In the two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, it seems to be impossible to talk about anything else. Obviously I’m guilty. Next Thursday can’t come soon enough!

And as much as I love our LA Thanksgivings, I have to admit that I’m also really missing our annual “Pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving” with friends this year. Things would definitely be different (think more babies and less drinks) but oh what fun we had! (Whine over.)

What are you cooking this year? I’m making a challah stuffing for my work potluck this week and probably some sort of vegetable next week. Still need some inspiration? I’ve rounded up the best drinks, menus, desserts, and my favorite – leftovers! 

1. Thanksgiving Drinks via Food & Wine 2. Pacific Northwest Thanksgiving via Epicurious 3. Table Settings for every dish via Real Simple 4.Thanksgiving Desserts via Martha Stewart 5. The Five Best Leftover Turkey Recipes by Chefs via Epicurious 

More fun:  Martha’s Thanksgiving Tips | How to Set a Thanksgiving Table 

PS: This Thanksgiving is also the first night of Hanukkah…and THANKSGIVUKKAH was born! (It’s been a fun holiday on pinterest – think sweet potato latkes and pumpkin pie sufganiyot!)


15 Comments (Reply )

  1. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    My family all cooks together on Thanksgiving, but I always bring the pie and make the vegetable. This year’s pies include Rustic Apple Rhubarb Tart, Classic Pumpkin, and Pecan Pie Cheesecake. And I’m making Ina Garten’s roasted broccoli, because it’s one of my favorite foods on the planet. Can’t wait!


    • Emily
      Nov 19, 2013 @ 8:59 am

      Pecan Pie Cheesecake?! YUM!!!
      Is this her broccoli recipe ( I need to try it. :)


      • Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
        Nov 19, 2013 @ 9:05 am

        The pecan pie cheesecake is amazing. I made it last year for my mom’s birthday, and everyone loved it. Hopefully the recipe is still on my blog, so I can find it to make it!

        And yes, that’s the broccoli recipe. I usually leave out the pine nuts (only because they’re expensive), and it is soooo good. Even my sister who doesn’t care for vegetables likes it. So simple, so delicious. Possibly my favorite vegetable recipe.


  2. Amy @ The Little Honey Bee
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Hehe so happy you mentioned Thanksgivukkah!! I can’t believe Hanukah is so early this year. We already celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada but that does not mean I won’t still be whipping up some latkes to celebrate


    • Emily
      Nov 19, 2013 @ 9:30 am

      I’ve seen SO many latke recipes that I want to try…I don’t know how to choose one!


  3. sarah k @ the pajama chef
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    we already had a thanksgiving–just the two of us :) it was fun! we made a turkey, mashed potatoes, veggies, rolls, everything! it was delish :)


    • Emily
      Nov 19, 2013 @ 9:17 am

      We did that last year, the weekend after thanksgiving and it was SO fun! We really just wanted to have leftovers, might have to do that this year too!


  4. Mercedes
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    I miss your pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving too! Will you be with your cousins for the holiday?


    • Emily
      Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:05 am

      Yes! We have a big group of their friends as well, it is always a really good time!


  5. Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    Thanksgivvukkah! The preparations have already begun :)


  6. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    Sweet potato latkes…fingers crossed!


  7. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    I’m definitely making the mashed potatoes and a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving this year, plus a few other veggie sides. I can’t believe it’s next week – how did that happen??


    • Emily
      Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

      I have NO idea. I’m still in shock even though I was tearing up bread for my stuffing minutes ago.


  8. Christie @
    Nov 22, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    Just discovered your blog and love it! I can’t wait to read more. We’re having Thanksgiving with the in-laws this year so I’ll be helping my sister-in-law with all of the cooking. I’m most excited for the pie!


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