Inspired Thanksgiving Menus

For holiday menu-planning help, what better to turn to than the drool-worthy archives of some favorite food bloggers? Inspired by their perfected classics and creative twists on family favorites, we pulled together three Thanksgiving meals sure to elicit begs for seconds. We’re making this year’s event extra thoughtful with custom menus, place cards, and favor tags, made in the Yosemite wedding template. Bon appetit.

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Classic Holiday: Centered around your in-the-family turkey roast, this menu’s side dishes are all courtesy of Big Girls Small Kitchen, our bookmarked go-to for delicious yet unassuming recipes:

pumpkin-leek stuffing with turkey sausage
glazed carrots with cayenne
garlic-rosemary mashed potatoes
praline pumpkin pie

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New School: Deb Perelman of the hunger-inducing Smitten Kitchen never ceases to inspire culinary creativity. In the spirit of creating new traditions, start with your favorite turkey recipe then set your grandmother’s recipe cards aside, taking a cue from SK and its new takes on the holiday’s old reliables:

sun-dried tomato-stuffed mushrooms
cauliflower with almonds, capers, and raisins 
sweet potatoes with pecans, goat cheese, and celery
3 cranberry sauces: candied, fruity,and drunk
baked pumpkin and sour cream puddings

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Vegetarian-Friendly: We love that Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks makes sure no dinner party guest leaves hungry–vegetarians included. While we designed the first two menus in Yosemite’s menu card format, we made this menu card in the template’s invitation format, which allows for a photo background.

quinoa skillet bread
carmelized tofu, served over sauteed shredded brussels sprouts
roasted pumpkin salad
autumn potato salad
spiced-kissed pumpkin pie

How are you using Makr to make your Thanksgiving extra special? Show us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #Makr and #MyMakrTable. Bon appetit!