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Trimming Your Table with Thanksgiving Favorites


Happy Thanksgiving

As summer makes way for cooler temperatures and colorful leaves, the McCarthy Chevrolet family is turning our thoughts from new and used cars to the approaching holidays and festivities—especially those that involve food! So, tie on your favorite apron, preheat your oven, and get ready to create some delicious Thanksgiving dishes that are sure to become family favorites!


  • This Cheese Ball Trio is the perfect make-ahead appetizer. The tantalizing dish includes an Everything Cheese Ball with the combined flavors of salt, pepper, onion, sesame and poppy seeds; a Dill Cheese Ball made of dill, lemon, feta and cream cheese; and a Savory Spiced Cranberry Cheese Ball that boasts a delicious blend of cranberries, nutmeg, cream and goat cheeses. Make them up to two days ahead to allow yourself more time to mingle with guests on Thanksgiving.
  • Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are another easy-to-create appetizer that even little ones could help make. Slather tortillas with a holiday-perfect mixture of cream cheese, Feta cheese, cranberries, and chives or green onions. Like the Cheese Ball Trio, prepping this recipe ahead of time is key.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Side Dishes

  • This go-to recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole is to die for, and Thanksgiving simply wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without including it. White sugar plus brown sugar, a splash of vanilla and chopped pecans make this more like a dessert than a side dish, though you won’t hear complaints from any of us at our car dealership in Lee’s Summit. Though the recipe doesn’t mention marshmallows, pop some on top and heat until slightly toasty. Yum!
  • When it comes to Corn Bread Dressing (that’s “stuffing” to some folks in the North), nothing beats Grandma’s recipe. Thanksgiving Stuffing recipes vary throughout the United States, but this true southern classic has been shared with many a generation—and for good reason.
  • Green Bean Casserole is another of those traditional side dishes expected at your family’s feast. The snap of green beans cooked in a creamy broth and topped with crunchy fried onions will make mouths water across the table.

Thanksgiving The Main Dish

The Main Dish

  • Afraid of ruining your turkey? Alton Brown’s incredible Traditional Roast Turkey recipe won’t disappoint. You will never even attempt to roast your birds any other way after experiencing this moist, tender and flavorful main course.
  • While turkey seems the most popular choice for the Thanksgiving centerpiece, there are some who look forward to a juicy holiday ham. This Honey Glazed Ham slow cooks in your crockpot and makes for an easy and delicious main dish. In fact, this ham is so incredibly easy to make, you might want to pair it with a turkey. Win-win!

Thanksgiving Desserts


  • Pumpkin Pie is an absolute necessity for any Thanksgiving meal. To switch it up this year, try adding Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Spice to your pie filling. Be sure to make a double batch (for two pies), or pour overfill into a sprayed muffin tin to create mini pies, which are perfect for the little ones in the family.
  • Classic Apple Pie is also another must-have dessert to nibble one once plates are cleared and naps are taken. Another popular and mouth-watering variation is the Dutch Apple Pie, which earns its name from the decadent streusel topping.

These recipes are sure to produce new family favorites, and you’ll be the preferred Thanksgiving host or hostess for every future Turkey Day gathering.

Dig into Thanksgiving Specials at McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit

With any memorable Thanksgiving meal, it’s all about the company you keep. At McCarthy Chevy Lee’s Summit, we keep the best company of all: new 2017 and 2018 Chevrolet models. Just in time for the holidays, we’re offering exceptional Chevy lease deals and financing specials, so stop by our car dealership in Lee’s Summit, MO to save on your next vehicle! We have a variety of new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs available, so you’ll never have to settle for a ride that’s anything less than delectable.

Call our sales floor at (816) 875-4678 or visit our Lee’s Summit used car dealer at 945 SE Oldham Parkway to browse our selection in person. From everyone at McCarthy, have a truly Happy Thanksgiving!



Sources & Photos:

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels (personal knowledge also used here in addition to link) (another recipe I’ve personally used)

The Best Green Bean Casserole (also personal experience used)



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