POLL: Will You Be Eating Thanksgiving Dinner at Home or a Restaurant? by FN Dish Editor in Holidays, November 16th, 2011
Sure, you now have over 100 Thanksgiving recipes at your disposal for the big day next week, but have you thought about how you’re going to set your table yet?
The Communal Table has brought writers and bloggers from the food and lifestyle community together for one day to celebrate a holiday we love so much. To complete the package, we’ve asked the experts at HGTV’s Design Happens blog to “set the table” for us.
You can get a sneak peek at their design from the photo above, but head over to Design Happens now to get a full list decor tips and links.
How do you set your table for Thanksgiving? Head over to Design Happens and tell them in the comments or join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag: #pullupachair and @HGTV.
Last week, FN Dish invited food bloggers from around the country to “pull up a chair” to our virtual Communal Table. Needless to say, we received link after link of incredible Thanksgiving dishes, tips and photos.
See what our new friends are bringing to the table and tell us what you would bring to the table on Twitter by using the hashtag: #pullupachair.
Today, browse through recipes for cocktails, appetizers, soups, salad, mains, and desserts. You can start drooling now.
Thanksgiving: It’s a holiday that requires a ton of preparation and can cause some stress, but in the end, we all love it and the memories make each moment worth it. Whether you have your recipes in order for the big day next week or you’re looking for some inspiration, we thought we would share some of the best offerings out there.
In honor of Thanksgiving, we’re kicking off the first annual Communal Table on Food Network, an event that we opened up to the entire food community. The response was outstanding — it blew us away. Experts from the industry were excited to “pull up a chair” to our table and offer readers their favorite recipes for appetizers, sides, salads, breads, mains, desserts and cocktails.
Home cooks and Thanksgiving dinner guests have another reason to be thankful this year. Ted Allen, Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Melissa d’Arabian, Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli and Rachael Ray will come together to answer some of the toughest questions about holiday meal making on Thanksgiving Live!, a two-hour call-in show hosted by Turkey master Alton Brown on Nov. 20 from 12 pm to 2 pm.
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Speaking of his Turkey Day tradition at home with his family, Alton said, “It’s really simple. Really simple. I’m not one of those guys who wants to cook for 13 hours and eat for five. So it’s very, very basic stuff.” What exactly is on his menu? “I handle the turkey. There’s some dressing. My mother-in-law makes a pecan pie. I like Brussels sprouts. And we, like, cook some sweet potatoes, and it’s done.” he said. I bet Alton makes a mean batch of Brussels sprouts.
We also talked with Alton about his Good Eats Roast Turkey (pictured above), Food Network’s most popular turkey recipe, boasting a 5-star rating and more than 3,400 user reviews.
Shop for non-perishable goods now. You can buy flour, sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, canned pumpkin, rice and cranberries, all before the crowds descend. Wait until the day before Thanksgiving to buy fresh vegetables, seafood and bread.
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