Holiday Menu Planning: Thanksgiving for a Small Group

Holiday Menu Planning: Thanksgiving for a Small Group

This year like every holiday, things are most likely much smaller than normal. If you celebrate Thanksgiving and are doing something smaller, here are some ideas on how to not have two large meals, but size down for your immediate family.

Order from a Restaurant or Caterer

This might be a great way to support small businesses. It might be too late to place an order, but you should check. You might also decide to order for Shabbat and cook for Thanksgiving.

Just Do Appetizers

An idea from Busy in Brooklyn, is to do a Thanksgiving Grazing Board. This seems like a fun idea to minimize the feast but still have a festive meal. Think about all of the appetizers you just love and have a fun meal based on that.

Meal Planning Ideas

Simple Menu Plan

Here are a couple of simple menu plans.

Menu Plan #1

  • Turkey Breast
  • Rolls
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pie

Menu Plan #2

  • Turkey Roast
  • Cranberry Apple Crisp
  • Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Brownies
  • Fruit Salad

Turkey Recipes

You might want to consider not doing a whole bird, but doing a Turkey breast.

Cranberry Sauce

Cornbread

Stuffing

Greenbeans

Brussel Sprouts

Potatoes

Squash / Pumpkin

Drinks

Desserts

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