I love Thanksgiving. It is maybe my favorite holiday? Well, maybe Christmas too, or 4th of July? Ok, I like them all. But Thanksgiving is notorious for EATING so obviously I love it. I am going to try to reign it in a bit this year and hopefully still fit into my jeans the next day. Here is what I was thinking for the menu.
Meat/Cheese/Crackers platter with pickles (I love pickles) for appetizers
Grilled turkey (the man of the house will grill up the bird)
Old-fashioned bread stuffing, thinking this recipe from BHG (photo from BHG site) or an old Emeril Lagasse recipe I have used before
Buns from my Mom – she makes the best!
Potato casserole from Blog Chef, photo from his website
Better for you coleslaw from Foodie with Family (photo from her website)
Corn and bacon sauté from my website
Glazed carrots, something like this from Food Network’s Melissa d’Arabian, photo from Food Network
Roasted broccoli with garlic and soy sauce from Ina Garten on Food Network
Pumpkin pie dip from Skinny Taste, photo from her website, served with graham crackers and apple slices
As you can see, it isn’t exactly fat free or super restrictive, but a lot of vegetables and I will try to cut out a lot of the not necessary butter or fats. And instead of my usual super heavy desserts, I’ll try this lighter option out. Hopefully I will report back with some new recipes or to see if I followed this plan. I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving!