

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that I truly love. I love the idea of having everyone around a large table, laughing and eating, and ultimately celebrating everyone’s company. It is one of those holidays where people just take it easy and relax. It is also a day where those cooking the meal might get a little bit anxious. Questions begin to take over in their heads and you can see who is stressing in the kitchen. If you have never hosted or prepared a Thanksgiving day meal for a large group of people, it can be a little bit hectic. Not only is there a lot to juggle, but you also have to deal with oven space, counter space, and most importantly time. However, when the meal is served, and everyone is happy, you know you have done a great job.

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where I love to cook. I love whatever stresses attempt to come my way, and more importantly I love coming up with new recipe ideas that will get some family members questioning. Questions like is this homemade green bean casserole? Is that sweet potatoes in the mashed potatoes? With those questions aside, I think the most I like about Thanksgiving, is the day after. The day where we wake up and think about those mashed potatoes for breakfast, along with little nibbles of turkey, that, and everything in between. But this is also the day where I begin to come up with new ideas, such as Thanksgiving Day Eggrolls.

So, here are a few ideas to get you started, either in planning a dish to bring to the Thanskgiving Day table, or the days following the big holiday. Everyone have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day Eggrolls

Thanksgiving Day Eggrolls Recipe

Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Prosciutto and Cedar Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Prosciutto and Cedar Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Mini Pot Pies

Mini Pot Pies Recipe

Turkey Tetrazzini

Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini

Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Brussel Sprouts with a Balsamic Reduction

Brussel Sprouts Recipe with a Balsamic Reduction

Enjoy everyone!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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