Your Thanksgiving Day Dinner Options Has Arrived

Veronica Charnell Media
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Well the time has arrived, it is Thanksgiving week. Everyone has been waiting for this special week to arrive. While some people are preparing to travel, some people have already purchased their Thanksgiving Dinner items, but there are some men and women who are still undecided on what they should eat for Thanksgiving dinner. So I decided to create a two part series featuring Thanksgiving Day Meal Ideas. I have spoken to men and women from around the United States about what they are having for dinner. The purpose of this series is to help make Thanksgiving Dinner a little more interesting this year.

Kathy Kingsley, a cookbook author, food writer, and recipe developer based in CT, and former Editorial Director of Fine Cooking magazine, and a producer for PBS TV, including Moveable Feast offered Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Step aside dinner rolls—flaky, tender, fat homemade biscuits are my answer to Thanksgiving sides. Quicker and easier to make than rolls, and infinitely more versatile. How about flavored with sweet potato, bacon and chives, or pimento cheese? And I’m talking about elevating your leftover turkey sandwiches, too!

Elizabeth Mincin

I'm originally from Maryland, but I've been living in the UK for 15 years. I've introduced my British husband and inlaws to American Thanksgiving and cook every year. Most years, I make the meal just for myself and my husband, but that's no reason to skimp on turkey day! This year, I'll be making my standard roast turkey dinner, which is mainly based on my Italian-American family's recipes. so lots of sage, onions and garlic. I'll be making inside and outside stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, cauliflower cheese (a British staple that has made its way into our day), turkey gravy, sweet potatoes and also a couple of pies. I also serve canned cranberry sauce because that's what I grew up with and I'll always love it.

Jessica Clark, founder and gluten-free eating expert at

Here is the Thanksgiving menu that I am planning for this year:
1) Roasted turkey in the oven.

2) Mashed potatoes.

3) Turkey gravy.

4) Green bean casserole.

5) Buttermilk biscuits.

6) Cranberry sauce.

7) Sweet potato casserole.

8) Pumpkin pie.

9) Apple pie.

I am also making everything gluten-free!
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What Chef Stephanie Harris-Uyidi is Cooking on Thanksgiving?As a pescatarian, she creates a wide range of meat-free options for her family.

Meat-Free Mouthwatering Recipes for the Holidays
Lobster Mac & Cheese
For a mix of comfort and luxury, Stephanie recommends re-creating this delicious Lobster Mac & Cheese recipe for your loved ones. This dish is creamy, savory, tender and succulent all at the same time! This Lobster Mac & Cheese is flavored with Mexican cheese blend, white pepper, cayenne
pepper, thyme and more.
Southern Blackened Catfish with Ray's Organic Mustard Greens
A flavorful wet spice mix and a skillet on high heat will help anyone create this delicious, smokey Southern Blackened Catfish dish. The spice mix includes cayenne pepper, paprika, white pepper, rosemary, garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Additionally, next to his family, Ray's, Stephanie’s dad, most prized possession is his organic garden. He loves growing a wide range of produce and legumes-avocados, oranges, tomatoes, beans and greens of every kind. “Ray’s Organic Greens” is delicious, easy to make AND healthy, the perfect combination.

Gulf-coast Crawfish Cornbread
Also known as crawdads, crayfish or mudbugs, crawfish from the Gulf Coast of the United States are not only sustainable-they are also the best tasting! You can serve this crawfish cornbread as an appetizer or offer it alongside a healthy serving of red beans and rice.

Fizza Bokhari RD/CDN

As a clinical nutritionist and registered dietitian, I try to keep my holiday menu simple, and nutritionally well balanced yet appetizing. This year I will arrange a charcuterie board with cheese and fruits and serve bite size quiche to avoid overeating before the main meal. Grilled turkey, cauliflower stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy and holiday roasted vegetables will adorn my dinner table. I have requested my guests to bring their favorite board game or karaoke machine instead of more food to have fun and celebrate not just bounties of nature but also be grateful for
having family and friends.

Brian Donovan

I'm Brian and I live in Texas. I always cook Thanksgiving dinner. We have
a more traditional meal with turkey, stuffing, mac and cheese, because you
can't live in the south and not have mac and cheese. It's always a great time to connect with friends and family. The best part about the day is everyone being in and around the
kitchen cooking and socializing.

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