I sat down today and went through my recipes and made
the big old To Do List for the week.
The Thanksgiving meal takes days to prepare and
only 15 minutes to eat. haha. But then the leftovers
treat the cook to a few days of well deserved rest and yumminess. :)
I changed some things on our menu this year.
I'm excited to see how it all comes together.
A tray of cheese, crackers, sweet pickles
and THESE spicy pecans.
Pear and Pomegranate Spinach Salad
Something cold and fresh with all that heaviness. See HERE.
Bone-in fresh, free range turkey breast
This works best for our small, white meat loving group.
Trying The Pioneer Woman's make ahead recipe.
Ree, don't let me down! Have you made these? See HERE.
No recipe here...just pan drippings, turkey broth, and
corn starch to thicken it up.
Roasted Whole Carrots
I thought these looked lovely and autumnal. See HERE.
Green Bean Casserole
A fresh twist on the old classic.
No canned soup or beans. Everything is fresh. See HERE.
Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing.
My own concoction. I'll share sometime.
Susan Branch's Cranberry Sauce
The best and so easy. See HERE.
Light and Fluffy Dinner Rolls.
I've posted these before. Super fast and easy. See HERE.
Deep Dish Pecan Pie
my recipe which I'll share at some point
Assorted Shortbread Cookies
Assorted Wines, Punch, Coffee
Hot Mulled Cider
The lovely Lauren is bringing the apple dumplings and
pumpkin bread. She has a year of marriage and cooking
under her belt and I'm so happy she's bringing a few things!
Not only does it help me out (I got to scratch apple and
pumpkin pies off my to do list!) but I just love to taste other
people's cooking. Always fun!
Tomorrow I make the annual drive to the turkey farm!
You can feel the festivity in the air when you get there!
And if the weather is nice, you can hear turkeys gobbling!
Are you doing anything different this year?