To me, Thanksgiving is about tradition. It is the ultimate comfort food meal, and I crave the classics. While it may be fun to experiment with a new hors d'oeuvres, salad, or side dish, I always want simple and delicious food for the core meal. Here is my classic Thanksgiving menu. The menu items that have links to my recipes are in blue. I'm including four five hors d'oeuvres options but three items is usually adequate, so pick and choose your favorites.
CRUDITÉ with BUTTERMILK DIP
CAST-IRON SEARED GREEN BEANS
ROASTED CARROTS OR BRUSSELS SPROUTS
ARUGULA SALAD with DRIED CHERRIES and SPICED PECANS
BOWL OF TANGERINES