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Thanksgiving Recipes and Menu Planning

Thanksgiving Day Menu Planning and Recipes
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Planning a Thanksgiving Menu

The arrival of November 1st has become synonymous with one thing in my world: I need Thanksgiving recipes! Why do I prep so far in advance? Well let’s just say it’s because I like to change my mind thirteen hundred times. Plus, with the impending launch of our annual holiday gift guide, and Black Friday | Cyber Monday Travel Deals, I don’t have the luxury of multi-tasking the week of Thanksgiving. 


So this year, I decided not only to kick-off the holiday season with a proper Thanksgiving 101 post, but share every component of Turkey Day. From tablescape and Thanksgiving decorating ideas, to menu planning, recipes, and playlist, I’m dishing and delivery all the items and ingredients that make me even more grateful for this wonderful holiday with the ones we love most. 


Thanksgiving Decor: Tablescape Inspirations

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Designing The Perfect Thanksgiving with Williams-Sonoma and Wolf Gourmet

Whether you want this year’s Thanksgiving dinner delivered, or just looking for the essentials, we have you covered. Recently, Wolf Gourmet held a culinary demonstration with a well-known chef. Participants not only feasted on delicious bites, but were generously gifted with a Wolf Gourmet 7 qt. Multi-Function Cooker. But mommy’s new toy isn’t just any ordinary cooker, oh, no! It’s the most wonderful cooking appliance that will ever grace your kitchen counters. 

Thanksgiving Menu Planning

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planning + Recipes

Roasted Turkey Delivered to Your Home for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcut: Williams-Sonoma Classic Roast Turkey
     Turkey Day Tip: Did you know you can have a pre-brind whole roasted Willie Bird turkey delivered right to your doorstep?

Caramelized Onion Make-Ahead Gravy

Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe

     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcut: Williams-Sonoma Caramelized Onion Gravy 
     Easy delivery option: Williams-Sonoma Easy Turkey Gravy with Sage and Black Pepper

Sourdough, Wild Mushroom and Bacon Dressing
Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcut: Williams-Sonoma Stuffing with Sourdough, Wild Mushroom and Bacon Dressing
     Easy delivery option: Williams-Sonoma Foccia Stuffing Mix


Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecan-Bacon Streusel and Marshmallows
Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes

     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcut: Williams-Sonoma Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecan-Bacon Streusel and Marshmallows
      Easy delivery option: Williams-Sonoma Sweet Yam Casserole 

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Chestnuts
Thanksgiving Soup Recipes

     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcut: Williams-Sonoma Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Chestnuts
     Easy delivery option: Williams-Sonoma Soup Starter, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Starter


Thanksgiving Appetizers Recipes

Caramelized Onion and Apple Tarts with Gruyère and Thyme


     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcut: Williams-Sonoma Caramelized Onion and Apple Tarts with Gruyère and Thyme
     Easy delivery option: Williams-Sonoma Elegant Brie Assorted Brie Appetizers


Thanksgiving Day Tablescape

Traditional Cranberry Sauce
Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce Recipe

     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcut: Williams-Sonoma Traditional Cranberry Sauce
     Easy delivery option: Williams-Sonoma Cranberry Bourbon Sauce

Rainbow Carrots with Lemon Herbs
Thanksgiving Side Dishes

     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcut: Williams-Sonoma No-Wilt Brussels Spout Salad
     Easy delivery option: Williams-Sonoma Rainbow Carrots with Lemon Herb


Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

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     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcuts:
               Williams-Sonoma Vegetarian Stuffing with Fennel and Currents
               Williams-Sonoma Butternut Squash Risotto
               Williams-Sonoma Simple Carrot Soup
               Williams-Sonoma Carrot Soup with Sumac-Roasted Chickpeas and Harissa (vegan)
               Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Lasagna with Fontina 
               Williams-Sonoma Mushroom Tart
               Williams-Sonoma Agnolotti Pasta with Brown Butter & Rosemary


Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Crunch and Bourbon-Maple Whipped Cream

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcut: Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Crunch and Boubon-Maple Whip
      Easy delivery option: Williams-Sonoma Pie Assortment – Chocolate Chess Pie, Caramel Apple Pecan Pie, Caramel Pecan Pie, Cherry Pie,          Pumpkin Pie, and Fresh Coconut Custard Pie


Turkey Pot Pies

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

     Thanksgiving Recipe Shortcut:
                Williams-Sonoma Thanksgiving Leftovers Panini Sandwich
                Williams-Sonoma Turkey Pot Pies

Thanksgiving Sounds 

Mix Tape | Creating The Perfect Thanksgiving Vibe

Curating a playlist for your next holiday event it not as easy as it seems. Typically, when you are entertaining in your home, your guests don’t all share the same love for one musical genre, so you have to find the ideal blend of background music. Thankfully, platforms like Spotify make this task much easier find a solution than it seems. I first start with a feeling. Then I think about my guests and the overall energy and tone I want to set for before dinner, during dinner, and afterwards as well. Before I know it, I’m making a mental list of artists that I can see crossing the multi-generational boundaries that will be in attendance. Historically, I’ve always gravitated towards songs and bands that embrace the 70’s AM radio and Laurel Canyon feel, mixing contemporary and classic artists. You know what I’m talking about, everything from Hall & Oates and Counting Crows, to Fleetwood Mac and Pearl Jam. I stay away from anything too uppity, but fun with a great sound. Optimistically strive for a collection of 100+ songs guaranteeing a few decent hours of jams. Check out The JetSet Family Spotify Playlist: Click This Link to Stream The JetSet Family Thanksgiving Mix Tape or push play below.



Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planning Recipes

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