I've made exactly one Thanksgiving dinner in my life. My parents are long gone and my siblings all have Thanksgiving with their children and grandchildren. My kids are away from home and usually are working on Thanksgiving Day. DH and I make our annual
trip about 1 hour away to his uncle and aunt's house to share their dinner. Although I try to make something to share with them, I'm not having to make the massive feast that most people are today.
So I was thinking about what my fantasy Thanksgiving meal would be. If I had creative license to make whatever I wanted and would get no complaints from the peanut gallery! Here's what I've come up with:
Cajun Deep Fried Turkey: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cajun-deep-fried-turkey/Detail.aspx?prop31=1 I've never even tasted deep fried turkey but it sounds wonderful. I'd be scared to death of the threat of burning down the
Cornbread Dressing: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cornbread-and-sausage-stuffing/detail.aspx When we have had Thanksgiving away from home (which is most years) and I have no leftovers I've been known just to throw this together
to get the taste and memory.
Turkey Gravy: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/make-ahead-turkey-gravy/Detail.aspx?prop31=1 Gotta have gravy with the cornbread dressing!
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/double-cheesy-au-gratin-potatoes/Detail.aspx?prop31=1 Nothing better than double cheesy potatoes. I've never been a mashed
Glazed Carrots: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-glazed-carrots/Detail.aspx?prop31=1 This recipe with just a little heat, sounds delish!
Salad: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mandarin-orange-gorgonzola-and-almond-delight/Detail.aspx?prop31=1 I know most people don't feel salad belongs on a Thanksgiving table but I want one on my fantasy table.
Rolls: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/potato-rosemary-rolls/detail.aspx I love bread in most forms!
Blackberry/Raspberry Cobbler: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/blackberry-cobbler-ii/Detail.aspx?prop31=1 My version of this recipe is to die for!
I don't know that I could pull this menu off but it sure sounds good! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!