Thanksgiving Menu 2022

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

For the first time, we didn’t have overnight guests for the holiday. My mom moved to New York! 🙂 Our family joined us for the day and we ate our feast in the early afternoon. Because of the time of day, we had to forgo a festive cocktail- I am planning to incorporate it into our Christmas feast!

I made many tried and true dishes. My son noted that we may almost have our perfect menu. ❤ I added a new Brussels sprouts dish (delicious) and an additional pie, Nutmeg-Maple Custard, which will most certainly be included in the menu next year.

I document our menu to help me in the future. I included the preparation timeline as well because it was relatively stress-free this year. I hope that some of this is helpful for others! 🙂



  • green grapes
  • sourdough baguette and brie
  • mixed nuts
  • Turkey Bread, photo below (from the ciabatta used to roast the turkey upside-down)


Leftover Dishes:


Four to Five Days Before:

  • list and grocery shopping

Three Days Before:

  • make Cranberry Relish
  • decorate and clean house

Two Days Before:

  • make, chill, roll, chill, and par-bake Pie Crusts
  • bake Skillet Cornbread for Stuffing
  • bake sweet potatoes for Spoon Bread & Biscuits

One Day Before:

  • plan serving pieces, china, and linens
  • prep Vegetables
  • bake Pies
  • assemble Stuffing
  • make Mashed Potatoes
  • purchase Sourdough Baguette

Thanksgiving Day:

  • set table
  • bake Stuffing
  • purée and bake Spoon Bread
  • Roast Turkey (we roasted a 14.5 lb turkey for a little over 2 hours- until thigh=165 degrees)
  • roast Vegetables (and make sauces)
  • re-heat Mashed Potatoes
  • make Gravy (we made half the recipe because we had a smaller turkey- mistake!)

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!

6 responses to “Thanksgiving Menu 2022

  1. Nancy Renault,

    And it was all delicious!

    Mother of the chef

  2. Sounds fabulous Josette – the maple-gochujang butter has especially tweaked my interest:)

  3. Thanks – I did! A holiday when it’s all about food. Looking forward to your recipe – gochujang and maple are two very favorite ingredients 🙂

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