It is time to plan the Thanksgiving menu for this year’s feast with our top recommended recipes. Whether you are doing big or small, the menu needs to be set and a plan in place soon.
Editor’s Note: Originally Published November 17, 2016. Updated yearly with current recommendations and discussion.
Like all good food bloggers, I will make everything from scratch; I will plant the seeds, harvest the wheat and mill the flour. Well maybe not.
While I love Thanksgiving, the amount of work can be overwhelming. So let’s get our plan started.
The first part is easy. How big do you need to go? How many people? Do you love or hate leftovers?
Second, 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. We want time with the family. I have X amount of time and energy and will put it where it does most good.
Since this is cooking for two, we are going for a turkey breast not the whole bird. But you can do two if you need more.
How To Roast a Turkey Breast with Gravy is a full guide to cooking a previously frozen turkey breast. Written earlier this year, it is a complete guide to easily roast a turkey breast with simple to follow step by step photo instructions.
Other Meat Suggestions
The updated food safety post (Thanksgivings edition) coming next week.
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