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5 Spice Blend Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Last year for Thanksgiving, our whole family was sick. Every last one of us.

It was tragic!!! Missing the big meal at my mom’s! No green bean casserole!? Pies!? Not that we felt really that great anyway… but still!

We all moped around the house Thanksgiving morning in our pajamas, at various states of recovery, and feeling quite sorry for ourselves. Then I had a second wind and announced: “We’re rescuing Thanksgiving!”

I poked around our fridge and pantry for a bit, and finally gathered enough things to cobble together a feast for four!! We did have chicken instead of turkey… for which I was grateful as I’m NOT a turkey lover!

One thing I did have to do was blend together some of my own spice mixes as I couldn’t go to the store. So I thought I’d pass along some key spice blend recipes you’ll need for your Thanksgiving (which, hopefully will be celebrated in good health!).

spice blend recipes for thanksgiving5 Spice Blend Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

spice blend recipes for thanksgiving

Hot Apple Cider Mulling Spices

1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon

1 Tablespoon Ground Allspice

1 teaspoon Ground Cloves

1 teaspoon Ground Cardamom

1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

Allspice Substitute Blend (in case you’re out of true allspice!)

1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon Ground Clove

spice blend recipes for thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Ground Ginger

1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg

1/4 tsp Ground Clove

Poultry Seasoning Blend

1 Tablespoon Thyme

1-1/2 teaspoon Sage

1-1/2 teaspoon Rosemary

1/2 teaspoon Pepper

1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon Celery Salt

1/4 teaspoon Ginger

Brining Blend

1 cup Sea Salt

2 Tablespoons Dried Onion

1 teaspoon Dried Garlic

1 teaspoon Basil

1 teaspoon Thyme

1/2 teaspoon Orange Peel

1/2 teaspoon Peppercorns

1/2 teaspoon Rosemary

1/2 teaspoon Oregano

1/2 teaspoon Sage

1/2 teaspoon Savory

3 Cracked Bay Leaves

Spice blends are pretty cool in that for the MOST part, they are flexible. Don’t like ginger? Leave it out! Don’t have one of the ingredients? Leave it out! (Unless it’s cinnamon, which is pretty key!). Watch your ratios especially with Cloves which can be a bit biting, I find. Be sure to smell and even taste a little bit of the blend to be sure it’s to your liking. If one aspect seems overpowering to you, add a little more of another spice or two to cut down the potency.

After you mix up the blends, be sure to label them accurately, and then measure out what you’ll need according to the recipe! Enjoy!!

spice blend recipes for thanksgiving

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