Thursday, November 22, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Menu

D and I often travel for the holidays whether it be visiting my family in Ohio or vacationing in Las Vegas. This year, D and I decided to stay home and have a quiet Thanksgiving and I am so glad that we did.

Despite the many invitations that we had to go to friends and family members houses for Thanksgiving, we both decided that we just wanted to stay in our pj's, relax with our boys, and lounge around all day.

That is exactly what we did. With football on in the background, I cooked up quite a feast for the two of us. Thanks to Pinterest, I made some bangin' food y'all! :)D and I went back and forth between having our meal catered by a local restaurant or cook. I am happy that I cooked and am proud of myself that it turned out well.

Because we did not know if we were going to have our meal catered or not, I did not go shopping until Wednesday night. Of course the store was sold out of fresh turkey and even frozen turkey. I was lucky enough to find one last boneless skinless turkey breast roast which is what D wanted from the local restaurant. This is the way to go. I will get the Butterball boneless, skinless, turkey breast again the future. It was easy and delicious. No brining. No feeling bad (is it just me?) about throwing away an entire bird carcass, no messy clean up. I thawed the breast and cooked for 2.5 hours after giving it light seasoning.

I successfully made mashed potatoes thanks to this recipe.

CrockPot Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

D is finicky with his veggies so I thought I would try a casserole instead of plain corn, peas, carrots, green beans, or succotash. I found a delicious blue cheese broccoli casserole on Pinterest and it was a big hit. NOTE: Instead of ritz crackers, I used bread crumbs.
Blue Cheese Broccoli Casserole 
Source: via Gina on Pinterest

In the past I have failed miserably at making stuffing. The Stove Top stuffing mix either comes out super dry or extremely pasty when I make it. Again, I found an amazing recipe on Pinterest and it too was a hit. NOTE: Instead of using a pear, I used an apple. It was yummy.*

Kalyn's Kitchen South Beach Diet Friendly Whole Wheat Turkey Sausage and Pear* Stuffing

Thanks for stopping by! I am thankful for you!

2 thoughts:

Lena Leson said...

Sounds like a heavenly Thanksgiving–intimate really is the way to go!

Gina Phillips {Hiya Luv} said...

Yes! It was divine:) Hope you had a great holiday friend!

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