Edible Madison’s Local Thanksgiving Menu

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Edible Madison’s Local Thanksgiving Menu

By Wendy Allen | Photos By Jim Klousia 0

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! Over the years, we've amassed plenty of Thanksgiving-y recipes, so here's what Edible Madison's menu would look like - all recipes straight from our website! 

I think we should start the day off with an Autumnal Bliss Bloody Mary to set a celebratory mood, then move into a warm Wisconsin Bishop. We also gotta keep Mom happy as she carefully tends that beloved Roast Turkey (local, heritage) in the oven. 

Cranberry Relish made with Wisconsin cranberries is a must with turkey - none of that canned stuff for our table!

For a new take on mashed 'taters, split the pot with celeriac! Don't be put off by the poor veggie's homely appearance - it's fabulous in these Celeriac Mashed Potatoes.

This Italian Summer Green Beans recipe can be modified to use green beans and tomatoes you may have preserved this summer. Terese Allen, the author of this recipe, recommends using frozen beans and reducing the simmering time by 10-15 minutes. "Part of the flavor in this dish is in the long cooking time," she says. "It also produces a silky texture." 

Squash: an elemental veggie to our region and must be at our Thanksgiving table. We have plenty of recipes for those: Roasted Delicata Squash RingsBaked Squash with Rosemary Garlic Wine Sauce, or turn Thanksgiving tradition on its ear with this Creamy Spicy Peanut Pumpkin Soup. All fabulously squashy!



Oh yes, there's got to be bread, and this Rosemary Garlic Bread is not only savory and delicious, but it's beautiful!

And for dessert, we can't pass up this Apple Brown Betty with Apple Cider Glaze. Also known as autumn on a plate. 

After the meal, we may transition to some Mulled Apple Cider or, if our tummies aren't feeling so hot after all this amazing, rich food, a warm Cold-Kicker with ginger and honey. 

Food coma begins....now.

And after it's all over, here's a recipe for a Hearty Homemade Turkey Soup that will make good use of that turkey carcass you usually toss. (You'd be amazed how much meat is actually left on the bones!)

What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Do you have a non-traditional or a cultural item your family can't do without? Share it with us in the comments! 

We are thankful for all of you who have read and supported Edible Madison over the years. May you have a safe and delicious holiday!

Wendy Allen is digital editor, copy editor, and a writer for Edible Madison. She reads style guides for fun, believes stories have power, and is fascinated by the evolution of the English languageā€”for better or worse. Her mission: to wrestle the wily comma into submission.

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