TIME TO FEAST!
As a card carrying member of Maslow’s first tier, it’s no surprise that food brings people together more than almost anything else. Heck, it might just be the most popular thing in the world next to water. Cooking for others is a holiday staple for many of us, but the joy of swapping dishes goes far beyond bites taken. Whether you’re prepping for incoming relatives or handing out warm meals to those who need it most, pouring effort into something scrumptious rarely feels like time wasted. Unpack those groceries, preheat the oven, and pour yourself a drink—we’re whipping up our holiday go-to’s with this rockin’ playlist right by our side!
A Tribe Called Quest with “Ham and Eggs”
If you’re up and at ‘em early for a Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot, you’re going to need a big breakfast afterwards. Ham and eggs isn’t the most complex meal to whip up, but dang is it good.
By the way, if you haven’t seen our newest Limited Edition, the Turkey Trotter Premiums Sport, take a look at them here! With embedded rubber nose pads, they’re perfect for toeing the 5k line this holiday season.
In case you need help, here’s a ham and eggs dish that serves 4.
Dee Dee Sharp with “Mashed Potato Time”
There’s something about a beige-y greyish side dish that just screams “I’M DELICIOUS AND WILL MAKE YOU SLEEPY!” Better take two scoops.
Check out a killer mashed potatoes recipe here.
The Beach Boys with “Vegetables”
Only these guys could make a song about plant consumption sound like a day in the California sun.
Here’s a healthy brussels sprouts side dish recipe that is sure to be a hit.
Martha Hill with “Grilled Cheese”
Isn’t it funny how the first things we get taught to make as kids (mac ‘n’ cheese, eggs, pancakes, grilled cheese, etc.) sometimes turn out to be the most timeless classics of them all? Real “chicken or the egg” situation there.
To really take your grilled cheese to the next level, head to this recipe for some insightful tips.
Zac Brown Band with “Chicken Fried”
It seems like something that only happens in movies...until it happens to you. Waiting too long to secure your bird can leave you in a Thanksgiving lurch, but if you find yourself turkeyless this season there are ways to turn things around. If keeping poultry on the menu is a non-negotiable, a fried chicken feast might be your best bet at keeping the guests well-fed and more than satisfied.
It might be a lot of work (and splatter cleanup), but this fried chicken recipe is totally worth it.
Weezer with “Pork and Beans”
We might be biased since we did a collab with Weezer back in the day, but this might be one of the best songs about something that could come out of a can of all time. Excluding songs about beer, of course. That’s a different category altogether.
This classic cookout side dish doesn’t have to stick to the summer months. Check out this recipe for homemade pork and beans and surprise everyone at the dinner table!
Kasey Musgraves with “Biscuits”
If British people call cookies “biscuits,” then what do they call...biscuits?
For buttermilk biscuits that will knock your guests’ socks off, check out this recipe!
Lizzo with “Juice”
Since Lizzo’s Instagram handle is “@lizzobeeating” we think she might be a fan of this particular Knockmix.
Looking for something fun to serve at the kids table? Try this craft + punch recipe combo for a wholesome treat everyone can enjoy!
UB40 with “Red Red Wine”
Look. We can’t all be sommeliers. And if you think that one friend who claims to taste the “currant and soil undertones” isn’t fooling himself (looking at you Derrek), then it’s time to wake up.
But as long as you know some basics and make a couple of acceptable dinner pairings, your cred with the friends will be rock solid. Here’s some advice from the experts on making sure your Thanksgiving wine pairings knock it out of the park this year.
Don McLean with “American Pie”
If there was ever a time for pie to shine, it’s around Thanksgiving. Whether you’re a fan of fall classics like pumpkin or pecan, or like to go fruity with some blueberry or rhubarb, you can admit that what really makes a pie great is a quality crust.
Nail the most crucial component of dessert this season with this recipe for a flakey, buttery pie crust.
Bonus: The Kinks with “Maximum Consumption”
Elastic waistbands train all year for this season. Give ‘em a worthy challenge.