One of the perks of having families on separate sides of the state is that we don’t have to try to cram two dinners into one day on Thanksgiving. Last year, we hosted Tony’s family for a meal the week before Thanksgiving, and we celebrated with my family on Thanksgiving day. This year, it’s reversed. Either way, we’re having Thanksgiving two weeks in a row! It works out, because Thanksgiving is pretty much my favorite holiday.
Tony makes a pretty incredible Thanksgiving dinner, and we’ve gathered these recipes from various sources since we met and started celebrating Thanksgiving together. We’ve always cooked our own meal on another day, even on the days when we celebrated Thanksgiving day with our families. The turkey, gravy, and pie are new recipes that we’ve never tried. I’ll let you know how they turn out, but I’m sure it will be marvelous.
- Roasted turkey with cider glaze
- Bourbon gravy
- Herb and apple stuffing (cooked outside of the bird)
- Green bean casserole (from scratch, no cans. You MUST try this.)
- Garlic mashed potatoes
- Fresh cranberry compote
- Pumpkin cream cheese pie
What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?