Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving for Two

I had a request from a lovely follower to make a post about Thanksgiving for Two (Thanks Emily!). What a great idea! I have never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner before, and on Thursday a group of guys from my husband's work are coming over for Thanksgiving dinner, so this was the perfect opportunity try some recipes and also make a blog post!

This would have been posted yesterday, but unfortunately we had some technical difficulties and I was without internet all day! That was frustrating by itself, but even more frustrating not to have time to post everything!

In this post I'll show you everything I made and then post the links for the recipes, I didn't want to give everyone a super long, exhausting post of recipes.

Here was our spread! Of course Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce and Gravy. Okay yes I admit it, I forgot the rolls..... So for my followers go out and buy some yummy crescent rolls!

The Turkey:
This turned out amazing if I do say so myself! I completely surprised myself! For the Turkey Recipe Cick HERE!

Mashed Potatoes:
Loaded mashed red potatoes! For this Recipe Click HERE!

Green Beans:
I have shared this recipe before, and it's one of my "go-to" recipes for dinner anytime! For this Recipe Click HERE!

Cranberry Sauce:
Even if you don't like it, it's tradition! Click HERE for the Recipe!!

Now, for the stuffing and the gravy I cheated. I mean let's be realistic, I'm one person with a small oven and 4 burners on my stove. Homemade gravy and stuffing was not happening. But, you can always "spice things up"! I suggest Pepperidge Farms stuffing, cook in some celery, onion, maybe a little garlic, and Ta-Da! Easy stuffing that didn't take ten years to make. For the gravy, I used the packet that came with the turkey. You can make your own from the drippings, which I have done, but I didn't have time. So make it your own by adding in some of the dripping to the gravy packet. Season it your way. I am all about making things from scratch, but when you are trying to pull off a huge meal like Thanksgiving, sometimes making everything from scratch all by yourself is a bit unrealistic.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!! I can't wait to post about when I cook the giant turkey on Thursday, I'm a little nervous!

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! This year we also cooked Thanksgiving for Two! It's always nice to keep things simple sometimes :)