Monday, November 20, 2017

Preparing the Food and Mood for Thanksgiving

The Review This! contributors are very talented holiday hostesses and Thanksgiving is no exception. If entertaining isn't your best talent, or if you feel you are forgetting something, have no fear  - we have tried and true recipes and entertaining ideas right here at your fingertips.


Thanksgiving - the Good Food



The Thanksgiving Turkey ~ Part I of Thanksgiving Recipes

Our Cynthia Sylvestermouse shares her love of Thanksgiving and a peek at how she manages the preparation during the week prior as well as the timing of cooking the turkey on the day of. It is clear that family and family traditions are very important in her home. Follow the link and you can get expert tips at baking a turkey from the designated turkey cook at the Sylvestermouse home.


Thanksgiving Side Dishes ~ Part II

This article is a compilation of favorite Thanksgiving meal side dishes from a variety of contributors. If you still aren't quite sure what else to prepare, or are looking for that special "something", you are likely to find that perfect addition to your holiday list here.


Holiday Desserts ~ Thanksgiving Menu Part III

Desserts. Definitely my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal menus. A pumpkin whoopee pie recipe is included in this list of dessert ideas. 


Thanksgiving Menu of Recipes Review

This is another compilation of recipes perfect for the Thanksgiving feast - including several bread recipes. Mary Beth's Cranberry Nut Muffin recipe makes my mouth water. 


Gatherings - Setting the Mood

Barbara has some of the best ideas for setting the mood - in both decor or entertaining. In How to Create a Positive Environment for Your Thanksgiving Dinner she lists 10 ways to keep a calm and kind gathering. 

BarbRad shares a large selection of Thanksgiving Praise Music. She writes "songs of praise can often bring gratitude back to our hearts".

Heather shares with us her favorite Thanksgiving hymn and her childhod memories attached to particular piece of music: The Thanksgiving Canon.

After The Feast


And of course, there is always the dilemma of what to do with all of that food after Thanksgiving. If in doubt, refer to Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers.

When the dust and the food has settled, relax with a good movie. These three movies have become Thanksgiving classics at my house. Especially The Other Sister. Carla Tate teaches us about love and things to be thankful for. 

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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for compiling all these recipes and entertainment ideas for Thanksgiving Day, Dawn Rae. And have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. What a wonderful compilation of Thanksgiving recipes and articles! There really are some wonderful nuggets hidden in the featured articles. Thank you for putting this list together at just the right time to help us all prepare for Thanksgiving. And, thank you very much for including my article on Cooking the Turkey. Lots of great memories of Thanksgiving food preparation in our home. Hoping there will be many more years of wonderful festivities

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  3. What a great compilation of Thanksgiving traditions and recipes. Very sweet of you to include mine, thank you! Very thankful for the friendship of all you wonderful ladies.

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  4. This looks like a reference that covers everything important about celebrating Thanksgiving. Maybe we should publish the compilation as an eBook someday. Thanks for including my music post in the mix.

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  5. Everything you could possibly want to know about Thanksgiving is in these pages, thanks for the great compilation.

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  6. Wonderful compilation of Thanksgiving ideas. Thanks Dawn.

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  7. Wonderful tips to for any holiday celebration - a lovely collection of food and ideas, thank you

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