“There is always something to be thankful for”
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays mainly because of the food. Anyone who knows me knows I am the biggest foodie despite my food allergies! On Thanksgiving I give myself a complete pass and eat WHATEVER I want and as much I want. I read a quote from a trainer that said, “Remember you don’t need to eat everything there will still be food tomorrow.” – NOPE. That’s not me. Its Thanksgiving, if I want to eat i’m going to eat.
Now granted I usually do a lot of the cooking which means I have to test everything so I end up snacking all day… and then when it comes time for dinner I usually eat a smaller plate. But still Thanksgiving food, there is nothing better.
We have recipes that are just tradition and there is no messing with tradition! Some key staples that are ALWAYS on the menu are…
Stuffing – MUST BE STOVE TOP. All you fancy snobs that make your own… kudos but I like my stove top!
Corn – From the can. Yes Green Giant. Key is to strain the corn and then warm it up with a little butter and salt.
Mashed Potatoes – I usually coat garlic in olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil, and roast. Then add the garlic to the mashed potatoes with some heavy cream and some butter. A little salt, a little pepper YUM!
Sweet Potatoes – Because you definitely need all the potatoes! These I chop and sprinkle with olive oil and cinnamon. I’m not into the crazy sugar and marshmallow although I hear its delicious!
Rolls – Again I don’t care what you say lol Hands down the best rolls are the ones you buy in like 12pk that you just toast. Usually a store brand and probably the worst things for you but they are soooo yummy!
Green Bean Casserole – Im not a major fan… but this is tradition from my Grandmother. You take frozen green beans in a casserole dish, add in (1-2) cups of Campbells Mushroom Soup, about a cup of milk and top with French’s Crispy Onions.
Coconut Cream Pie – This was my Grandfather’s FAVORITE pie. I am not a big pie person, but coconut cream pie.. you can bet I will eat the whole thing!! Having an egg and dairy allergy doesn’t mix well with this pie. So for the sake of my stomach… I will be making a vegan coconut cream pie this year. – I found this recipe online and am going to try it this year!
What are your family traditions and family favorites?? Send me your recipes or leave comments on what is your favorite dish! Are you the one cooking or watching football?