Thanksgiving Menus

By The Chew | Jul 10th, 2014
What would a Modern Family Thanksgiving look like? That's the question we posed to our friends over at ABC's The Chew. They've created some menus based on the show's characters, so you can plan your feasts accordingly. There's even a dish sure to satisfy any special pregnancy cravings that might come up!

Cameron's Farmhouse Feast
As he is quick to remind just about everyone at any time, Cameron grew up on a Missouri farm. So it stands to reason that his Thanksgiving feast would feature some Midwestern classics, executed with a little Cam flair.

Blue Cheese Dip
Stuffed Mushrooms

Green Bean Casserole
Traditional Sweet Potatoes (w/ Marshmallows)
Cranberry Pecan Stuffing
Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy

Deep Dish Apple Pie

Claire's All-American Thanksgiving
Busy mom Claire fancies herself a Martha Stewart type -- just a practical Martha who occasionally has to schedule a time for her son to get shot with a BB gun. So she'd opt for some traditional fare as well as a few dishes to show off her chops in the kitchen. And because a good mom knows how to delegate, she'd let Manny handle the decor.

Roasted Date Bruschetta
Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Michael Symon's Cheescloth Turkey
Sweet Potato Gratin
Sausage, Cornbread and Apple Stuffing
Brussels Sprouts

10 Gallon Apple Pie
Blueberry Pie
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Manny's DIY Decor
Coffee Filter Wreath

Haley's One-Pot, Dorm-Room Dishes
OK, so that whole college thing didn't exactly pan out for Haley, but if she hadn't been arrested for drinking and then subsequently assaulting a police officer, she and her dormmates might have whipped up some plates along these lines and been very proud of themselves.

Dorm Room Chili
Ham and Cheese Homemade Tater Tots
Angel Hair with Olive Oil, Garlic and Chili Flake

Gloria's Pregnancy Cravings
As if there aren't enough things to be worried about when you're pregnant, sometimes the foods you formerly loved to eat with reckless abandon just sounds flat-out unappetizing when those pregnancy hormones start flowing. So Jay might show up to Thanksgiving with the makings for this indulgent snack hidden in the trunk of the car.

Grilled Chocolate Hazelnut Bacon Sandwich

What do you think of the recipes? Post a comment below, and be sure to watch The Chew on ABC WEEKDAYS 1e|12p|c.