The big feast is next week! I can hardly wait to spend the day with family and share a delicious home cooked meal. If you haven't made your menu yet - we have you covered from Appetizers to Dessert. Below find some of our very favorite recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner. We hope you'll try some and leave us a comment telling us what you made and how you liked it! Find all the links you need below: Appetizers Spinach Balls Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon . . .
A few years ago I was assigned to bring the "yams" to Thanksgiving. I started asking around how others prepared them. There is always the typical chop them up with butter over and marshmallows.. which is good. I thought I would go with tradition until my girlfriend introduced me to this recipe and I just love love love it. It has a nice crunchy sweet crust and creamy base. So sweet, I've considered having it as a dessert! First of all, when we make this, we use sweet potatoes. Not yams. . . .
Are you hosting the big feast this year? Curious about how much food you should serve to your guests? Well we have you covered. Below find a handy chart of how much per person you should serve at Thanksgiving Dinner. So just count your guests and get our your calculator and multiply the quantities below by the number of guests. This will ensure that no one will go hungry and you also won't have a fridge full of leftovers. If you're hosting this year - leave us a comment and let us . . .
Now that you've made that delicious turkey - how to you carve the darn thing? I've man handled a few baked turkeys and chickens in my life that I'm not proud of. They turned out to be a mess and I was left with lots of meat on the bones and turkey hands. Fortunately - I learned how to carve a bird, and it's much easier than you would think. Let's start with the tools. First and foremost you need a good carving knife. Zwilling Henckels and Oh So are pretty much BFFs because you can't . . .
I think we are all thinking about that big meal we are going to eat at the end of the month. And the turkey is the guy in the spotlight. So ditch that dry bird and trade it in for a tender moist highlight of the meal like it should be. How do you get your turkey tender and moist? Brining of course! Brining is marinating and adding moisture to you bird before it is cooked. So you can go from the photo above - to the finished product below. A brine is simply a salt water soak. But . . .
Thanksgiving is just around the bend! I love Thanksgiving, I always have since a tiny child...probably because my birthday is one that always falls just beside Thanksgiving Day. So Thanksgiving means my birthday and my birthday means Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving means family, and no school, and my birthday means presents and cake. Which means the most wonderful time of the year- family, parties, no school and presents all for me! I am now seeing my birthday as expiration day on . . .
This post concludes our Thanksgiving Series! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! The recipes are just a few of our favorites for Thanksgiving, you can always find more options under our Recipe Index. From Des~ I'm going to get all personal on you here. It has been a tough year! Emotionally, financially, new move lots of adjustments lots of craziness in my life. Nothing that many of you have not gone through. Loss of job, moving- loss of friends . . .
Cranberry sauce.. does anyone really like it? Or do we just put it on the table because of tradition? Maybe it is tradition, maybe there are a few cranberry die-hards out there still spreading it on turkey and rolls. I am half and half. Don't love it but like it. I prefer it on my roll. But I prefer and buttery roll over that. Either way. Cranberry Sauce is ridiculously easy so we might as well put it out there for those cran-lovers. Not to mention it is a tradition. So you can do it 2 . . .