With the crisp autumn weather, brightly colored leaves, and exciting weekend football games, November is a month stuffed full of activities. Although the turkey on the table might not be the happiest about being stuffed, at Opportunity Max, our favorite part about November is the time spent relaxing and enjoying great food and company on the Thanksgiving holiday.
With our friends and families gathered together and an amazing assortment of mouthwatering thanksgiving dishes, how could we not love this holiday? The food always sticks out as one of the best parts about Thanksgiving, and therefore, we wanted to share our personal favorite Thanksgiving Day recipes with you!
From delightful desserts to delicious dips, you might find a new recipe to serve and impress your guests this Thanksgiving.
Chris’s Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad
Chris is one of the many talented Marketing Analysts we have on the Opportunity Max team, and although this recipe from paleomg.com is a little bit labor intensive, Chris says it is totally worth the time! For a unique fall-oriented side dish, bring this Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad to your Thanksgiving Day celebration and your guests will be sure to love it.
Katie’s Spiced Pumpkin Bread
You can never have too much pumpkin-spiced anything in the fall season, and our Marketing Analyst Katie would completely agree! Her favorite Thanksgiving Day recipe is the traditional Spiced Pumpkin Bread, and with a little bit of whipped cream added on top, your taste buds will undoubtedly crave more. From epicurious.com, here is Katie’s recipe for her favorite Spiced Pumpkin Bread:
Danny’s White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Normally served as a topping for shepherd’s pie, Opportunity Max’s Copywriter, Danny decided to add White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes to his Thanksgiving menu in 2008. These delicious mashed potatoes are by far Danny’s favorite Turkey-Day dish. According to Danny, normally this recipe is very easy to make, but “one year I messed them up and I could feel everyone’s disappointment sit atop my shoulders. That Christmas I got about 24 pairs of socks. I haven’t messed those potatoes up since. And I still have some of the socks.” Follow this recipe to try Danny’s favorite White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes:
Ashley’s Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Around this time of year, our Marketing Analyst Ashely always looks for new dessert recipes she can master before her big Thanksgiving dinner, and this year she found a keeper! It incorporates two of Ashley’s favorite things: pumpkin and snickerdoodles cookies. The recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies is super easy, as all you’ll need is canned pumpkin, some sugar, flour, and a few spices. Ashley hopes your family loves it just as much as hers!
Tommy’s Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Preparation for Thanksgiving can be timely and overwhelming, but it is all to have the picture-perfect Thanksgiving dinner table decorated with the freshly cooked food you prepared all day. For our Marketing Analyst Tommy, his favorite Thanksgiving Day dinner is Slow Cooker Creamed Corn. This recipe is so easy, you will be able to make your other dishes for Thanksgiving and maybe even sit down and watch some football while the cooker does its job. From allrecipes.com, here is how to make Slow Cooker Creamed Corn:
At Opportunity Max, we love everything digital marketing and optimization, but we also love great food with family and friends by our side. We hope that by sharing some of our personal favorite Thanksgiving meals, you will be a little more inspired to try a new dish or share your favorite recipe with us in the comments below!
From our entire Opportunity Max team, we wish you a very happy and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.