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It’s officially Thanksgiving week, and I’m practically busy starting to enjoy this very relaxing and wonderful holiday. I think I’ve talked at length about my newfound passion for cooking post-coronavirus, and there’s no time more evident than Thanksgiving. This holiday is a great excuse to try a wide variety of recipes since there are generally a lot of recipes on the T-giving table.
Last year, John and I relied heavily on some of our favorite Bon Appétit recipes from YouTube, and we decided to go the same route this year, with just a few small tweaks. We actually did a trial run of our Thanksgiving menu items last week, and we’re still learning a lot about these recipes, so I can’t wait to try the final dishes on Thursday. Our responsibilities are cabbage and mashed potatoes, and this year I’ll be ordering. Potato strainer To make sure those potatoes are additional creamy
Keep scrolling for a linked list of everything that’s on this year’s Thanksgiving menu, and don’t miss some of the recipes mentioned at the end of the post that I might be testing. the next year.
What’s on your 2023 Thanksgiving menu:
1. No Türkiye! We’re not big fans of turkey, and we always end up with a lot of leftovers. This year we decided to stick with chicken because we know we love it, it’s easy to find this time of year, and we know how to portion it so we’re not burdened with tons of leftovers. We are thinking about adapting This is a skillet roasted lemon chicken recipe to grill so we can free up the oven for other menu items.
2. Charred Brussels Sprouts with Warm Honey Glaze: John and I chose our side menu items based on that this Bon Appétit video series from three years ago. We appreciate how deeply the chefs researched into developing their recipes, and I’m pretty confident that these particular recipes couldn’t be much better. So he said, I maybe Combine the charred Brussels recipe I linked above with turmeric-ginger Brussels sprouts This is the latest bon appetite YouTube video. The spice blend sounds too good to try.
3. Mashed potatoes with crunchy crackers: Here’s another video from the BA video series from a few years ago! There’s nothing in the world that can beat those crunchy crackers, I’m telling you…I’m excited to try My new potato rice to this recipe to make it more authentic and true to the intentions of the original recipe.
4. Roasted butternut squash soup and curry spices: My sister is a vegetarian, so we always make sure there are plenty of menu items on the table that fit her limited diet. Butternut squash soup is her main course to replace turkey/chicken, but really, we everyone Love it by the way, we make it with vegetable broth.
5. Turkey broth with onions and sage: You can’t have Thanksgiving without gravy! Again, since my sister is vegetarian, we make it with vegetable broth and no turkey broth. We usually add more wine, though…
6. Cranberry Grand Marnier Sauce: I think my dad prefers cranberry sauce out of a can, but we’ve outdone him with this homemade recipe that my mom makes every year. Cranberry sauce is a big deal on the Thanksgiving table, am I right? You really need that cooling brightness to complement heavy dishes.
7. Pepperidge Farm Cornbread Stuffing: We quadrupled this recipe because it went so quickly last year, and it’s a family favorite. They’re as good as leftovers! I think I’d like to expand our cooking skills with this menu item, though…maybe try a more homemade version, like this one Alison Roman has created a 2023 Thanksgiving special.
8. Bread, of course: My dad will be making his famous homemade rolls this year, just like always. I don’t have a recipe, but I’m attaching a delicious option below.
As I’m sure you’ve caught on, I’ve been devouring Thanksgiving recipe videos on YouTube lately (pun intended), so I wanted to mention a bunch of menu ideas that caught my eye for possible inclusion on next year’s menu (or maybe Christmas this year!). I can’t wait to try 4-Ingredient Dinner Rolls, This is cheesy upside down cornbreadAnd also This pecan pie from “Claire Savitz’s Perfect Thanksgiving” video for NYT Cooking. Comment below with all the links to your favorite Thanksgiving recipes! I can’t wait to see what’s on your menu.
Note: If you’re inspired to enjoy a little extra Thanksgiving dinner around your coffee table, like what you see pictured in today’s post, check out My “Thanksgiving for Two” story on Camille Styles is over With photos by Mallores!
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