Due to hectic work schedules, my DB and I weren't able to make it back home for Thanksgiving this year, so we decided to make it our own. Since it was only the 2 of us, I didn't want to go overboard in making a lot of food, but wanted to include the basic Thanksgiving essentials. After agonizing over options, and scaling it down for the 2 of us without a ton of leftovers, here is our finalized 2009 menu- with some healthier alternatives mixed in. Enjoy!
Morning treats and afternoon appetizers
Sausage Crescent Rolls
Roast Beef & Red Pepper Flatbread
Cider-Brined Herb Butter Turkey with Cider-Shallot Pan Gravy
"Skinny" Green Bean Casserole
Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
Mom's Sausage Stuffing
Crescent Rolls with Cranberry-Orange Butter
No-Sugar Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
French Silk Pie
Note: For turkey thawing, stuffing, and cooking tips I've collaborated, please click HERE.