This one is a very simple for me, I let someone else cook it. Can’t get any simpler than that. So I won’t be sharing my recipes in this post but am sharing turkey carving tips and directing you to some really simple recipes I have discovered from fellow bloggers.
Actually, I have lived away from my family for the last 20 years, so we always travel on the holidays. It’s very nice to go and visit and let someone else do the meal. I’m not totally worthless though, I do help with the preparation and getting it ready for the table. One of my primary duties for the last few years is carving the turkey. If you have always been intimidated by this task don’t be. It’s really not that hard. Here is a video to help you out. And to see the carving products that are used, well, they are all Pampered Chef knives that I love using.
Now for Thanksgiving 2009. We decided to stay home this year so I was having a bit of anxiety about actually cooking this meal. That lasted about a week or so when some great friends invited us to their house for the day. I breathed a sigh of relief. And I am VERY THANKFUL! And all I have to do is bring beverages and help cleanup. I can handle that!
I have been cruising the web in search of simple recipes for all of you though and you might find these helpful for your Simple Thanksgiving Dinner.
Praying all of you have a blessed Thanksgiving. I am so thankful to all of you, my readers.
- Lazy-ish Apple Pie – Sometimes it’s nice to start with dessert and I don’t do pumpkin pie.
- Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest – The jelled stuff in the can may be easier but if you want good go for the real thing.
- Gratitude Rolls – Start a new tradition of thankfulness.
- Broccoli and Cheese Casserole – one of my favorite sides. I’ll miss this at my MIL’s house this year.
- The Foodie’s Green Bean Casserole- an improvement on the original.
- Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin & Red Peppers
- Stuffing (Dressing)- This one sounds like my mom’s recipe only more chunky.
- Traditional Roast Turkey with Gravy- Since I’ve never actually prepared the Thanksgiving turkey I’m not sure of the best method. This one sound delicious though and I have been told that brining will make the juciest turkey. Your thoughts?