We are all thankful for a few new Thanksgiving recipes. The traditional dishes can get along just fine with the new kids on the block. Wine fits into the menu, too, and there’s always a lot written about what wine to serve. Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir go with any flavors of the Thanksgiving feast throws at them.
This week, the Sunday Supper tastemakers have paired sweet and savory dishes with Gallo Family Vineyards Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. We are delighted to welcome the legendary California winemaker to our table this week.
Food (and wine) plays such a big part at Thanksgiving that it’s easy to lose sight of that thankful thing. Today, we offer 10 ways to show your thanks that will make you (and someone else) feel warm and fuzzy.
Make a Promise. This is the time of year when the food pantries that feed the homeless and hungry overflow with supplies. July is another thing. Make a commitment that you will donate food year-round.
Invite a Friend. Holidays can be a tough time for many people who have lost loved ones or are alone. Open your home to someone.
Make Extra. Prepare a second pie and deliver it to a neighbor. Make an extra batch of dip. Buy another bottle of wine. Knock on a friend’s door and hand it over. Just because.
Write Notes. Put a handwritten thank you note at every place setting. Share what you appreciate about that person.
Offer to Help. If you are dining at someone else’s home, make sure the host knows she can count on you for dish detail or some other duty.
Say it Out Loud. Yeah, it’s corny, but it can quite effective to go around the table and have everyone share what they are thankful for. This starts conversation.
Ditch the Electronics. No phones or other digital devices at the table. Take your smartphone photos and then stash the devices. Be in the moment.
Bow Your Head. Whatever your religious leanings, a moment of reflection for everyone to silently says thanks or acknowledge their blessings is a good idea. Plus, this activity slows down what can be a hectic meal.
Let the Kids Talk. If you have children who like to perform, ask them to put together a short skit or song to celebrate the day. Someone might read a poem or even a favorite passage from a book. The point is to invite young voices into the conversation.
Give Thanks in Another Language. Use the Internet for good and learn how to say “thank you” in a dozen languages, including sign language. Have fun teaching them to everyone else. Or start by asking how many ways everyone can say “thank you.”
Today, we are thankful for the many recipes the Sunday Supper tastemakers have developed. We know you’ll find something worthy of your holiday table among these 20 recipes that celebrate food and wine. Join us at 7 p.m. ET tonight on Twitter for our “Giving Thanks” celebration. We invite you to join us at the table by following the hashtag #SundaySuppper. Here are today’s recipes:
Appetizers and Bread:
- Antipasto by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Blue Cheese, Fig, and Caramelized Onion Palmiers by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Crusty Artisan Style Bread by Life Tastes Good
- Grandma’s Oyster Stew by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Turkey Croquets with Mushroom Sauce by Basic N Delicious
Salads and Sides:
- Autumn Crunch Salad by Magnolia Days
- Harvest Chopped Salad by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Cranberry Pecan Turkey Salad by Family Foodie
- Kicked Up Oven Roasted Red Potatoes by Recipe for Perfection
- Roasted Squash and Wild Rice Salad by Ruffles and Truffles
- Rustic Herbed Stuffing with Greens by Shockingly Delicious
- Fig Basted Roast Butternut Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, Apple and Fig Stuffing by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Paella by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Slow Cooker Cranberry Balsamic Beef by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Desserts and Sweets:
- Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies by Food Done Light
- Cinnamon Spice Coffee Cake by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Cranberry Orange Coffeecake With Brown Sugar Crumb by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Dark Chocolate Caramel Bark by Take a Bite Out of Boca
- Pumpkin Angel Pie by Desserts Required
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake by Alida’s Kitchen
Plus 10 Ways to Give Thanks by Sunday Supper Movement
Need more ideas for giving thanks on Thanksgiving? Check out Gallo Family Vineyards’ blog.
Gallo Family Vineyards is joining with Meals on Wheels America to improve the health and quality of life for the seniors they serve. For the sixth year, Gallo Family Vineyards invites Americans to help end senior hunger and isolation with its annual Every Cork Counts™ program. The winemaker is donating $1 for every cork submitted through its website or by snail mail. You can also participate by sending a photo of your cork to the website.
More on Gallo Family Vineyards: Follow them on social media to keep up the latest on their happenings and wines. Here are quick links to GFV’s profiles: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. The Gallo Family Vineyards website has lots of information on their wines plus wine & food pairings and a handy store locator.
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards
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