Thanksgiving Day Alternative EATS – For When You Can’t Make The Trip Home


Not able to make the trip home for Thanksgiving? That’s no reason to not eat well on Thanksgiving Day.

Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie recipes are not our specialty here at College Recipe Cafe, so I’ve assembled a few alternative recipes from the Cafe’s menu to EAT well – even if your not able to make the trip home.

Chocolate Strawberry Banana Bread

The bright side of not heading home for Thanksgiving is the day is ALL yours! Do what you like. Like say, some morning baking!

Have fun making a mess preparing this Strawberry Chocolate Banana Bread.

The best part is when this freshly baked quick loaf emerges from your oven you get the first slice…and the next one after that!

Hot Ham (or Turkey) Cheese Melt

Deli ham on Thanksgiving? Yeah, with gooey melted cheese on a toasted bun. And, let’s not forget the sauce. It’s delicious!

Open Face Ham and Cheese Melt with Apple Mustard

Hot Ham (or Turkey) Cheese Melt

A common temptation with this recipe is to skip making the apple mustard sauce. I get it. It’s something you may never have had on your toasted ham and cheese melt before.

The only way to find out is to whip together the sauce and spread it on the bun. Then you be the judge whether it makes your toasted ham and cheese taste a helluva lot better – or not.

Roasted Sweet Potato Chips For Nachos

If your plans include watching the football game on Thanksgiving, then nachos are a must!

These roasted sweet potato chips (for your nachos) offer you a taste of a traditional Thanksgiving side dish – but in a more addictive format. Thankfully they are filling, which keeps me from inhaling too many.

B.L.T Wraps With Avocado Sauce

If someone offered you bacon or turkey which would you choose? Exactly!

BLT Wrap with Avocado Sauce: Easy Wrap Recipe for #College Students

BLT Wraps With Avocado Sauce

Not only is the bacon delicious inside these B.L.T Wraps, so is the avocado Buffalo wing sauce (hello flavor!).

These wraps are no turkey dinner but they have bacon – so you’re not totally missing out!

Snack Pack Chocolate Mocha Mousse

I admit, it is difficult to find an alternative to a freshly baked pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream.

Snack Pack Chocolate Mocha Mousse: Easy College Dessert

Snack Pack Chocolate Mocha Mousse

One the bright side, this Chocolate Mocha Mouse only takes a minute or two to make and there is plenty of lip-smacking goodness to be found in each chocolaty spoonful!

Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn

Continuing with the chocolate theme, why not add some melted chocolate to your evening popcorn.

Pop, melt, and drizzle is all it takes to make this Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn . Here’s another tip from Kathryn to get the best results….

We love when Cafe visitors share their feedback! Would love to hear yours as well. Let us know which of these recipes you are most likely to make. And if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving today. Happy Thanksgiving!

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