Let’s start with simple: Becky Krystal made a menu with Cider-Braised Turkey Thighs With Potatoes and Apples, No-Knead Focaccia With Sausage, Apple and Shallots, Roasted Broccolini With Lemon and Chile Flakes, and No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake. These include a lot of hands-off preparation, and you won’t need to bother with crowding the oven to make the dessert.
Now for the fancy: Aaron Hutcherson’s menu stars Tarragon-Butter Roasted Spatchcocked (Butterflied) Turkey complete with Mushroom and Leek Cornbread Dressing and Vegan Braised Collard Greens With Miso and Smoked Paprika. For dessert? A vibrant Cranberry Tart With Gingersnap Cookie Crust.
Of course, you can mix-and-match their recipes to create the Thanksgiving menu that best fits the needs of you and your guests. Perhaps your family isn’t big on a whole turkey but loves dessert — make the cider-braised turkey thighs and close out with that cranberry tart. Maybe your family LOVES sides — you can make all the sides from both menus and keep it simple with (or even skip) the turkey and dessert.
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