I think that hosting Thanksgiving must be better in theory than in reality. The Husband and I hosted Thanksgiving dinner exactly once – and that was enough. Our Thanksgiving usually consists of at least 10 to 12 people, and our house just isn’t really set up for that size of formal sit-down dinners. So to someone else’s house we go.
But then again, I still love food. And I love to try out new and exciting recipes, no matter what time of year. So, even though we’re not hosting this year, I still browsed Google for Thanksgiving recipes. I just can’t help myself. In my browsing, I came across a few beer-based recipes that sounded pretty darn tasty. And with the Husband’s love of craft beer, I thought it would be fun to pull together an imaginary craft brew Thanksgiving menu.
Craft Brew Thanksgiving Menu
I can’t wait to try out Easy Beer Mac and Cheese from How Sweet Eats
Skip the corn bread and serve this Honey Beer Bread from Oh Sweet Day.
Don’t forget your greens! Make Food Network’s Kale Salad with Amber Ale Vinaigrette.
Food and Wine Magazine has my attention with a Cider-Glazed Turkey with Lager Gravy.
If you prefer to wet brine your turkey, take a look at Craftbeer.com’s Tipsy Turkey recipe.
Skip the apple pie and serve Beer Poached Apples with Amber Ale Caramel Sauce from The Beeroness
Or you can just munch on some chewy and flavorful Oatmeal Ale Cookies made with Cranberries.
You know, after taking a look at all these delicious recipes, perhaps it wouldn’t be so bad to host Thanksgiving again after all.
What are your favorite beer-infused recipes?
Would you serve a craft brew Thanksgiving menu?