Thanksgiving for Six

A Cheese Primer
Yes, you can have a big Thanksgiving and invite the entire family. But with travel delays, family tensions, and heightened expectations, the stress can often overwhelm. So try this tactic: fewer guests, more fun. This mostly make-ahead menu feeds six, and everything—from the goat cheese crostini to the pear tart—celebrates the flavors of fall.
Thanksgiving for Six » Log Cabin » Fig Jam and Goat Cheese Crostini
Thanksgiving for Six » Simple Pan Gravy » Herb-Rubbed Roasted Turkey Breast » Braised Brussels Sprouts
Thanksgiving for Six » Fennel and Walnut Cranberry Sauce » Creamy Carrot Casserole
Thanksgiving for Six » Buttery Mashed Potatoes
Thanksgiving for Six » Brandied Pear-Walnut Tart » Maple Ice Cream