Need Thanksgiving Inspiration? Heated Has You Covered

I'm not sure if you're aware, but Thanksgiving is coming up. Yes, we have some recipes and tips for you (keep reading!). But before I get to that: A month or so ago, my daughter picked my grandson up at school and took him to the pizza spot around the corner. She stood outside in line; there was a cop there, waiting for his pizza. When he went to pay, he said to the guy working at the shop, "Yo quiero pagar por ella también" – "I want to pay for her, too." And no: He wasn't hitting on her. He was just being kind. And it made her happy for like two weeks straight, which is a lot right now (or any time, really!). So: Do you have any feel-good stories, with food at the crux? Kindness of the heart type stuff. Send them our way – we want to make a little holiday compilation. (Just a short paragraph is plenty.)

Okay, Thanksgiving: If you're cooking, and haven't yet given any thought to what you're going to make, maybe now's the time.

This scenario is mostly unheard of when it comes to the most obsessed-over cooking holiday of the year. If you're hosting, you may already know every single thing you're going to make and ingredient you'll need, right down to the very last Brussels sprout. Hell, you might have even started thinking about it before last year's meal was over.

HOWEVER. If any of you are even a little bit like me, things are not yet set in stone. Ideas are still percolating, and inspiration could strike at any moment. So, for those of you who are on the hook for some cooking this Thanksgiving, be it a full spread or a single dish, here's a big batch of recipes that we've compiled on Heated. (As always, to stay on top of what we're cooking, eating, writing, and thinking about on Heated you can follow us; just go to our website and click "Follow" at the top.)

As for the recipes here, we've got traditional mains, alternative mains, vegan mains, fast sides, desserts, and more. (I also snuck in a little comic relief from Samantha Irby, because we could probably all use a laugh.) You might also want to check out these "10 Guidelines for Thanksgiving Planning," since the holidays may look very different in 2020 than they ever have before. Not that I have to remind you.

—Mark

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THANKSGIVING DESSERTS FOR EVERYONE


Talk To Me, Goose!

Questions, comments, brilliant suggestions? Just want to share the recipe for your grandma's potato salad, or your mom's meatloaf, or your uncle Drew's three-day 100-percent rye loaf (yes, please)? Don't hesitate to reach out anytime.