Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and desserts are definitely parts of my most favorite meal of all time. I normally do not like my food touching, but this meal is one that I can stand a little cross-contamination. Gravy on the potatoes, stuffing, and turkey, all mixed together is delicious! It just doesn't feel like Thanksgiving without these elements.
On top of wanting Thanksgiving food in our home, I'm sure we'll also be bringing food with us to the gatherings we attend with friends and family. I started a pinterest board exclusively dedicated to Thanksgiving Ideas. When some people say "ideas" they might mean center pieces, place settings, or name plates, but I mean food. Exclusively food. This is where I've started pinning my Thanksgiving recipe ideas - not just things to make at home, but ideas for what we can bring when celebrating outside our home as well.
Here are some of the things I plan to make for our Thanksgiving:
While I'm sure it won't look near as fancy, Jarrod got VERY excited when I showed him this bacon-wrapped turkey!
I'm debating between these two green bean casseroles. The bottom one is our tried-and-true recipe and the top might be challenging to make gluten-free, but looks so yummy!
I could probably have a whole table full of mashed potatoes and Thanksgiving would be perfect. I LOVE mashed potatoes and these look delicious but simple and classic - exactly my style!
Jarrod's gluten-intolerance makes dishes like stuffing a little more challenging. However, we're in the process of finding the perfect corn bread and thought this recipe could easily be made with gluten-free corn bread. And anything with chorizo has to be good!
I could easily have an entire meal of just sides... I am a huge fan of corn, corn cornbread, and corn casserole. This looks delicious. Some would say it's overkill with the cornbread stuffing. I completely disagree. ;-)
I am a huge fan of desserts, but this is the only one on my list right now. My mom used to make gooey butter cake when we were kids - long before Paula Deen made it famous. I figure I can make this gluten-free by using gluten-free yellow cake mix.