By Emily Malloy
It has been a gift to travel along this edible journey toward Thanksgiving with you.
As I said in the very beginning, the joy of Thanksgiving is in the gathering of loved ones around the table. It is in the thunderous laughter, bumping of elbows, and border house reaches that beckons us to the same table from near and far. As the day wouldn't be as meaningful without the gathering of hearts, it seems only right that the focus of the day lies mostly upon those we love.
Each recipe was crafted with you in mind. It is our wish here at Theology of Home that the legwork behind Thanksgiving is manageable that you are able to be fully present to the individuals with whom you are feasting.
We began our round-up talking about the importance of the Thanksgiving table as the gathering place. As the table is the main stage for the day's events, it deserves attention! In the post, an autumn-inspired floral centerpiece tutorial is featured showing how to create a beautiful arrangement to create a feast for the eyes! The original post and tutorial can be found here.
Thanksgiving has been coined "Turkey Day" for a reason! It is the most important portion of the spread. I shared with you a fuss-free recipe that will happily be the main event for the cook and the consumer. The original post can be found here. The printable version recipe can be found here.
Side dishes act as a tremendous accompaniment to the main feature. On Thanksgiving, side dishes have gained such importance that they are nearly stand-alone items in their own right!
Cranberry sauce and turkey are two peas in a pod. What would a Thanksgiving plate be without that delightful tanginess cutting through the rich foods of the day? I daresay I don't want to find out. This Orange and Thyme Cranberry Sauce hits the spot. The original post can be found here. The printable version of the recipe can be found here.
When I imagine an image of Thanksgiving, I instantly envision corn in the backdrop along with the plethora of foodstuffs. This Honey and Butter Skillet Corn dish has just a delightful amount of sweetness that charms the Thanksgiving plate. The original post can be found here. The printable version of the recipe can be found here.
Stuffing is one of comfort food's best offerings. The concept of comfort food reaches a new fever pitch with the butteriness of the brioche bread alongside of the sage and thyme. Sage and Thyme Brioche Stuffing has become a new favorite around here and it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser on Thanksgiving! The original post can be found here. The printable version of the recipe can be found here.
In our home, this Apple and Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe needs very little introduction. As a newlywed, this dish was so well-loved, I would make it so that it would be consumed while watching a movie in lieu of popcorn. It will quickly become a favorite in your home, too. The original post can be found here. The printable version of the recipe can be found here.
Simply delicious wins the day with this Roasted Broccoli. It is easy to put together and tastes delicious. This recipe's best feature is that it really is simple, which is sometimes really helpful when pulling off a large, elaborate meal. The original post for this recipe can be found here. The printable version of this recipe can be found here.
Commonly, sweet potatoes are sweetened up to adorn the Thanksgiving spread by way of brown sugar and marshmallows. Creating a savory, decadent au gratin with sweet potatoes seemed like a great way to freshen up an old favorite. The creaminess and variety of cheeses and the subtle sweetness of the potatoes come together in a lovely way. The original post for the recipe can be found here. The printable version of the recipe can be found here.
Oh, pie! This Pear-Bourbon Pie was born from the lifelong tradition of Colonial Pear Pie from my childhood made afresh by a collaborative team effort giving give a nod to the popular pear and bourbon cocktail. This, I think, is a beautiful analogy of Thanksgiving wrapped up in a sugary bow. The original post for the recipe can be found here. The printable version of the pie recipe can be found here. The printable version of just the buttery crust can be found here.
Aside from turkey, does anything announce Thanksgiving quite like the aroma of pumpkin pie filling the house? This pumpkin pie is just simply scrumptious without any complication or fuss. Need we ask for more? I think not. The original post can be found here. The printable version of the recipe can be found here. The printable version of just the buttery crust can be found here.
Phew! There is so much to eat and love on Thanksgiving, isn't there? But, nothing tops breaking bread and giving thanks with the people around the table.
Endless blessings to you and your family this Thanksgiving.