Enjoy Feasting on Thanksgiving Day
I get to celebrate Thanksgiving two times this year. My children are 17 and 21, I recently got divorced, and this is my first year celebrating the holidays since being single. My son and daughter all already booked up on Thanksgiving Day, so they are coming over to my boyfriends house on Wednesday late afternoon.
I've never had a fried turkey before, so my boyfriend is going to make one for us. He, and everyone else I've talked to, say deep friend turkeys are DELICIOUS so I hope it turns out okay. I'm making a bunch of side dishes today, Tuesday, that will be enough food to last through both T-Day celebrations. On Thursday it will probably just be me and my boyfriend, although his 22 year old son might be joining us.
The side dishes I'm making include pecan pie, sausage stuffing, cranberry pear salad and Brussels sprouts casserole. My boyfriend hates green beans so I'm substituting Brussels sprouts for green beans and hope everyone likes it. Brussels sprouts are yummy, so I think we'll survive!
1. The real reason everybody loves Green Bean Casserole. Who doesn't like a little bit of vegetable with their fried onions?
2. Everybody loves sugar. Pecan pies contain a ton of sugar. Two pecan pies have an entire 16 ounce bottle of Karo corn syrup, 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup brown sugar. Can you say SUGAR SHOCKER!?!
3. Cranberry sauce that comes in a can should be outlawed. Making homemade cranberry sauce is quick and easy if you own a slow cooker. This is what Cranberry Pear Sauce looks like before cooking down in the crock pot.
Last year, I posted up an article on a Thanksgiving Menu Plan that included links to other delicious holiday recipes such as roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry pear sauce, pecan pie and sauteed mushrooms.
Take care and have a great Thanksgiving Day!
Lynn Smythe, AKA the Cuisine Diva