Looking Forward to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year. I have to admit I got so burned out on eating Thanksgiving food that I actually didn’t celebrate it for a couple of years, being that i am from the south Thanksgiving food isn’t that different from Sunday dinners and family dinners every other night of the year. But after my hiatus and now that I am on a healthier diet I am starting to look forward to Thanksgiving and indulging in my favorite dishes.

I am not a big fan of Turkey but I love to cook it. i love the different methods: frying, roasting, brining, stuffing, grilling and smoking. But no matter how juicy the turkey is it still tastes dry to me I think its really the texture of the meat i don’t like so much. Flavor wise I love fresh herbs and citrus, bold flavors and spice. Its help me get through what i think is dry taste.

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I am definitely a sides girl. I love sides, I can fill my plate up with sides and leave the meat. My favorite sides are macaroni and cheese ( of course! who doesn’t like that?), any kind of dark greens ( can be collards, turnip, mustard, mixed), baked sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top (I love the toasty flavor of the marshmallows when they brown and melt slightly) , mashed potatoes with gravy, and homemade cranberry sauce (cant stand the canned stuff..ugh!)

And don’t forget the rolls…YOU HAVE TO HAVE ROLLS!

I’m not picky about desserts, the only one I really don’t like is pumpkin pie. But if I had to pick a favorite Thanksgiving dessert I would choose sweet potato pie. I am such a southern girl.

Even though I do not like turkey by itself, after thanksgiving is something I look forward to the most because of the Turkey Sandwiches!!! I love a late night turkey sandwich leftovers the next day. yum!!!!

What are your favorite Thanksgiving desserts? What are you looking forward to?

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3 thoughts on “Looking Forward to Thanksgiving

  1. liz

    I love the idea of the marshmellows on top of the sweet potato pie. I want to try that for Thanksgiving.

    My favorite dessert for thanksgiving would have to be sweet potato pie. I don’t like the canned version of sweet potatoes. Love the fresh sweet potatoes and cinnamon or nutmeg flavors.

    I am looking forward to eating and creating new things with leftovers.

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