2013 Thanksgiving Menu

With Thanksgiving officially less than 2 weeks away, I thought I’d share my menu!

I won’t lie, I’ve had this planned since September. To put it mildly, I’m an obsessive planner. It’s just how my world turns.

I also like to plan ahead because we’re spending Thanksgiving at my parents house this year and while I am seriously so pumped because it’s my favorite place to visit, they don’t have every single kitchen appliance in the world like me. So planning ahead gives me plenty of time to figure out that I need to buy a certain kind of attachment for the food processor to make Thanksgiving run smoothly.

My Thanksgiving menu is filled with flavorful California inspired dishes that will knock your socks off and depending on how much you eat, perhaps the button on your pants. But really, isn’t Thanksgiving the reason they invented yoga pants? I’ll be wearing spandex for sure. No questions asked.

Let’s do it!

California Inspired Thanksgiving Menu copy

1. Herb Roasted Turkey

2. Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts

3. Rustic Herb Stuffing

4. Roasted Heirloom Pumpkin and Squash

5. Spicy Garlic Green Beansย 

6. Brie Stuffed Mushrooms

7. Perfect Mashed Potatoes

8. Persimmon Caprese Salad

9. Gravy

All that’s missing is dessert – and that’s coming next week!

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  1. Monika

    I just want to dive into everyone of those photos! Can’t wait for Thanksgiving!!!!

  2. Kim Beaulieu

    Okay Gaby, seriously I want to come for dinner now. I think I’ll take one of everything, and two helpings of that gorgeous stuffing. We tend to celebrate twice. I’m Canadian so we already had our Thanksgiving, but my thought is we’re so close to the border it makes us unofficial Americans. It’s just a ploy for more grub, but it works for me. xx

  3. Jessica

    I was going to plan my menu this weekend but I might just straight up steal yours! Everything looks delish

  4. Liz @ Virtually Homemade

    OK – I am totally stealing this menu! Can’t wait for dessert:)

  5. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    I think this is going to be my Christmas Dinner. You’ve outdone yourself!!!!

  6. Julie @ Table for Two

    Soooo are you having guests over for Thanksgiving b/c I totally might hop on that next flight over to your casa for Thanksgiving this year ๐Ÿ˜‰ the menu looks spectacular!

  7. Jenny Flake

    Ok, I’m coming over for Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚ Love all of these recipes!!

  8. jane

    and you’re inviting the maynards, right? LOOKS FABULOUS! might have to steal some of these for our own menu!

  9. Kate @ Diethood

    I’m also coming over and I’m bringing my spandex, yoga pants, and spanx for good measure. And wine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Rachel @the dessert chronicles

    Totally agree with wearing yoga pants! That is a requirement for sure. Love seeing what other people are planning for Thanksgiving. It gives me such inspiration. Thanks!

  11. Aggie

    Oh girl…I’m coming out to eat with you on Thanksgiving!! My mouth is watering…

    And I’ve got my yoga pants ready (who am I kidding, I wear them every day ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  12. Sandee

    I have you ask you (or anyone!) I only have one oven – how on Earth do you time what to cook when so that it all is ready at the same time? I am totally challenged in this area. I guess the question would really be – “Gaby, what is your timeline for cooking your feast?” HELP!

  13. Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony

    Your Thanksgiving menu looks and sounds divine! I’ve never seen a persimmon caprese salad before. Yum!