Thanksgiving Dinner

November 28, 2020

I’ve made several Thanksgiving meals, and I have to say, this one might have been my best! There really wasn’t a bad dish in the bunch! I made a couple of old faithfuls, but since I love to try new things, I experimented with a ton of new recipes! Since there were a lot of different recipes, I’m formatting this a little differently. All of the recipes are listed below, and while I’m giving the whole feast an A+, I’ve listed a few tips next to individual recipes. Hope you all had a happy holiday!

Gooey Gouda Puff-Pastry Bites by Martha Stewart Living-I would use a little less mustard. I couldn’t find Lingonberry jam (I’m not in the U.K. anymore!) so used some cranberry sauce on top. They were simple and beautiful, though!

Easy Roasted Turkey by Real Simple-I’m not sure why this turkey doesn’t get better reviews. It was so simple, moist and flavorful! I had a slightly larger bird so had a longer cook time. I just went by the pop up timer!

Golden Gravy by Real Simple-Such a perfect taste. Here’s a little secret, I didn’t separate the fat. To save time, I skimmed what I could and got on with it!

Sage and Apple Stuffing by Real Simple-Perhaps the best I have EVER had!

Creamy Mascarpone-Mashed Potatoes by Real Simple-So flavorful! Another A+!

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes by Ina Garten-To save time I just boiled the potatoes until tender and skipped the baking. I’ve made them both ways and both are delicious!

Coconut-Creamed Greens by Real Simple-Delicious, vegan option!

Fig & Rosemary Cranberry Sauce by Good Housekeeping-A+ for flavor and was a crowd-please, but I am not personally a huge fan of figs. Personal preference.

Cherry-Berry Jumble Fruit Pie by Good Housekeeping (though I found their online recipe version via Country Living)-Perfection, and I’m not always the biggest GH fan! Country Living is probably the reason this one stands out to me!

Vanilla Sweet Potato Cheesecake by Real Simple-A simple, Cheesecake-Pie hybrid!

(Pictured but not listed: A family recipe for Curried Cauliflower, rolls from Simple Mills, and canned cranberry sauce. )

There you have it! Our Thanksgiving feast! If I had to pick a winner, I would choose the stuffing! What about you? Did you have a favorite at your Thanksgiving dinner? Leave in the comments below!

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