3 Thanksgiving Meals for the Whole Family

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to try your hand at these 3 innovative holiday meals. Whether you’re cooking for the entire family or a simple dinner for two, these three holiday entrees will be sure to steal the show!

Spiced lamb with sticky date and onion chutney recipe

An aromatic marinade packed with toasted coriander and cumin seeds, cinnamon, and paprika make these juicy lamb cutlets wonderfully-spiced. They can be prepared up to a day in advance and are a brilliant party food idea for festive celebrations.


  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 lamb cutlets or chops
  • handful pea shoots, to garnish
  • 1/2 pomegranate, seeded, to garnish
  • handful mint leaves, to garnish

For the onion chutney

  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1-2tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 x 200g pack Medjool dates, chopped

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Cooking lobster needn’t be tricky and this simple recipe for a hearty weekend main shows you just how easy it can be. Pairing sweet, luxurious lobster with mature Cheddar, rich Parmesan and a drop of Prosecco (optional!) gives you a comforting and indulgent dish that’s perfect for sharing with friends.


  • 2 x 400g packs frozen whole cooked lobsters, defrosted
  • 500ml (17fl oz) whole milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 50g (2oz) salted butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 30g (1 1/4oz) plain flour
  • 150ml (1/4pt) Prosecco (optional)
  • 200g (7oz) mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 400g (13oz) macaroni
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp chopped tarragon
  • 50g (2oz) dried breadcrumbs
  • 50g (2oz) Parmesan, grated
  • crisp salad, to serve (optional)

Milk chocolate truffles with almonds and honeycomb recipe

If you’re into making Thanksgiving dessert from scratch, then this delicious recipe is for you!


  • 2 tbsp single cream
  • 100g (3½oz) milk chocolate, chopped
  • 100g (3½oz) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 150g (5oz) Crunchie bars
  • 40g (1½oz) whole almonds, toasted and chopped
  • cocoa, for rolling
  • icing sugar, to serve




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