I am having my family over for Thanksgiving Brunch this year. I have 3 sisters and their families coming, and my Mom & Mother-in-Law. I’m truly looking forward to some fun family time. I have the most precious nieces and nephews, 3 are teens and 3 are under the age of 4. I can’t wait to see them all!
I’m excited to switch up our regular menu and come up with some great breakfast/brunch recipe ideas. I have a few ideas of my own that I will need to experiment with before Thanksgiving day, and I also found some amazing recipes on Pinterest that I want to try.
Here is the menu
Best Ever Cranberry Sauce
Jaw Droppinly Good Cranberry Mimosas
3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spiced Chai
Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Sauced Sliders
Oven Scrambled Eggs
Cornflake Topped Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Apple Kale Slaw With Curried Almond Dressing
Easy Elegant Yogurt Berry Parfait in a Trifle
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
Perfect Ancestral Pumpkin Pie
Coffee | Hot Tea
After trying many different cranberry sauce recipes, this one is by far my favorite. Everyone who tastes it asks for the recipe. It is the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Some cranberries are left whole, some and smashed. It is not too spicy with just a touch of cinnamon. It is perfection, and thick enough to smear on a piece of toast like a jam.
This is also a recipe from Shockingly Delicious. She takes a tablespoon of the Best Every Cranberry Sauce recipe above, puts it in the bottom of a champagne flute, adds some sparkling wine (I plan on using Moscato) & serve! Can’t get much easier than that. The color of these Mimosa’s is so pretty, & I plan on adding a spiral of orange peel to each glass to make them look even more festive.
This is a recipe I will need to experiment with. Update: I did! Here it is. I was inspired by Starbucks Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Panini– a sandwich that tastes like Thanksgiving! I will be making these for dinner next week & will post the recipe if they turn out yummy!
Sometimes simple is better. I was going to make quiche or a breakfast casserole, but with so many other rich recipes that we will be having, I thought I would keep the eggs pure and simple. I love this recipe. It makes enough for a crowd and couldn’t be easier.
This recipe has been made by our family for years. It is so far from good for you, but boy, it sure tastes good! I like to ask my sister to bring this. She makes it the best, and then I don’t have to face how junky the ingredients really are for you! Those cream of ‘something’ soups get me every time, but it IS a celebration, so bring it on.
I must have some greens on the plate at any holiday celebration. This recipe for Apple Kale Slaw is really hearty, delicious & beautiful to look at. I am going to leave out the tomatoes and add dried cranberries or maybe pomegranate seeds. Mmmm!
We always have deviled eggs at our family Thanksgiving celebrations. My older sister makes these the best, too! Her secret ingredient? Instead of using regular mustard, she uses a bit of honey mustard. The teens go nuts over these so she usually makes a couple dozen.
I love the idea of using a classic trifle dish to make this pretty parfait! Just simply layer in granola, fruit & yogurt. Can’t get any easier!
I may put my 13-year-old baker to work on these the day before Thanksgiving. She is a super gifted baker and would do a great job. This recipe caught my eye because they can be rolled out and sliced the night before, then raise for an hour in the morning, then baked. I like the idea of greeting my guests with the scent for freshly baked cinnamon rolls!
I plan on brewing this ahead of time and keeping it warm in the crockpot for guests to help themselves. It is such a warming, comforting drink! It tastes like fall!
Perfect Pumpkin Pie With A Secret Ingredient
Gotta have pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving! This recipe is my all-time favorite recipe for Pumpkin Pie. My sweet neighbors spoil us by delivering pumpkin pie during the holiday season, and it was by far the best pumpkin pie I had ever tasted. I asked for the recipe & then of course, had to write a blog post about it. It uses a secret ingredient! Click through to see what it is.
I’m so ready for Thanksgiving Day Brunch with my sweet family. Cannot wait to savor the food & the moments with them!
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