alone Thanksgiving - what to eat
I find I will be spending Thanksgiving alone this year. What is a simple, festive meal I can prepare for myself? My family will be calling and I would like to tell them I had something good.
Why not do a small scale version of the traditional?
Roast up a turkey leg or 2, bake a sweet potato and make a small batch of fresh cranberry sauce.
A few years back it was only 2 of us for T-Day so I made just a turkey breast, got a good pie from a local bakery, and did half-recipes of a few of our fave side dishes. Still had leftovers for a few days.
While not alone, hubby & I eat two vastly different things so I make 1 meal for myself & 1 meal for him. He likes the butternut squash ravioli. I do make myself a turkey as I love leftovers, but in years past I've make turkey tenderloins, a turkey "roll" and a turkey breast. I don't bother with stuffing or mashed potatoes. Just serve with your fave sides.
TBH I just eat a Tastykake pumpkin pie as I can't eat a whole pie myself and there's just something about the Tastykake pies.
Wish you lived closer Miss Mary....I'd invite you to eat with us...Nothing fancy....just good eats. ~~ Just finished picking up, cracking and picking out almost two quarts of pecans....So there will be pecan pie I can garontee it!! :) The little brown-eyed girl makes an awesome pie!! ~~
Maybe ya can roast a small chicken....make some dressing,...Bake a sweet tator....green beans etc.
How about a pork tenderloin? Cooks in a jiffy!! Tender as a mother's love! Yum!!