The Non-Thursday Thanksgiving Thirteen

Thanksgiving comes but once a year, yet somehow many of us still get tired of the same ol’ foods that are served on the big turkey day year, after year, after year in “Groundhog Day” repeat-mode. I mean, can you honestly say that green bean casserole tastes the same as it did when you were a kid? I totally looked forward to it way back then, but I can barely manage to tolerate it now, and that includes many fancied-up versions that I’ve tasted over the years. This time around, I want to think outside of the box. If I were to serve Thanksgiving dinner to my loved ones, here are a few of the recipes I would consider to switch things up a bit and get out of the same ol’ gobble, gobble, gobble rut.

1

Chipotle White Ale Cranberry Sauce from The Beeroness

Why not add a little beer to your cranberry sauce?

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2

Pumpkin Biscuits from Recipe Girl

Biscuits win out over rolls any day of the year, especially when slathered in honey.

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3

Roasted Chicken with Crispy Skin and a Mustard Dipping Sauce from The Crepes of Wrath

Sometimes there just aren’t enough guests to warrant a twenty-pound turkey.

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4

Pumpkin Espresso Bundt Cake from Pastry Affair

Ditch the pumpkin pie and serve this simple pumpkin Bundt cake alongside instead.

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5

Cider Bourbon Fizz from Southern FATTY

Wine is boring, beer is every day, but cocktails are special.

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6

Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushrooms from Damn Delicious

Mushrooms should become the new Thanksgiving side of choice. Say goodbye to green beans and corn.

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7

Brown Butter Herb Garlic Knots from How Sweet It Is

Brown butter, garlic, bread…what’s not to love?

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8

Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans from Rachel Schultz

Oh yes! I’m loving everything about this vegetable dish, especially the gorgonzola.

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9

Cinnamon Honey Butter from The Food Charlatan

This will be a much-loved and appreciated gift to give to your Thanksgiving hostess.

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10

Pumpkin Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from My Name Is Yeh

Once again, a person can only eat so much pumpkin and apple pie before they get totally bored.

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11

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna from Julia’s Album

The perfect casserole for those vegetarian guests that you have no idea what to serve.

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12

Turkey Tenderloins with Madeira Gravy from MyRecipes.com

A quick way to have your turkey with much less work involved.

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13

Sweet Gherkin Deviled Eggs from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without deviled eggs.

You can find even more versions here for the special day.

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