Thanksgiving is a week from now. If you’re like me, I’m thinking up a storm of what to make. Of course, social distancing is still a must, my little family unit of my husband and kids will be feasting on Thanksgiving Day. Which come to mind, I think this will be our first Thanksgiving Dinner together, like only us together. Like, no extended families or friends to go over or invite to celebrate this day. I’m just going to let this settle in, I can’t believe that this will be our first Thanksgiving to celebrate by ourselves.
To say that 2020 has been quite a year will be an understatement. Some of us have lost loved ones this year and holidays will be harder in general as we can’t celebrate life like we normally would. But we must make of what we have and what life has to offer at this point. So I look forward to feasting and I most look forward what you all will be cooking on that day, even if it’s just for yourself or in your household.
Since it’ll just be my little family unit of four. This is what I’m conjuring up at the moment. Let’s categorize them into four groups as 1) the classics, 2) the sidekicks, 3) the end game.
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Turkey – I’m debating if I should cook a Turkey since it’s just going to be the four of us. Personally, I have never attempted to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving before so I’m curious as to how I should go about doing it. I guess this would be the perfect Thanksgiving to try as… there’s no expectation.
Anyway, all jokes set aside, I looked at Pinterest and I’m think of making either one of the following Turkey recipes:
- Garlic Herb Butter Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe by Number 2 Pencil Blog
Chicken – Being that it’ll just be the four of us, maybe I’ll keep it small and cook my simple Quick and Easy Crockpot Chicken Recipe.
Mash potatoes – I can’t recall making my own mash potatoes, it’s more of me helping out in the kitchen either peeling them and mashing them. But I’m intrigued in trying this Herb and Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe. This recipe looks so good with all of its buttery-ness I can’t wait to try it out! Yum!
Stuffing – Let’s be honest here. Thanksgiving Day is literally slaving in the kitchen and sometimes there’s nothing wrong with the simple boxed Stove Top Stuffing Mix to bring everything together. But because this year’s Thanksgiving feast will happen literally when every dish is ready, I think I’ll attempt to make stuffing from scratch like this Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe.
Biscuits – Now these biscuits will probably be one of the few dishes that I’m not going to cook from scratch, but it’s a definite must for a Thanksgiving side dish. Last year’s Thanksgiving dinner I made Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix and wowed all of my guests with these biscuits. So much so that they also made these biscuits for their Thanksgiving dinner.
Mac & Cheese – My husband makes the best Mac & Cheese (and just because he’s from Wisconsin doesn’t mean that’s the reason why).
The first meal my husband ever made when we started starting was his Mac & Cheese and he still melts my heart with cheese to this day! He just seems to through whatever ingredients together and I have never really picked up on how he makes it. Maybe this Thanksgiving I’ll be able to draft a recipe and share with you all soon! In the meantime, here are some Mac and Cheese recipes that I was able to find that I found to look quite tasty. Who knows, I might just opt for one of these recipes because they just look so damn good. (Sigh) I’m salivating now.
- Ultimate Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese by Southern Discourse
- Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese by Dinner Then Dessert
- Ultimate Creamy Baked Mac And Cheese by Seasons and Suppers
The End Game
The last round of the feast must be the dessert – the ultimate end game!
Pumpkin Pie – My husband and I love a good pumpkin pie and probably going to try out one of these recipes found on Pinterest.
- Easy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake by the Novice Chef Blog
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle by Mom on Timeout
- Pumpkin Roll Recipe With Cream Cheese Filling by the Frugal Navy Wife