Anyone out there taking on the monumental task of preparing Thanksgiving dinner all by yourself? (God bless anyone who tackles that meal alone.) Anyone contributing a side dish or a dessert to a Thanksgiving meal prepared by someone else? My family usually opts for a potluck style Thanksgiving. Everyone has the dishes that they are good at and we've found that if we all combine our efforts, it diversifies the work load on Thanksgiving Day.
My family prefers a very traditional Thanksgiving meal. They don't like to stray too much from the traditional roast turkey and classic sides like traditional stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, jellied cranberry sauce and yeast rolls. I once tried swapping traditional mashed potatoes for a more elegant twice baked potato dish. (Let's just say, that idea went over like a lead balloon. I have yet to get over the scorn from my family after they had been deprived of mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving Day circa 1995.) I wont even mention the year that I went rogue on my green bean casserole.
I'll be trying out some of my Thanksgiving recipes this week on my family. Just my way of working out the kinks before the big day. I'll be roasting a turkey this week, experimenting with some roasted vegetables and a skillet green bean casserole. I'm anxious to see what kind of reactions I get from my family to my non-traditional Thanksgiving dishes. (I'll let you know.)
Tuesday - Tuscan Turkey and Roasted Sheet Pan Vegetables
Wednesday - Black Bean Burgers
Thursday - Ribs and Skillet Green Bean Casserole
Friday - Sheet Pan Beef and Black Bean Nachos
I'm kind of excited about having some extra turkey in the house this week. My family might be tired of turkey before we even get to Thanksgiving but as far as I'm concerned, we can never have too much turkey.
I hope that you have a great week.
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