Thanksgiving Appetizers Better Than a Juicy Turkey
Thanksgiving appetizers are often better than the actual juicy turkey, served for dinner. Commonly enough, families often create and carry-out their traditions surrounding the holiday.
Not only for the food, but Thanksgiving is about being grateful and spending time with the ones you love. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holiday traveling days nationwide.
Friends and families travel all over to be with their loved ones on this day. Some by train, others by plane – this holiday is all about family and giving.
Perhaps Aunt Katherine made some charcuterie trays, and you can’t wait to snack on them.
Maybe, your mom makes her famous finger foods? Grandma has her delicious meatballs in a crockpot, and your dad’s deviled eggs are waiting.
Either way, bring on the appetizers!
Thanksgiving is a day for feasting. Many of us know this day to be full of food, from the morning until night.
As families gather, Thanksgiving appetizers provide an option to snack or graze while waiting for dinner.
The ones non-stop cooking in the kitchen don’t want to hear “When’s the turkey (or ham) going to be ready?”. A quick solution – feed your family in the meantime.
Serve bite-sized appetizers to keep everyone happy while waiting for the main course.
Top Appetizers for Thanksgiving
One popular Thanksgiving tradition nationwide is to eat all day. Some nutritionists say most people eat more during this holiday than usual.
Many skip breakfast only to start binging around lunchtime.
Top appetizers for your feast may be just what you’re missing. This year, try something new to snack on before the bird comes out of the oven.
Crowd pleasers often come in the form of cheese; whether block or gooey, having a cheesy treat before dinner is something many anticipate.
Delicious and easy. Cut up apple slices or set out pretzel bites for your guests to dip into a dish of melted cheese.
Kale chips are another healthy alternative and a top pre-dinner food item. Pass up those unhealthy chips for freshly-baked, leafy kale chips.
Easy Thanksgiving Appetizer
Meatballs can come in handy when in need of a quick fix. Turn ordinary frozen meatballs into a family favorite, and easy Thanksgiving appetizer.
Add cranberry sauce in a crockpot, and boom — a delicious appetizer.
Let’s face it; all that planning sometimes goes right by the waist-side. Instead of panicking, embrace the chaos.
Use this time-crunch as a way to work smarter, not harder.
Grab a can of cocktail nuts and add some spices! If you have extra, make two flavors; not everyone appreciates the heat!
Thanksgiving Cold Appetizers
Not just on this holiday, but any get together calls for this devilish snack. Once you master the perfect recipe – deviled eggs can be ready to eat in under 30 minutes.
The best part about this dish is you can tweak the recipe to your liking.
Thanksgiving cold appetizers can appeal to all guests – the possibilities are vast. Even if you’re not that crafty in the kitchen – these cold trays make the perfect appetizers.
Fill up one plate with a variety of fruit and another with veggies.
Your day of thanks doesn’t have to follow an appetizer rule book. Start a new tradition and make small BLT kabobs.
Cut up pieces of cold bacon, wheat bread, lettuce, and a slice of tomato. Then, add it to a stick and make 30 more.
Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Snacks
Ideally, prepping for this big holiday means making some appetizers ahead of schedule. Having your finger-foods ready-to-go may keep your hungry guests from lingering in the kitchen.
If you’re going to serve deviled eggs, make this appetizer the night before. Doing so allows the eggs to cool.
Deviled eggs are a dish best when cold, plus you don’t want the egg stench to be overbearing.
Planning to put out charcuterie trays with cheese, meat, veggies, or fruit should all be made the day before.
Imagine your loved ones grabbing at every slice of cheese you cut – this can set back your entire food schedule.
Home-made pies may be less stressful when you make them ahead. Besides, who says cake and dessert isn’t an appetizer.
The cool part about traditions is, you can start a new one at any time. If you want pie before turkey – eat it while you can.
Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers
Who doesn’t enjoy snacking and drinking good wine during Thanksgiving? This holiday can quickly go from a family gathering to a not-so-healthy day of non-stop eating.
The fried foods and pies may seem so tempting. Remember, the key is to eat in moderation.
It’s too easy to ruin your appetite by eating snacks all day. It’s 2019 – try some alternatives and make healthy Thanksgiving appetizers.
Healthy foods don’t need to be tedious or complicated; try something different.
Instead of coconut fried shrimp, shrimp on a cucumber with a bit of avocado and blackened seasoning is just as enjoyable.
Not a fan of seafood? No problem, make mini grilled cheese bites. Yes, healthy and miniature – grilled cheese sandwiches.
Swap out the cheddar for goat cheese or add spinach for nutrition. This healthy snack is sure to get the conversation going.
Make mini pitas using beets and create the taco look-alikes. I never would’ve thought about using beets in place of tortillas.
Castello Cheese has some awesome health-conscious recipes if you’re looking for inspiration.
Thanks to all the internet’s creative recipes – making healthy thanksgiving appetizers has never been easier.
The pretty beet-reds set the tone for any holiday occasion from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day.
Enjoying the Holidays all Year
Sometimes life gets in the way, and before you realize it, your Christmas is here, and it’s time to start decorations. Well, after all the thanksgiving bustle, consider a plan for your Christmas decorating.
If you’re mindful of the way you set up, you could leave your decorations up after the holidays. Clear glass vases or boxes can be apart of almost any craft.
Fill them with colorful ornaments in December and paper hearts + flameless candles in February.
Don’t forget the infamous string of Christmas tree lights. The soft glow can be strung up all year-long if you’re tasteful about placement – no-one may even notice.
Sometimes you even see people with holiday lights up as part of the Halloween Decorations. Happy holidays from our family to yours!