I am very excited.
I love to cook. I haven't seen my fam in like forever. And 4 whole days off.
I have MUCH to be thankful for. Thank you Lord for all that you have blessed me with.
One of my favorite parts of T-Day is the meal planning. I know, I'm weird. But really, I peruse recipes for a good week or two before. Keeping some favorites from the year before but also trying some new stuff.
This year, here are some of the gems that we plan to make.
First, we've never brined a turkey. I really REALLY want to try it this year. I was looking at this brine recipe here...
TURKEY BRINE via allrecipes.com
Oh stuffing! I love stuffing. Seriously, give me a plate of mashed potatoes and stuffing and I'm a happy duck. This year I am torn between these two different stuffings. I've made them both and they are delish but I'm a little partial to the Ina Garten one.
Ina Garten SAUSAGE AND HERB STUFFING
Martha Stewart MUSHROOM AND WALNUT STUFFING
This year we will conquer FRESH cranberry sauce. Part of my family loves cranberry sauce but we've always used the can. Not a fan. I want to try it fresh and see if I like it that way. This recipe is looking good and easy. CRANBERRY SAUCE
It must be the southern in me but I feel like a Thanksgiving meal isn't Thanksgiving without some sweet potatoes. This SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE is looking delish.
I'm also thinking some roasted brussel sprouts, and a fresh cherry pie for my pa! He loves him some cherry pie but being he's the main fan of said pie he always ends up with a frozen one...while all the rest are fresh and homemade (and he never complains). The man deserves a REAL cherry pie this year! Give him his pie.
So yeah...here is a sampling of what should be on our Thanksgiving table.
What about ya'll?
Any recipes worth sharing? Something you just can't go with out for Thanksgiving? I would especially love any good tried and true brine recipes!
Yay for Thanksgiving!!!