I’m sorry this post comes so late, but if you are still searching for inspiration for your Thanksgiving meal, here is a round-up of some of my favorites I’ve created over the years.

Breads

These moist cornbread muffins are filled with stuffing ingredients like sausage, onions, celery and scallions, for a very flavorful muffin. Out of all the Thanksgiving recipe ideas I’ve done this year, this is my favorite! It combines the best parts of two Thanksgiving dishes into one.

Here is one more Thanksgiving idea before the big day. As I was falling asleep the other night, this idea came to me. Why not make cornbread muffins stuffed with stuffing? I like the idea of stuffing but don’t particularly enjoy most of the stuffing I’ve eaten because I find it too mushy. I love cornbread, but sometimes it can be a little dry and no one else in my family seems to like plain cornbread and I end up having to eat the entire pan.

This combines the best of  both worlds.

Oceanaire

We used to visit Oceanaire several times a year, but with so many new restaurants opening, it’s been awhile since we’ve been back. We were recently invited in for a meal and it was great to revisit and see some of the new menu changes.

We were given a trio of their most popular appetizers to start: crab cake, shrimp and grits, and scallop ceviche

The shrimp and grits is a new item. The grits were bold and cheesy, and paired with jumbo shrimp.

The crab cake here, hands down, has always been my favorite. Succulent large chunks of crab meat are held together by the barest amount of creamy buttermilk batter. I’ve been so spoiled by how much crab is in the crab cakes here that everyone else’s version tastes bready  and dry in comparison.

The scallop ceviche is based on the seasonal scallops currently available and you could really taste the freshness.