Your Quick (but delicious) Thanksgiving Feast

We often get wrapped up in making the holidays picture perfect. From the elaborate table settings to the perfectly soaked Sangria, we can spend days, even weeks, preparing for Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season.

However, the holidays are about spending time with the ones that you love most and reflecting on the past year. This often gets lost in the hustle and bustle of the grocery lists and trips to the mall. The Maid OK team has created a quick guide to Thanksgiving. With recipes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare, you can spend the time you would've been in the kitchen, out in the front yard with your kids or snuggled up on the couch watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The Big Guy: The turkey can steal the stage, but shouldn’t steal your time! This herb roasted turkey breast has a 10-minute prep time and is the perfect size for your family’s dinner or for additional food at a large party.

The Thanksgiving Staple: Stuffing was the common thread with our Maid OK team’s Thanksgiving feasts and more than likely, you have it on your table too. Here is a simple 30-minute, stuffing recipe. If you decide to purchase bread cubes, you can cut that time down even more.

The Hidden Vegetable: This sweet potato casserole is guaranteed to be a hit at both the kid’s and adult’s table. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect kid-friendly disguise for those picky vegetable eaters.

The Quintessential Side Dish: You need something green and yummy on your starch-heavy plate, green bean casserole is the way to go. Between the creamy green beans and the crispy onion strings, this is a Thanksgiving classic. 

Slice of Heaven: In the Maid OK team battle between pumpkin pie and pecan pie, pumpkin took the gold. Here is a homemade pumpkin pie recipe with a 30-minute prep time. To cut down time even more, our Oklahoma maids recommend a store-bought pie dough. 

Share your favorite Thanksgiving recipes with us in the comments below. We hope you all have a fantastic holiday!