Thanksgiving dinner this year was oh so time consuming but the end result was superb. We tried a new recipe for the bird this year. The turkey was brined and then roasted. Check out the recipe and video here. The brine really bumped up the moisture level for the turkey and it was very moist even after the second and third day of leftovers. I would highly recommend this recipe for a novice who is a little intimidated of preparing a turkey.
Here were the rest of our delicious sides:
- Caramelized Onion and Cornbread Dressing – we adore this stuff…will never go back to a bread dressing ever!
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes (thank you, Cami!)
- Smashed Sweet Potatoes
- Turkey Gravy – My hubby made this and it was incredible. It requires quite a bit of work but it is really worth it. Everyone had seconds!
- Brussel Sprouts with Bacon – I’ve done this recipe for the past several years and it’s always a big hit. It’s an incredibly easy recipe too.
- Sweet Corn Casserole (thank you again, Cami!)
- Green Bean Casserole – I really like the recipe on the back of the Frenchs Fried Onions container. No need to reinvent a classic.
- Cranberry Fruit Conserve – another recipe I have done for years and will never go back to anything else.
- Homemade Dinner Rolls – I’m not very confident in my bread making skills especially with the altitude but these were really easy and turned out well for a first attempt!
The day was so busy that I didn’t take very good pictures…isn’t that the way it goes? We also had pumpkin pie (thanks again, Cami!) for dessert. Stay tuned for turkey leftover recipes!