Thanksgiving in 60

Rachael Ray's second Thanksgiving in 60 show airs tomorrow on the Food Network. Last year was the first Thanksgiving I ever hosted, so I (of course) relied heavily on the menu from her first Thanksgiving in 60 show. The highlight from that meal was the Apple and Onion Stuffin Muffins. I highly recommend them - they were unique enough to be interesting, but the taste was still traditional.

This year I will be on a beach in Mexico for Thanksgiving (I wonder how Pina Coladas taste with turkey), so I won't be trying this menu on the big day. According to the Food Network, the menu "invokes Italy, the Mediterranean, Spain, and the good ol' U.S.A."

Here's the list of recipes (but I have to say they sound a bit non-traditional to me):

You should also check out the November issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, which includes a Thanksgiving menu and the results of a stuffing contest. The magazine offers many recipes including Herb-Roasted Turkey with Dried Plums, Cranberry-Orange Sauce, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, Thanksgiving Green Beans, and Pecan Pie.

If you are interested in watching the Thanksgiving in 60 2 special, click here for airtimes. For airtimes of last year's more traditional menu, click here.

[Photo from Food Network]


  1. I'm glad she's having a new one this year. Last year's was actually a repeat of the previous year (2004). Can't wait to see it. Thanks for the times.

  2. The recipes sound a bit untraditional but very interesting. I am looking forward to that, as well as Iron Chef! (Eee!)

  3. Saw this site and thought it may or may not interest you.

  4. Anony - you are welcome. I hope the show is a good one.

    Jennifer - I know! Can't wait! I will remind everyone about it tomorrow, for sure.

    Anony - Thanks for the link. I will make sure to include that Po' Boy post in this week's Roundup.

  5. I watched the show Sunday afternoon. I'm a stickler for tradition so my family has the exact same meal every year so I'd never make any of the dishes for Turkey Day. However, I was intrigued by a few of the recipes: the green beans with orange peel, the manchengo potatoes and the turkey breasts with the herb stuffing (although I think I like last year's recipe better).

    I thought the stuffing was a bad idea - there was waaaay too much going on in that stuffing. Overall, I think the previous Thanksgiving in 60 had better recipes.

  6. Home Cook - It's waiting for me on TiVo, but from reading the recipes, I think last year's looks better, too. Unless someone is in the mood for something really different and unique. Then the menu would be perfect.


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