Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Are you excited for the holiday? Thanksgiving is one of my FAVORITE holidays of the year. It may or may not have something to do with a four-day weekend!
I have purposely been avoiding Pinterest and most of my favorite recipe sites because my brain is on recipe idea overload! Does this happen to you? I already spend plenty of my time looking at recipes the rest of the year anyway for my job – so I had to turn off my eyeballs or I’d be making yet another trip to the store! (Plus, if I see one…more…recipe with the word PUMPKIN in it…. yikes.)
In most years past we have done fairly healthful or light meals for our Thanksgiving dinner. This year will be a little heavier. Cory was surprised that I wanted to cook because I’ve been in a bit of ‘cooking burn-out mode’ lately but I really wanted him to have a holiday dinner that is a little more traditional and a little less “alternative”. Since he always tries the plant-based recipes when I am test cooking for client dishes, I felt it was the least I could do to give him a meal that was rich and hearty (not to say that plant-based meals can’t also be those things, but you know what I mean). I’ll be cooking from the heart and I am excited to get started tomorrow!
On the menu at our house:
Cranberry Orange Goat Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls
Turkey Breast Stuffed with Chicken Andouille Sausage (for my meat loving hubby!)
Orange Roasted Wild Sockeye with 5-Spiced Cranberry Sauce (for me – yep, fish on my plate. Long story….)
Sprouted Sourdough Stuffing with Chestnuts and Green Apples
Steamed Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes (plenty o’ butter!) with Wild Mushroom Gravy
Herbed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts
Chocolate Cream Pie
(this one comes courtesy of Whole Foods – in half size because we’ll be stuffed for sure)
I’ll be sure to take plenty of food pics to share in the annual recap. It’s been fun to go back and look at how our Thanksgiving meals have changed from one year to the next since I started the blog in ’09.
What’s on the menu at YOUR table? I would love to hear what you’re having! Are you cooking or going elsewhere for your meal? Bringing anything to share? Let’s hear it!
I wish you all a very HAPPY, HEALTHY Thanksgiving!
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”