Here's my full play-by-play for the big Thanksgiving Meal:
Egg casserole - This I'm going to make the night before. John and I are heading down as soon as I get off work to start prepping everything! :)
Scones! (sticky fingers mix) - I'm trying to keep things simple this year, so breakfast will be fast & easy!
Homemade Pimento cheese dip (with rice crackers) - I'm going to make this the night before too. It has been hard planning for my little sister (who is gluten AND lactose intolerant), but I'm doing the best I can so that she can enjoy as much as possible!
Roasted nuts - A family favorite! It makes the house smell SO GOOD.
Roasted Beet Salad with pears & almonds - I'm hoping our lovely family friend Deb will be able to make this to bring - she always does such an amazing job with the salad!
Carrot Casserole - I haven't done a carrot dish in a while, and I think this one will be a nice change!
Mushroom Wellington cups - This is a new one for me, and may be a bit of a challenge. I'm hoping it will be a fun one though (and hopefully a hit!)
Mashed potatoes (vegan) - Another one I'm hoping to get completed the night before. The potatoes are always the easiest ones to make milk-free for Taryn!
Brussels sprouts with white beans & pecorino (on the side) - I'm kinda lovin' on Brussels sprouts right now. I think this will be a fun veggie instead of green beans!
Gravy (vegan) - hoping to get this one done the night before too - it's always a huge hit at Thanksgiving.
“Sausage” stuffed red onions - Another new recipe! I hope it's not too complicated...
Turkey (Dad / John) - I never do the Turkey - I don't even think I would know how to cook meat anymore! ha!
Maple Glazed Tofurkey - A new recipe, but it looks pretty easy!
AND Currant Maple Citrus Loaf - Ditto on this one, but it sounds delish. Tofurkey's are pretty small, so we usually do two meatless-loafs instead of just 1 (so that we have plenty of leftovers!)
Apple “Cream” Pie – This will be from my Southern Pies cookbook - another first for me! I can't wait to give it a try though. I'm making a small gluten-free apple crumble for the little sis.
Toasted Coconut pie (from work!!) - Yep, I recently found out that the bakery is going to give each employee a free pie for Thanksgiving!! How totally rad is that?? I am so excited.
And there you have it! I'm so excited to have a couple of days off to spend with the fam. I just love this time of year! Man, if Thanksgiving snuck up on me this quickly, Christmas is going to be here even quicker! Holy moly!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!! :D
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