Prepare only those dishes that you are most comfortable cooking and are confident that it will taste and look good. Having a good mix of both traditional as well as modern thanksgiving dishes with newer flavors will help to balance the dinner menu. Here we are going to present to you some Thanksgiving dinner ideas for a traditional holiday meal.
Keep in mind that a whole turkey needs around three days to thaw before you can prepare it for roasting in the oven. A very good idea is to roast two small birds instead of a very large turkey. This way you can use one to place on the dinner table and the other can be carved in the kitchen and served to guests.
The advantage of roasting two small birds is that it takes less time to cook and the meat is also moist and tender. Baking cookies, pies, relishes, and sauces can also be prepared a day ahead.