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What to Cook This Month: November 2023

November is a month brimming with various holidays and significant events, inviting us to gather around the table and savor delicious meals. From the end of daylight saving time to the grandeur of Thanksgiving, this month offers a plethora of opportunities to celebrate with diverse culinary creations. Here's a delectable guide to what to cook during this festive month:

Daylight Saving Time

As daylight saving time comes to an end, it marks an extra hour gained. Embrace the coziness of the longer evenings with hearty comfort food. Consider dishes like:

  • Slow-cooked stews: Warm, comforting, and easy to prepare, stews offer a fantastic way to welcome the chillier evenings.

  • Roasted root vegetables: Elevate the taste of autumn with a medley of roasted carrots, parsnips, and sweet potatoes.

  • Homemade soups: Craft a variety of soups from butternut squash to classic chicken noodle, perfect for these colder nights.

Veterans Day

A day to honor and express gratitude to our veterans, this occasion can be celebrated with traditional American dishes such as:

  • Classic American BBQ: Fire up the grill for barbecue favorites like ribs, pulled pork, or grilled chicken.

  • All-American apple pie: Sweet, spiced, and iconic, this dessert pays homage to the apple harvest season.


The pièce de résistance of November is undoubtedly Thanksgiving, a celebration of gratitude and togetherness. Some classic Thanksgiving dishes include:

  • Roast Turkey: A succulent, golden-brown turkey, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table.

  • Mashed potatoes and gravy: Creamy, velvety mashed potatoes paired with flavorful gravy.

  • Cranberry sauce: A sweet-tart condiment that perfectly complements the richness of the meal.

  • Pumpkin or pecan pie: A luscious, indulgent dessert to cap off the feast

National Sandwich Day (November 3rd)

A playful celebration honoring the humble yet versatile sandwich. Experiment with various fillings and bread to create:

  • Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich: Layer turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy between two slices of bread for a delightful post-Thanksgiving treat.

  • Grilled cheese variations: Elevate the classic grilled cheese by adding ingredients like caramelized onions, sliced apples, or bacon.

Homemade Bread Day (November 17th)

A day to celebrate the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread. Get creative with various types of homemade bread, such as:

  • Pumpkin bread: Embrace the flavors of fall with this moist, spiced bread.

  • Herb-infused dinner rolls: Experiment with rosemary, thyme, or garlic to enhance the flavors of your dinner rolls.

November is a month of varied celebrations, each with its unique culinary traditions. From the warmth of comfort foods during the end of daylight saving time to the grandeur of a Thanksgiving feast, this month presents a fantastic opportunity to explore diverse flavors and recipes. So, gather your loved ones, fire up the stove, and enjoy the delicious journey that November has to offer!

Online Home Ec Classes to Take in November


Home Ec is your kitchen companion, where cooking transforms into a delightful journey. We're here to make your culinary adventures easy, enjoyable, and utterly delicious. Whether you're a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned home cook, Home Ec's cooking classes are designed to ignite your passion for food. We'll take you from the basics to gourmet masterpieces, all while sharing tips, tricks, and the joy of creating wonderful meals. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your apron, and let's embark on a culinary adventure together!


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