Thanksgiving Dinner for 3

We spend the Holidays at Home. And you know what that means? Making Thanksgiving dinner for 3. One being a toddler who isn’t a big eater! We still like to have the traditional Thanksgiving meal and spend quality time together around the table. Have you ever meal planned for a holiday meal for so few people? It makes meal planning simple, fun, and creative! We don’t want to much food left over but we still like to enjoy all the traditional dishes you would have at large thanksgiving gathering! Here is a peek at your menu this year!

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Thanksgiving Dinner for 3

Appetizers

I keep appetizers out so my hubby and daughter have something to munch on until meal time. We eat around 230-3:00. I try to keep it light and healthy.

Deviled Eggs– Nothing to special about making deviled eggs! There super easy and not time-consuming at all!

Veggies and Dip- I just buy dip from Trader Joes or make french onion using the soup mix.

Cracker with cheese and Meat

Drinks

It is nice to have warm and cold drinks to serve. We usually drink water with our meals so this is a special treat!

Spiced Cider (warm)- Still deciding on what recipe to use for this! I got a week to figure it out right!

Apple Cider (cold)- We just buy local farm fresh apple cider!

Main Course

And on to the main dishes! My hubby is from England and he loves roasted veggies and potatoes. SO I have learned to make them just right!  I love green bean casserole but I left it off the menu this year as I am the only one that likes it and I’m doing a terrafit challenge so it is a no-no anyways.

Turkey – I’m very tempted to try this! It will free my oven space up a bit. And she says it make one amazingly moist turkey!

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy – I make dairy free Mashed Potatoes and this giblet gravy is super easy to make!

Stuffing – The Pioneer Woman has some of the best recipes! I used this one last year! It makes a lot so 1/2 the recipe or like me I froze some and used it at Christmas. I had some to freeze and leftover in the fridge. It make a LOT!

Cranberry Sauce – I make a cranberry sauce a couple of days before thanksgiving then I can just pull it out of the fridge right before serving time!

Roasted Veggies–  My hubby loves roasted veggies. I did this recipe last year. One thing I have learned for roasting potatoes every week is that you HAVE TO PARBOIL your veggies! Makes them come out soft in the inside and crispy on the outside! One thing I have learned from my English hubby! This year because I am going to do mashed potatoes I’m just going to do the veggies this year!

Homemade Rolls – I use my bread recipe but make rolls with it 🙂 super yummy!

Dessert

Baked Apples – I haven’t found a recipe yet that I want to try sooo I might just have to come up with my own 😉 I’ll let you know what I did or used for this!

My hubby didn’t want me to make any pies and have sweets around. So  I was teasing that it was going to be a dessert-less thanksgiving. I settle on doing up baked apples.

What’s on your menu for Thanksgiving dinner? Do you cook for just your immediate family or for all the relatives?

 

 

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