As we welcome the eleventh month of the year here in Columbus with beautiful, unseasonably warm weather, we welcome the thoughts and preparations for everyone’s favorite food holiday- Thanksgiving. We can already smell the pumpkin pies baking….can’t you? Speaking of pumpkin pie, did you know that the Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long? It was baked on October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers right here in our great state of Ohio, and included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 155 dozen eggs (that’s 1,860 eggs, we did the math), 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 7 pounds of cinnamon, 2 pounds of pumpkin spice and 250 pounds of crust. You can see a picture of this impressive feat below.
Here at The Club, we host over 500 members and their families for our annual Thanksgiving Brunch. We have an abundance of classic recipes such as Turkey with Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Carved Honey Glazed Ham, Traditional Stuffing, and Chive Whipped Potatoes. Along side those we have updated dishes like Quinoa and Kale Salad, Hot Smoked Salmon with Warm Orzo Salad, Green Bean and Pearl Onion Casserole, and Smashed Sweet Potatoes. These are just a few of the large array of foods we serve on Thanksgiving, all ending with more pies than you can imagine. Apple Pie, Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Blueberry Pie, Chocolate Cake for those who don’t want pie, and of course, Pumpkin Pie. We hope to see you here at The Club this Thanksgiving!
Now, that record breaking giant pumpkin pie may be a little ambitious (and unnecessary for a group of less than a thousand or so) but we’ve got some tasty recipes we’d like to share with you that are perfect for a feast for a family. Today, we’ll be talking about more traditional Thanksgiving recipes, as well as a modern take on the classic menu. Whether you go old school on Turkey Day or you look to spice things up and make it new and exciting, we’ve got just the foods for you.
Some may be a fan of the crispy deep fried bird, while others will attest to a moist brined turkey, but a classic Thanksgiving masterpiece is slow roasted to perfection. The star is accompanied by potatoes, a vegetable or two, a casserole, stuffing (or dressing, whichever you prefer to call it), and cranberry sauce. The meal is of course finished with a sweet pumpkin pie. Below we have our version of this nostalgic menu. To see the recipes, just click the dish to be linked to where it came from!
Traditional Thanksgiving Feast
Now if you’re someone who likes to spice things up a bit and try new things, we’ve also got some choices here for you. These recipes take the classic dishes and put a different spin on them so it doesn’t feel like you have Thanksgiving on repeat from last year!
Whether you like the traditions on your table or you like the dishes with a new twist, we hope you find these recipes delicious, helpful, and inspiring when planning your Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Enjoy!!