Let’s Look: My Thanksgiving Menu


Hello hello!! Happy Wednesday, and happy Veteran’s Day!! Thank you to all the veterans who have served to protect our country, and thank you to those who are currently deployed and risking your life every day to protect what matters to me, and of course to my dad who is in the Air Force. 
 Before we get into the post, make sure you have checked out my October Book Review! Okay, today is Let’s Look day!! To be honest, I forgot to link up for the last couple of Let’s Looks, but I have been working on a blog calendar so I think I am set!! This month we are talking all about holiday menus, but for today I narrowed it down to just my Thanksgiving Menu!! Today I am linking up with Erika and Shay to bring you this post!
I hope you enjoy this post!! Also, make sure to check back here tomorrow for some B I G news on a new link-up that fellow blogger and best friend Ella and I will be hosting, on our favorite topic; books!!! 
One more thing, thank you to my Aunt Tyler for sending me all of these recipes! Love you!! 
Leek Bread Pudding:
THIS leek bread pudding is basically our substitute for stuffing! Don’t worry, it is just as good!! If not better! Guys, this is not a picture of us making this! None of these photos will be! These are just the photos from the recipes! You can read HERE about why to make the bread  pudding rather than stuffing!

Cornbread Dressing:
I LOVE this recipe!! It is so amazing, and might be one of my favorites!! This melt in your mouth delicious cornbread dressing lives up to ALL of the hype! You can find the recipe HERE!

Cider Shallot Gravy:
I love love love gravy. I mean love it!! I pour it over everything, and honestly I pour a little more than I probably should. Is it a problem, not in my book!! THIS is my all time favorite gravy ever!! It is awesome! I am sure you would love to have it at your table!!

Green Beans:
Typing this down is making me so hungry, so right now insert me getting up and getting a snack!! Anyways, green beans are amazing! I don’t understand why some people don’t like green beans because I love them!! Our recipe is this:
Steam four bags of haricots verts green beans, sauté bacon and half a cup of shallots, and then add your green beans! Super simple, super easy, and super delicious!!

Mashed Potatoes:
This is the thing that all of that gravy gets dumped over!! For our families mashed potatoes we mash a bag of red potatoes, and add a stick of butter and about a cup of warm heavy cream!

I am not usually around when the turkey is being cooked, but I know that we either smoke or fry the turkey!!

Chocolate Chess Pie:
If you know me, then you know that I almost ALWAYS have a sweet tooth!! Thanksgiving is no exception!! Our family always makes this chocolate chess pie! 
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa
1/4 cup of butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon of salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 can (5.33 ounces) evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 nine inch pie shell
Optional: 3/4 cup of pecans, chopped

Blend sugar, cocoa, melted butter, and salt. Add eggs and beat for 2-3 minutes. Add evaporated milk and vanilla. Stir in pecans (optional), and pour mixture into a pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes!

Those were some of the items on my family's Thanksgiving Menu!! I hope you all enjoy, and maybe look into using one of those recipes!! I cannot wait for Thanksgiving!! I think that it is so exciting to have something to look forward to! Stay safe, and have a great day! See you here tomorrow to learn about a new link-up I will be co-hosting with Ella!!


  1. Always glad to see recognition of our Veterans and that pie does look delicious!

    1. The pie really is good! Especially for something so simple! Thanks for reading!

  2. So excited for tomorrow!! I am in love with your graphic today!!😍

  3. You have some really yummy looking and sounding recipes here. I don't usually like gravy but I think I'd love the cider shallot gravy.

    1. Thank you! The cider shallot gravy really is amazing! some gravy I am not a big fan of, but this one I truly am!


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