Downhome Entertaining: A Rustic Thanksgiving Menu with Family

We trust that we got you pretty smitten with our rustic setting inspiration for a Thanksgiving party? Well, it doesn’t stop there. Next to family, food is what this beloved holiday is all about! So, you guessed it—we have a delectable array of hearty, homestyle dishes to go with the party-in-a-barn ambiance. We can’t wait to have you delight your loved ones with this menu, and have one of your most memorable Thanksgivings ever!

Hearty, Homestyle Thanksgiving Dishes

As family members start arriving—and admiring all the rustic decorations you’ve prepared— impress them even more by serving a country-style charcuterie. On a slab of wood or a large cutting board, lay out a spread of sliced cold meats (ham, sausages, salami), special cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, nuts, olives. Simple to prepare, but very stylish to look at!

Rustic Thanksgiving Menu with Cajun-fried Turkey, Pumpkin Cornbread, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, and Chorizo Stuffing!

Announce the feast that’s about to be served using a quaint chalkboard menu adorned with berry branches. And what a feast it will be indeed! Your favorite Thanksgiving turkey, whether it’s one you’ve prepared using Grandma’s heirloom recipe or ordered pre-roasted and ready to carve. As accompaniments, serve well-loved condiments and side dishes such as cornbread and chorizo stuffing, spicy sweet potato wedges, homemade cranberry sauce, pumpkin-shaped bread rolls served with cinnamon butter, and roasted asparagus drizzled with lemon juice.

Don’t worry, most of the links to these amazing dishes include recipes. So give them a try, and enjoy! And to round out this grand family gathering, you must be back for our post on Thanksgiving desserts. Of course, still in keeping with the rustic party setting!

Image credits (from top left to bottom right):

1 – Cajun fried turkey from Neiman Marcus
2 – chalkboard menu by House on the Way
3 – charcuterie by Camille Styles
4 – stuffing from Epicurious
5 – sweet potato wedges from Smitten Kitchen
6 – cranberry sauce from Kitchen Meets Girl
7 – pumpkin bread rolls from Handle the Heat
8 – roasted asparagus from She Wears Many Hats

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