In this post: Thanksgiving Day ideas, recipes, and tips for making the perfect turkey. Thanksgiving desserts, Jiffy Corn Casserole recipe, table setting ideas & more!
Like all of you, over the years my family has developed holiday traditions, and our own special way of celebrating. Our family has grown, and we don’t all live in the same place any longer. This year especially, celebrating Thanksgiving Day will be different for many of us, because our families are dealing with COVID and quarantines. As a result of all of that, things have definitely changed. If your Thanksgiving Day is going to be celebrated differently this year, here are some ideas that might help make the adapting process easier. While some of us thrive on change, it’s very difficult for others. No matter what your situation, you can make new traditions by adding a fresh dessert to the menu, mark your place settings with special tags, or if you are blessed to have kids around, make a festive banner. Read on for inspiration, and lots of Thanksgiving Day ideas!
Thanksgiving Day Ideas
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Better Than Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Dessert
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Parfait Recipe
Pumpkin Fluff Dip
Gingerbread Pumpkin Bundt Cake
Pumpkin Icebox Cake
Classic Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Skillet Cake
Pumpkin Pie Turnovers
Moist & Delicious Pumpkin Bread
Skillet Apple Cobbler
Vanilla Pudding Snickerdoodle Cake
If you serve Thanksgiving dinner later in the day, you might need some snacks to hold you over until the big meal!
Thanksgiving Day Ideas for Decor
Simple Autumn Table Setting with Burlap Bouquets
Fall Dining Room Decor
Thankful At Home
Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas
Copper-Inspired Thanksgiving Table Ideas
Easy Fall Tablescape Ideas & Inspiration
Have a Thanksgiving Table You Can Be Proud Of
Burlap Table Runner with Tassels
Mod Podge Pumpkin Craft
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas
Natural Fall Centerpiece
Mini Pumpkin Flower Arrangements
Lambs Ear Garland & Cotton Boll Centerpiece
Sunflower Centerpiece Idea
Foraged Fall Centerpiece Idea
DIY Centerpiece Idea for the Holidays
Now I want to share one my family’s favorite dishes. It’s a set-in-stone tradition for Thanksgiving Day, and sometimes it reappears at Christmas. It’s the classic Jiffy Cornbread Mix Baked Corn Casserole. If you’ve had it, you know how good it is…and if you haven’t, you are in for a treat! This corn casserole can be thrown together in under 10 minutes, and it cooks evenly every time. The only tip I have is to plan your oven space, and make sure you have room for this to cook for about an hour right before dinner.
Easy Thanksgiving Crafts
Last, but definitely not least, are all the turkey tips I have collected and learned over the years. It’s everything you need to know about cooking a turkey. Even if you are a seasoned veteran, you never know…you might learn something! These tips can help make Thanksgiving Day enjoyable for the cook, as well as the guests. I’ve put them all together in a printable PDF. I’ve already sent them to my email subscribers, but if you aren’t in that group, just fill out the form below and they will be delivered straight to your inbox.
Email subscribers: You can access the Thanksgiving Day turkey tips anytime in the OSP Members Only Library.
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