Here at the Food52 offices, we spend the weeks (who are we kidding—we spend the months) leading up to the last Thursday in November thinking about pumpkin pie, table settings, and the evasion of awkward conversations with relatives.
Then, after all that
fretting planning, the actual holiday comes around and we part ways, trudging skipping to our respective homes to turn on the oven and embark on the journey.
But it seems unfair, after the build-up, to not know precisely what everyone else is making (is this invasive? or are we just curious cooks?). Luckily, the Thanksgiving Menu Genie not only helps you plan your menu with consideration, it also makes it easy to share your menu (via email, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest) with...
- Friends who have decided to go elsewhere ("Look what you're missing!")
- Guest who are asking what they can bring ("Well, if you're asking...")
- Relatives with dietary restrictions ("Just making sure there's something on here you'll enjoy!")
- Colleagues with whom you've been talkin' turkey with for 2 months straight ("I'm going with the Barbara Kafka turkey; you trying Russ Parsons'?")
Thanks to the Genie, even though I didn't receive an invite to Amanda's, Merrill's, or Kristen's Thanksgivings (oh, you too?), I can still see what's on their menus.
Here's a look for you, too!
Amanda Hesser is not serving turkey (mic drop)
Find out what's taking turkey's place in the center of Amanda's table here, and see a few of the other meal rounder-outers below:
Merrill Stubbs can't decide on dessert
And who can blame her?! She's got four end-of-meal sweets (three or which are apple-based) on her menu. Mosey on through her whole feast here (she's got some of her personal favorites, including Irish Brown Soda Bread and Tuscan Onion Confit).
Kristen Miglore's menu screams (sings?) "bright & whirly"
Lauren Locke will not skip her family's corn pudding
But she's got a few other dishes on the agenda, too.
Ryan Merrill will make two types of sweet potato casseroles
Victoria Maynard is making a Thanksgiving meal for four...
...but her menu looks like it might serve 20. She's got some deciding to do.
Catherine O'Donnell checks off all the classics
While leaving plenty of room for a few wildcards, like queso fundido.
Rebecca Salisbury is planning for two of everything
Two types of pie, two types of potatoes, two orange sides, two green sides... but only one (spatchcocked!) turkey. See her whole menu here.
What are YOU serving for Thanksgiving? The Food52 Thanksgiving Menu Genie can help you decide!