Thanksgiving Dip: Edible Centerpiece Idea

Fun Appetizer for Thanksgiving Dinner

Have you ever noticed? Most people have Thanksgiving Dinner at an off-hour from their regular everyday meals. It’s usually somewhere between two and three hours after the usual lunch and two to three hours before the usual dinnertime. 

This idea for a before-dinner appetizer can keep grown-ups from getting cranky and help keep the kiddies happy. And it’s an excellent way to sneak some healthy veggies and fiber into the day. 

Edible Centerpiece Idea

 Create a unique bowl for your dip such as a small hollowed-out pumpkin or acorn squash. 

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You might have to trim off the bottom if using an acorn squash so that it will sit flat.

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Slice the fat end from a large carrot. Par boil to make it soft. Use a toothpick to attach the turkey’s head to the front of the acorn squash. Create features with pimento slices, craisens (eyes) and a slice of yellow pepper for the beak.They can be attached with pieces of broken toothpicks, then trimmed with scissors. Make the feet with yellow peppers. 

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Use slices of squash, colorful peppers and whatever else you can come up with to create your turkey’s feathers.

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Add a layer of round crackers between the body and the feathers. 

A platter of veggies and crackers with toothpicks will keep your turkey centerpiece from getting gobbled up.

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Now search through all of the delicious fall dip ideas or use your old favorite standby to help finish this yummy centerpiece.

Here’s my recipe. 

Spinach-Parmesan Artichoke Dip 

  1. One 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  2. One 10 oz can artichokes thawed and diced. 
  3. One cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
    1/2 cup light mayo

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Pour into a pie pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees

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