Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! An entire holiday with the focus on wonderful food and getting together with friends and family. Good times.
I am cooking, are you? There are many things to think about like how am I going to cook all that food and serve it hot with only one oven! Check out my tips for a stress free Thanksgiving holiday. http://www.angiespantry.com/stress-free-thanksgiving-day/
Here’s what I’ll be making:
TURKEY-I am a purist when it comes to a Thanksgiving bird. I don’t want my turkey to have an Asian or Southwestern twist. I want good old fastioned turkey, very close to how it was originally served on this momentous holiday. The meat is so mild that I don’t want to cover up that lovely gentle taste. I do not want it to taste like chicken….ok, you get my drift. Don’t mess with the turkey.
STUFFING-I love sage stuffing. I also happen to be a big fan of sausage, so I’ll be making sage and sausage stuffing. I will stuff the bird as I think that makes for the most delicious stuffing. I will make it in advance so I’ll be stuffing my cold turkey with cold stuffing. Will post recipe tomorrow.
PAN ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH BACON- I bought them on a stalk. Made me feel like a pilgrim. Don’t have much else to say about these but YUM!
FRESH CRANBERRY SAUCE-so simple. Just follow the directions on the back of the package of fresh cranberries. I do not add lemon or orange zest, I just like the cranberries. I grew up on the jellied canned stuff….can’t stand it!
SWEET POTATOES-I’m going to first roast them in the oven. Toss in lemon juice, honey, olive oil and salt and pepper. I will them mash them. Simple and delish!
My peeps will be making the salad, mashed potatoes, and rolls. I think we’re good!
Have a great week!