In our house we like to eat!
Since March we have been cooking our way through an Alex Guarnaschelli cookbook. We have learned that she likes to cook with spice and lots of salt! And everyone in our house loves to cook.
During the year our dinners revolve around the main course but on Thanksgiving the turkey takes a back seat to all the sides. We talked about not making a turkey this year, but then remembered that we will need the turkey fat in order to make gravy (an absolute must have). This year we will not be celebrating with our extended family, but instead just making dinner for the 4 of us. This has not changed our plan on what we will be making and eating. Leftovers are always welcome.
Things we MUST have at Thanksgiving dinner:
Warm Butternut Squash & Cheddar Dip: CLICK FOR RECIPE
This dip is great all winter long!
Artichoke, Sausage, & Parmesan cheese stuffing: CLICK FOR RECIPE
My kids love to take the leftover stuffing and press it in the waffle maker. Making a delicious stuffing waffle, with a perfect fired egg on top.
Turkey Gravy: CLICK FOR RECIPE
This is really the only reason to roast a turkey.
This recipe came from a friend of mine and we have been making it for 20 years. It is so simple yet so delicious.
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 can creamed corn
- 1 can whole corn kernels (drained)
- 1 box jiffy corn muffin mix
- Heat oven to 350
- Cut butter into small pieces
- Beat egg
- Combine and mix all ingredients and pour into a greased baking dish
- Bake for 1 hour (until golden brown on top)
Please let us know if you have any must haves at your Thanksgiving table and if you try any of these recipes. We wish you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!