Thanksgiving is one of the best excuses we have to get into the kitchen and prepare a special holiday meal for family and friends. The menu I posted is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch Feast featuring turkey, a selection of 'sweets and sours' served at all large meals, typical PA Dutch side dishes and two of my family's favorite holiday pies, pumpkin and mincemeat. In addition to the menu, there is a section called Create Your Own Menu, providing starters, side dishes, breads and desserts that use ingredients commonly associated with fall or Thanksgiving. If desired, you can select a recipe as a substitute for a dish in my menu or design a menu from scratch to suit your tastes and needs.
Finally, there are links to turkey stock, a guide and tips for roasting turkey, suggestions for using leftovers and a general guide to planning and preparing a meal for any special occasion. Every recipe listed has links to alternate choices and, if you still do not find what you are looking for, you can use the search box above or browse through the Recipe Files for hundreds more possibilities, including many other meat and poultry dishes appropriate for a celebration. You might also find something of interest on the Shared Family Recipes page, which contains more than 300 recipes contributed by visitors to the site.