Thanksgiving 2010: Dinner menu ideas

Turkey for Thanksgiving 2010

There is more to Thanksgiving dinner than turkey. (Photo: richcianci/Flickr/CC BY-ND)

Every year I struggle with the questions of what to make for Thanksgiving dinner. I either have too many ideas or I can’t come up with enough. So this year I have compiled a list of ideas for Thanksgiving dinner to help others put together their ideas of a perfect dinner, with or without a payday loan.

Thanksgiving dinner menu

Keep in mind that the possibilities are endless. Everyone loves family traditions, but maybe this year you can add a twist. Here are some ideas that might help you plan your own Thanksgiving holiday dinner.

Appetizers and Snacks

  • Cheese Balls or logs
  • Meat and cheese platters
  • Veggie Tray – black and green olives, green beans, pickles, cucumbers, celery and green beans
  • Fruit tray – any fresh fruit in season
  • Deviled eggs


  • Candied yams or sweet potatoes
  • Bread rolls of any type
  • Cornbread
  • Mashed Potatoes – garlic is a classic
  • Corn – on the cob or otherwise
  • Stuffing
  • Gravy – country, brown, turkey or any other flavor of your choice
  • Salad – any type and with any dressing
  • Fruit salad

Main course

  • Turkey – with or without stuffing
  • Ham


  • Pumpkin pie
  • Chocolate cream pie
  • Apple pie
  • Cherry pie
  • Just about any type of fruit pie – whipped cream on top is a delectable option
  • Pecan pie
  • Mincemeat pie

This could be the start of a good Thanksgiving dinner

You don’t have to make all the items on this list — just pick out the ones that work for you and your family. Don’t do more than you can; the stress certainly isn’t worth it. Thanksgiving can run up a pretty large bill, so if you need a little help to finance your Thanksgiving dinner, you could consider taking out a payday cash advance loan. Above all else, remember, Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude. Nobody will expect a perfect dinner; people are usually happy with just the effort put into it.

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