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Alternative Thanksgiving Ideas #2

I put together an entire board on Pinterest for you guys for Alternatives for thanksgiving, some things slightly different from the "traditional" visit... to see what the recipes are for what I came up with.

Lemon Sage Roasted Cornish Hens

Reader favorite: elegant, fall-inspired Lemon Sage Roasted Cornish Hens. Perfect for Thanksgiving! Paleo, gluten free.:

Best Ever Roasted Asparagus

Ten minutes and only 4 ingredients = The Best Roasted Asparagus EVER!!!:

Gluten-Free Stuffed Mushrooms
Gluten-Free Stuffed Mushrooms, Dairy-Free Stuffed Mushrooms, Gluten-Free Diet, Appetizers, Holiday Finger Foods, Gluten-Free Recipes:

 gluten free Sweet Potato Balls 
Only a few simple ingredients used in these gluten free Sweet Potato Balls deep fried to golden perfection. They make a tasty tea time or snack time treat. | Food to gladden the heart at

Sweet Potato Cornbread

Sweet Potato Cornbread....can be GF substitute ingredients!!!:

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Classic leftover turkey soup recipe made quickly with frozen vegetables and noodles for enjoying the leftover turkey.:

Gluten Free Stuffing
Gluten Free Stuffing #glutenfree #thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Stuffing Poppers (gluten free and vegan)

Thanksgiving Stuffing Poppers with Cranberry Jalapeno Dipping Sauce (Gluten Free and Vegan):

Bacon Corn Dip

Bacon Corn Dip - This dip is unbelievably creamy and addicting. It's so good, you'll want to just skip the chips and eat this with a spoon!:

Perfect Turkey Gravy

Perfect Turkey Gravy Recipe with instructions to make it with or without drippings. All you need is butter, flour, black pepper, chicken or turkey stock and/or drippings! Perfect for Thanksgiving!:

Something for the kids...

Thanksgiving Bingo

Free Printable Thanksgiving Bingo cards for kids. Print them out for a Thanksgiving party or to play before dinner on the big day.:

Apple Cider Mimosas... Something for the adults!

Apple Cider Mimosas. This is the best and easiest cocktail for Fall! Apple Cider loves Champagne :) | The Cookie Rookie:

Holiday Veggie Tray Ideas
Holiday food idea and other cute idea on this site, so cute to put the dip in a mini pumpkin:

Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers

Easy Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers made with refrigerated pie crusts. lunch or dinner, easy to make and freeze thaw one out then take it to work the next day.:

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn - Skipped the canned cream corn this Easter and make it from scratch right in the crockpot. It’s so rich and creamy and unbelievably easy to make with just 5 ingredients!:

Turkey Cheese Tray
Cheese (and Salami and Cracker) Tray Turkey to go on the kid's table for Thanksgiving:

Butternut Mac (Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan)

This delicious creamy pasta dish should be on your Thanksgiving table!  Butternut Mac!  Dairy Free, Vegan and HEALTHY!:

Mini Pumpkin Pies!
Mini Pumpkin Pies! Quick and easy to make with a muffin tin, cookie cutters and a package of refrigerated pie crusts! #pumpkin #fallbaking #thanksgiving:

Not potatoes! Olive Oil, Garlic, Chives, Romano Cheese Mashed Cauliflower.
Not potatoes! Olive Oil, Garlic, Chives, Romano Cheese Mashed Cauliflower. If you've never had mashed cauliflower...try'll love it! Better than potatoes!:

Cinnamon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash

Cinnamon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash - Easy, simple, sweet and just so stinking good! And you can serve this with anything and everything!:

Apple Cider & Citrus Turkey Brine with Herbs

Apple Cider & Citrus Turkey Brine with Herbs and Spices ~ How-To Step-by-Step Tutorial & Tips:

Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes:

Thanksgiving edible centerpiece
for our Thanksgiving meal -edible centerpiece:

Mini Apple Pies

Mini apple pies -- awesome thanksgiving idea!! - Click image to find more popular food Pinterest pins:

Parmesan Vegetable Spiral

Parmesan Vegetable Spiral: a bed of onions is topped by a medley of veggies (tomatoes, potatoes, squash and zucchini) then drizzled w EVOO, sprinkled w Parmesan cheese and roasted to perfection. Gorgeous new way to eat your veggies!:

Turkey Cranberry Salad
Turkey Cranberry Salad // shredded turkey, Greek yogurt, dried cranberries, walnuts, serve over greens via Sweet Success #healthy #Thanksgiving:

I LOOOOVE THIS IDEA!!!! I think I'm going to do this!
Gratefulness is always in season. Inviting people to express it creatively makes a great side to any meal!:

Complete your meal this holiday with these awesome side dishes!:

Classic Baked Acorn Squash

Fall and holiday favorite, baked acorn squash, so easy! On Vegetarian, gluten-free, a classic for Thanksgiving!:


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