We had a really nice low-key Thanksgiving this year. It was just the two of us and I have to say, we rocked it!
I tried to get as much done on Wednesday as possible. I made cornbread for dressing the next day. Jason was having a rough day at work, so I put up the tree as a surprise for him. His face lit up like a little kid’s, which was just the reaction I was hoping for 🙂
I made our traditional Thanksgiving Eve dinner of panzanella and sausage balls. I don’t know how this tradition started, but we’ve been doing it for three or for years now. It’s nice because we have leftovers that we can munch on while we make Thanksgiving dinner.
We brined a turkey for the first time ever and it was So Good! We will be doing that again for sure.It was a bit cumbersome wrestling with our 18 pound turkey, but it was so worth it for the juicy deliciousness.
Here’s our Thanksgiving menu with links to recipes-
mashed potatoes in the slow cooker (I subbed cream cheese for the sour cream)
steamed broccoli and cauliflower with parm
apple pie and ice cream
We pared the menu down a bit from our usual because I’ve been battling a cold since we got back from West Virginia. But we pulled it together and it turned out great.
Here’s what we did last year.