Whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, the traditional flavor combos are delicious. Whenever I make a turkey roast during the year for a Shabbat or Yom Tov meal, I always want to put cranberry sauce on the menu. They just go so well together! And the fact that there’s already an established menu, and therefore no guessing game, is a total bonus!
I say we pick another annual meal and set a standard menu (with wiggle room and artistic license of course). Keep in mind, there’s no expiration date on these foods (except maybe summer BBQ season), so go ahead and make this menu All. Winter. Long.
Hearty Turkey Lentil Vegetable Soup by Brynie Greisman
The ultimate nourishing comfort food! An all-in-one meal, packed with ingredients that are nutritious, delicious, and filling. Turkey is high in protein and lower in fat than meat, so it’s a perfect choice in soup. A perfect soup for Parshat Toldot.
Pastrami-Stuffed Mushrooms by Chanie Nayman
These meat stuffed mushrooms, boasting a savory pastrami and cauliflower filling, make an excellent appetizer for any party or gathering. They’re made in one pot, and we’re sure they’ll disappear before your eyes.
Apricot-Ginger Glazed Turkey Roast by Brynie Greisman
Cooking the turkey breast in the slow cooker results in a super-soft, super-moist roast. The garlic, ginger, and apricot enhance the flavor, and the carrots add beautiful, complementing color and taste.
Smoked Turkey Chestnut Challah Stuffing by Chanie Apfelbaum
The idea to this recipe is turning the stuffing inside out and putting the smoked turkey inside of it! It adds a delicious smoky flavor and is practically a whole meal-in-one.
Exotic Green Bean Salad by Yitty Margaretten
This green bean salad has mango chunks and pecans to give it a nice sweet and savory crunch!
Rustic Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Confit by Chanie Apfelbaum
The only way to make potatoes even better is by adding soft-as-butter garlic confit. The garlic cooks slowly in oil and caramelizes until sweet and creamy — the perfect complement to just about anything.
Cranberry Relish by Tamar Teitelbaum
Making cranberry sauce from real, fresh ingredients is easy! This Cranberry Relish rides the line between tart and sweet with an added tang of citrus.
Maple Pumpkin Pie by Rivky Kleiman
This is an old-time classic and favorite pumpkin pie recipe!