Thanksgiving menu ideas

Here are some Thanksgiving menu ideas from Countryliving. You can find more ideas and all the recipes here: www.countryliving/thanksgiving-menus/

The retro menu:


Main Course:

Herb and citrus butter roasted turkey


Apple-walnut stuffing

Maple meringue sweet potato casserole

Green bean casserole with fried shallots

Rosemary-port cranberry sauce


Chocolate brown sugar butter cake with spiced pumpkin frosting

Salted caramel peanut butter fudge pie

The traditional family menu:



Cheese plate with nuts and dried fruits

Main Course:

Rosemary-sage roast turkey

Side Dishes:

Cornbread and apple dressing

Cranberry sauce

Fresh green bean casserole

Glazed pearl onions and shallots

Oven-roasted beets


Pumpkin mousse

Cinnamon and vanilla fruit compote

Assorted pies and cakes

Coffee and chocolates

The Southern menu:



Collard and Brussels-sprout salad

Main Course:

Sage-butter roasted turkey


Cornbread dressing

Citrus-cranberry sauce

Caramelized-onion galette

Skillet green beans

Potato gratin

Roasted sweet potatoes and carrots

Buttermilk biscuits


Pecan pie


All female protection team for Duchess of Cornwall

An all-female protection team flank British royal the Duchess of Cornwall, formerly known as Camilla Parker-Bowles, during a trip to the United Arab Emirates. The visit was part of a Middle Eastern tour with husband Prince Charles, as they visited Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

They were protected by a group of women dressed in the traditional hijab and abayas.

 The five are members of the UAE’s presidential guard, which includes a total of 50 women. The group protecting the Duchess are all between the ages of 29 and 30 and are highly skilled in martial arts training and combat techniques. Shaima, Nisreen and Hannan have even climbed Mount Everest.

Each woman has unidentified weapons hiding in her ensemble, ready to protect the Duchess.