You’re a busy professional in Cary, NC and you may have let Thanksgiving sneak up on you. No fear, your friends at Bradford have you covered. Whether you’re attending a friends-giving gathering and just remembered you need to bring a great side dish, or you’ll be dining with dining with family and want to prove you can do more than open a can of cranberry sauce, these recipes are sure to save your life this Thanksgiving.
Cranberry and Brie Puff Pastry Swirls
Show everyone that you’re fancy and classy with these delightful apps! Bonus points for incorporating cheese, bread, and a Thanksgiving classic into one appetizer. Recipe here: halfbakedharvest.com/idiot-proof-5-ingredient-cranberry-brie-cinnamon-sugar-puff-pastry-swirls
Mini Garlic Monkey Bread
No one will ever suspect you forget you were responsible for bringing a dish. This screams “I’m super responsible and know how to do things in a timely fashion.” Recipe here: damndelicious.net/2014/11/08/mini-garlic-monkey-bread
Cranberry, Apple, and Blue Cheese Salad
When you bring salad everyone feels better about eating more pie and casserole. You’re basically the hero of Thanksgiving (Skip the homemade dressing and just grab a bottle of your favorite cider vinaigrette). Recipe here: averiecooks.com/2015/10/cranberry-apple-and-blue-cheese-salad-with-cranberry-apple-cider-dressing
Lemon Parmesan Green Beans
Sure you said you would make green bean casserole, but you knew that wouldn’t happen when you said it. Once people taste this dish, all will be forgiven. Recipe here: damndelicious.net/2015/11/16/lemon-parmesan-green-beans
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
Look at you glazing carrots like a professional chef. Recipe here: damndelicious.net/2013/11/25/honey-glazed-baby-carrots
Buy a dessert and hold your head up with no shame. You’ve done the best you can and baking is hard.