It’s strange, now that sister lives in Alberta (while the rest of us are in Ontario) and Mom and Dad have moved to the lake, big holiday meals aren’t really a thing anymore. I don’t miss mashing 10lbs of potatoes or somehow cooking for 10 hours and eating for 15 minutes. I don’t miss everyone reminding me I’m difficult because I don’t like peas.
I remember the fun trip to Costco with Dad and sis (and no, I can’t even tell you about it, cause we’re all going to hell for what we did). And the 3 of us making T’giving dinner in the midst of a heatwave while Mom was in Italy.
None of us in Ontario are cooking this year; we found that the golf club has a holiday brunch (including 14 kinds of dessert), so, that’s where we’ll be on Sunday.
Still looking for something to go alongside the turkey? Here are some great, unique, sure-to-make-you-the-star-of-the-show recipes I’ve found (most of which I wouldn’t eat cause along with my hate for peas is a hate for pumpkin (I will eat 1 spoonful of pumpkin pie with A LOT of whipped cream) and squashes and sweet potatoes).
For the big day:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and Cranberries (or you know, omit the squash and add bacon….um, yes!)
Orange-Cranberry Sauce (made this last year and ate it with everything! delish on ice cream and toast)
Lots and lots (aka: 101) more recipes here; including a lot of dessert options.
Indulge me and someone make some steamed green beans with toasted, slivered almonds and some roasted parsnips, please?
For the day(s) after:
Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Quesadillas (made these this week but with leftover chicken, YUM!)
Personal favourite is mashed potato pancakes (form cold mashed potatoes into burger-like rounds, pan fry in non-stick spray/oil till crispy on the outside), top with sour cream and cranberry sauce.
ps: YES, Jessica from How Sweet Eats is my go-to girl when I’m looking for a new recipe