We are gearing up for Thanksgiving and friends-giving celebrations around here. As much as we may be ready to fast-forward to the official Christmas season, Thanksgiving is its gatekeeper and we have to honor that. Plus, we wouldn't pass up a hearty holiday feast. Find a few favorite recipes from the Christmas Designers crew here and don't forget to hang up your string lights for a perfectly lit celebratory table.

Easy Crock Pot Stuffing 

Anything to make cooking for the masses a little easier, right? Stuffing is a Thanksgiving Day essential, but it doesn't have to be a chore with this easy slow cooker recipe from Delish.com

Autumn Roasted Veggies 

Healthy side dish alert! Keep it seasonal, low calorie, and delicious with this one pan wonder from gimmiedelishious.com. It’s all of the fall’s best vegetables tossed in a subtle blend of savory spices, all roasted on a single pan.

Garlic Herb Buttered Roasted Turkey 

Aren’t we all searching for the very best way to make our Turkey Day bird? Rom deep-frying to classic roasting, we want a surefire way to make it right every time. This is one of those ways. This garlic herb recipe from Lifemadesweeter.com ensures rich flavor and adds some extra veggies to the table.

String Lit Table

 

Not joking about this one! String lights are always on the menu when entertaining. String them down your table, make a centerpiece, or hang them above your dining space. This way, if you burn the casserole or forget the cranberry sauce, at least everyone will remember how good your dining table looked.