It is time to plan the Thanksgiving menu for this year's holiday feast and get that shopping done while you still can find what you need. Here are some of my best holiday recipe suggestions to get you in the mood.
While I love Thanksgiving, the amount of work can be overwhelming. So let's get our plan started.
The first part is easy. How much to make? Do you love or hate leftovers? How many people? Remember to obey your local health recommendations and stay safe out there.
In the second part, how much time do you have? Some super planners out there will pull everything off from scratch. I'm not there, and honestly, I don't want to be. I have X amount of time and energy and will put it where it does most good.
When I was still practicing medicine, I saw several kids with food poisoning—primarily minor after every major holiday. After only a few questions, the cause was almost always apparent and preventable with little care.
Let's protect the ones we love. Thanksgiving Food Safety and Food Help.
🦃Turkey and More
Since this is cooking for two, we usually start with a turkey breast, not the whole bird. And you can do two if you need more.
How To Roast a Turkey Breast the Easy Way was just rewritten. It is an almost 2000 word complete guide to cooking a previously frozen turkey breast with simple step-by-step photo instructions.
Other Meat Suggestions
Side dishes make the meal. Every family has its traditions, so here are ours.
I do love great bread. Here are some easy homemade choices—except the Julia Child's bread, but it is worth the work.
We must have something sweet to finish the feast. Here are some easy treats.
Time to get into the holiday spirit and give some love to those you care about.
🐶Dog Pictures and Final Notes
Feeling like a bit of holiday shopping early, check out the new Holiday Shopping section in THE SHOP.
Have a great Thanksgiving from
Wifo, Molly, Lilly, and DrDan
Editor's Note: Originally Published November 17, 2016. Updated yearly with current recommendations and discussion.