Thanksgiving Menu 2017

I selfishly love documenting my holiday menu because it is such a wonderful reference in the future. Hopefully, others may benefit when planning for the holidays as well.

I had considered trying a new Thanksgiving turkey and gravy recipe this year, but I was quickly outvoted. 😉 As much as I enjoy experimenting with new dishes, this year’s feast was comprised of many favorites from previous years. I did add a new roasted rainbow carrot dish and double apple pie. I am still searching for ultimate stuffing and apple pie recipes.

In addition to our tasty holiday feast, we had two surprise highlights from our celebration. The first was a “turkey hat” that my brother brought on Thanksgiving morning. Many photos were taken of everyone wearing it! Fun. 🙂

The second highlight resulted from roasting the turkey upside-down. (We had tried this for the first time last year and the meat was incredibly moist.) The roasting rack is lined with buttered ciabatta bread so that the turkey doesn’t stick when it is time for it to be flipped over. The resulting “turkey bread” was indulgent and absolutely delicious. I’m going to have to incorporate it into some sort of a dish next year.

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all of you and Happy Holiday season!

Thanksgiving Eve Eve:

Thanksgiving Eve:

Thanksgiving Day:




Leftover Dishes:

One Year Ago: Thanksgiving Menu 2016

Two Years Ago: Thanksgiving Menu 2015

Three Years Ago: Thanksgiving Menu 2014

Four Years Ago: Thanksgiving Menu 2013

Five Years Ago: Thanksgiving Menu 2012

About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

10 responses to “Thanksgiving Menu 2017

  1. It looks and sounds like a grand idea Josette. Would love to have seen the upside down turkey, what a neat concept! I used to document stuff like that at our annual Christmas parties as I made ALL of the food. But alas, since we’ve downsized, we haven’t really had too many large parties here. So how many were you feeding this Thanksgiving?

    • Oh my goodness, Loretta… I cooked all of this food for 9 people! It seems like a lot, but everyone stays at my house and we have a complete second feast the day following Thanksgiving as well. 🙂 Happy Holidays to you!

  2. Wow I wish I was invited to your Thanks Giving. It sound like it’s going to be epic 👍

  3. What a feast you had! That turkey-dripping bread sounds amazing, too. I’m sure you can incorporate it into something lovely next year, perhaps your ultimate stuffing??

  4. I think this is a great idea! The mushroom lasagna is a wonderful idea, if you want to eat a little lighter, or have a vegetarian in the crowd, which I do

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