This year I'm not making anything new. These, for us, represent the perfect versions of their oeuvre.
It is strictly our favorites with the only variations allowed being in the cranberry relish and sweet potatoes ... and that is only because I am the only one who eats them. Our day-after-Thanksgiving meal also is mandated by tradition. Chef salad featuring turkey (of course), blue cheese dressing and crumbled bacon (the real thing please!) on top. Mmmmmm, crumbled bacon ...
Here are a few links to recipes I've posted before and am reposting that we'll have at the feast.
Ok, not my recipes but O Chef must answer just about every question you could think of there ... including any that my "short-hand" recipes may leave you with!
Herbed Thanksgiving Stuffing
This is the best stuffing ever and cooks in a slow cooker. I have made this five times now and never been disappointed. It really frees up the oven for other things and, if you happen to have a problem with sticking your hand up a turkey (no problemo here) then you're set free from that as well.
If you happen to like cornbread stuffing (which I do not), you may want to make this for your base. I've never found a better recipe.
Pecan Topped Sweet Potato Casserole
This was new for Thanksgiving last year and it was delicious.
Cranberry Ginger Relish
I made this last year. Then I made another recipe when that ran out ... and then another. Well, you get the idea.
This is not a misnomer. Very easy and very delicious. It is long but that is to give detailed directions. You can't go wrong with this.
This is non-negotiable. Gotta have it.
Are you allowed to have Thanksgiving without this? Or watch the Cowboys play without having some? Nope.