Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK! Can you believe it?
Instead of bringing you the normal Meal Plan Monday this week, I thought I would mix things up a bit and share our Thanksgiving Menu.
I do get a little sad around the holidays, because we are so far away from our families. Unfortunately, taking time off work around Thanksgiving to spend it with our families, just isn’t feasible with our jobs.
I still always cook an entire meal for us, and we reminisce about holidays past. Even if we can’t be with our families, we can continue to create new memories just the two of us.
And Delilah loves that there are always plenty of leftovers for her to sample. Her favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the raw turkey neck (packed full of good stuff for her joints)!
- Traditional Roasted Turkey–This is the same turkey I make each year. It’s just a basic recipe that my mom and grandma always made. I start by basting my turkey in butter, seasoning it all over with salt, pepper, and parsley. I also stuff the cavity with some garlic cloves, fresh sage, rosemary and thyme, and a quartered onion.
- Potato Bread Stuffing (the recipe I use is slightly different)–I was first introduced to this recipe by my friend Veronica, when her and her hubby spent our first Thanksgiving as home owners with us. I have never been a huge stuffing fan, but there is just something about this recipe. I’m going to switch it up a little bit this year by using a sourdough bread instead of potato bread (I can’t find potato bread ANYWHERE here)
- Green Bean Casserole–I admit it, I only use the french’s green bean casserole recipe. Yes, yes I know–the sodium and preservatives! But you know, it’s Thanksgiving. I’m going to eat my french fried onions, slathered in milk and cream of mushroom soup, with a little bit of green beans mixed in. So there.
- Mashed Potatoes and Gravy–Because no Thanksgiving menu is complete without the mashed ‘taters’ and gravy.
- Homemade Crescent Rolls— I have a “top secret” recipe from my aunt that I want to try this year. Hopefully they turn out just as fluffy and buttery as they do when she makes them.
- Dutch Apple Pie–– My hubby’s favorite!
Yea, I know that is a TON of food for just two people. I usually buy the smallest turkey I can find, and we eat leftovers for about a week.
I’ll take the leftovers though, because that gives me more free time for the “Thanksgiving is over so now I can decorate for Christmas without feeling guilty” Christmas decorating marathon that follows.
What is on your Thanksgiving Menu? I’d love to hear about your family food traditions in the comments!