Every fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. It is that time of the year when families and loved ones gather and share great stories (typically) over a hearty meal.
Now, imagine enjoying this occasion and savoring delectable Thanksgiving food by the fireplace. Sounds warm and cozy, right? If you plan on doing just that, we have compiled six food menu ideas you can use.
Turkey. Thanksgiving isn’t complete without the traditional turkey dish. If you’re eating by your fireplace, why not opt for a seasoned roasted one and pair it with white wine and rosemary gravy?
Herbed cheese ball. Complement the coziness of the atmosphere with this food item’s creamy flavors and earthy aroma. This appetizer — sprinkled with herbs, dill, basil, rosemary, and chives — is best served with crackers.
Vegan stuffed mushrooms. When thinking of your Thanksgiving food, it is also nice to prepare something vegan. Apart from it being quick and easy to make, the centerpiece of this dish — the mushroom — is loaded with nutrients like the B vitamins, protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
Grilled mashed potatoes. If you love the creamy texture of mashed potatoes but hate the peeling part — then this one is perfect for you. You can even do the grilling while you’re grilling your turkey! After the grilling part, just slice the potatoes in two, scoop the inside, mash and reheat them in a pot alongside other ingredients like chicken broth and spices.
Cranberry tart. This is another option for desert. You can spice up the traditional recipe and make it more fireplace-worthy by adding some more nuts in the crust.
Sparkling wine. Your taste buds can be overwhelmed with all the foods being served during Thanksgiving celebrations. The crisp taste of wines like this (e.g. Roederer Estate L'Ermitage, Schramsberg Reserve Sparkling 2006) will help in balancing the sometimes overpowering flavors of the whole Thanksgiving menu.
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