This post includes holiday ideas for Thanksgiving recipes – more specifically, Thanksgiving appetizers. From what I can gather, serving Thanksgiving appetizers prior to the turkey feast is somewhat new in the South. My mother never followed this practice. I think she spent so much of her energy focusing on the entrees, side dishes, and desserts that she never even thought about making Thanksgiving appetizers. Also, she probably didn’t want us to ruin our appetites for the main attraction.
Several years ago, I attended Thanksgiving dinner at my daughter’s home, and she served several Thanksgiving appetizers. At first, I was a little confused, but it turned out that I enjoyed the strategy. It gave her guests something to do while we were waiting for her to put the finishing touches on her Thanksgiving dinner. I also noted that it helped people to relax and visit with each other before sitting down to dinner.
Thanksgiving appetizers can actually be very easy to make, and if you use some creativity, they can be fun to make and attractive in appearance. I like to use cream cheese as a base for many appetizers. It takes on other flavors well, and it’s easy to mold into different shapes. If you like the Thanksgiving appetizers you see pictured, click the link above to get the recipes!