November 22, 2016
Thanksgiving Food Round-Up.
This year, it's yet to be determined if we're eating at home or going somewhere. I kind of like to use Thanksgiving as an excuse to experiment and create a menu. So I'll make all of this whether we eat it the day of or the day after. Military life is weird when it comes to holidays. You do what you can with what you have.
Scott is making a turkey, and I'm going to make macaroni and cheese, homemade rolls, and a grown-up green bean casserole. I'm also planning to do something with pecans and cheesecake. Fingers crossed.
If I were looking to concoct a real feast though...I would try beer bread with spinach and artichoke dip or regular spinach dip. Or maybe baked crab dip.
As for side dishes, Brussels sprouts with cranberry and feta would be good (if you like that kind of thing...I don't :).
I would prefer oven-roasted sweet potatoes, but I think I'm going to try a new macaroni and cheese recipe this year. Sweet potato casserole is also a family favorite.
And then this is our turkey recipe that Scott makes every year.
Desserts? I'd go with pecan pie or lemon chess pie or pumpkin cookies.
Also, here's last year's Thanksgiving post. It's mostly desserts.
Are you trying any new recipes this year?