Will you be hosting guests in your home for Thanksgiving? We’re actually spending Turkey Day with my husband’s family, but I’ve got a few ideas up my sleeve to contribute to the mix while we’re there, like these Turkey Gelato Bars! My mother-in-law always makes her melt-in-your-mouth rolls while my father-in-law takes charge of preparing and cooking the bird. I always help out with side dishes and of course the desserts.
Kids get really excited about things that are made just for them. So I like to take it upon myself to find fun things for them to do and eat while the adults are enjoying, as a result, some peaceful conversation.
Other than the typical Thanksgiving coloring pages and crayons that scatter their table, I like to provide them with edible adornments and occupations as well. If your little ones are like mine, they aren’t much for pie, so I create other festive, sweet treats for their enjoyment. These Turkey Gelato Bars will surely do the trick this year! They’ll be “gobbled” right up (pardon my pun)!
All it takes is a few yummy items and less than a minute to make them!
Haagen-Dazs Gelato Vanilla Caramel Pizzelle Bars
Candy Corns (cut a few to look like beaks)
Thin red licorice
Watch the quick video below to see how to easily put them together. Just be sure to set all your supplies out beforehand and to work quickly, because the warm chocolate will harden ever so fast when it makes contact with the frozen bars. These come together in just minutes and sure are cute, don’t you agree? The kids (and adults) will flock when you pull these out of the freezer, so be sure to produce them in bulk!
Now since we’ve gotten dessert out of the way, we can move on to what should come before, but I work backwards when chocolate is involved. 🙂
Because the main Thanksgiving fixings tend to require lots of time and attention, I like to save myself some stress and time by serving easy side dishes, like this Stouffer’s Macaroni & Cheese. I added an extra yummy touch to it with a parmesan bread crumb topping. I love that it looks like I put a lot more effort into it than I actually did.
Simply stir together the fine crumbs of two crusts of bread and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Then remove the Macaroni & Cheese from the oven 10 minutes before it’s finished warming, top with bread crumbs, and return to the oven for the remaining time.
The topping gives the dish a yummy boost that it definitely doesn’t need, but sure is a welcome surprise when it reaches those taste buds.
Ahhh…there’s not much better than a bowl of comfort food when the temps are plummeting outside. Stouffer’s® Mac & Cheese really hits the spot and is a perfectly simple and tasty dish to serve at Thanksgiving dinner!
I hope you found these simple ideas helpful when you’re entertaining soon!
So, I must know…how many guests are you expecting at Thanksgiving dinner? I remember one year with my side of the family we counted over 50!