Alternative Thanksgiving Dishes for Non-Turkey Lovers

Lennar Dallas/Ft. Worth

Looks like nobody’s reaching for that last tasty morsel on the Thanksgiving platter, so it’s your name on the mouthwatering slice of perfectly roasted turkey. Oh, that’s right, this year’s crowd is smaller than usual and some of them are … vegetarians!

In a region famous for beef, with Fort Worth’s iconic stockyards and Dallas recognized as Bon Appétit’s 2019 Restaurant City of the World, the Big D also happens to be recognized as the nation’s most affordable place to buy plant-based groceries, VegNews.com reports.

So let’s talk turkey about alternative dishes for folks not all that fond of the bird. Texas is famous for pecans, grown on the official state tree; sweet potatoes (Texas is the fifth-largest producer in the U.S.); and, of course, chili.

Try Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Pecans or Thanksgiving Mixed Bean Chili with Corn and Pumpkin (pumpkins are easy to grow in the area’s climate and soil.)

Thanksgiving meals are easier to prepare in a gourmet kitchen, too. Lennar provides those in select new homes for sale across the Metroplex. At the same time, just as you eye that last chance to finish off the holiday feast, some Lennar communities are seeing final opportunities to gobble up one of those new homes.

Two of those communities showcase only a few remaining new homes for sale in Irving, TX. In  Estancia and Parkside, new Lennar homes boast deluxe kitchens with expansive islands, granite countertops and GE® stainless steel appliances, ideal for meal preparations. Just like those abundant dinners, Everything’s Included® in Lennar’s new homes.

Good news for fresh food lovers: more than a dozen farmers’ markets lie within 25 miles of  Irving.

Lennar takes pride in communities’ ideal settings. Take highly sought-after Lakewood Hills South, for instance, with final opportunities to purchase new homes for sale in Lewisville, TX. Those homes also offer kitchens with gourmet features, as do those in Lennar’s Westhaven community, with final opportunities for new homes for sale in Coppell, TX.

Westhaven lies within just 4 miles of the Coppell Farmers Market, a paradise for chefs, vegetarians, and health nuts looking to get their hands on an array of seasonal freshness. For desserts that even the heartiest carnivores around the table will enjoy, the market also offers sugar cookies, apple cake, pumpkin scones and pumpkin cheesecake.

Here’s a fun tidbit: Texas lays claim to the nation’s first Thanksgiving. In 1598, 23 years before the Pilgrims gave thanks for their new home, Spanish explorer Juan de Oñatefeasted in thanks after surviving a grueling 50-day journey, with dwindling supplies and five days without water. His crew, too, celebrated with indigenous welcomers.

For all the ingredients you need to celebrate Thanksgiving in a scrumptious new home, call Lennar’s Dallas-Fort Worth Internet New Home Sales Consultants at (866) 314-4477.

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