Hello Everyone!! Happy almost Gobble Gobble Day. I hope you are all ready for the holiday but if you are looking for a last minute dish why not consider one of these Jillian’s Kitchen Favorites?! Some of these will definitely be on our table this year, my sister is hosting for the first time ever and is adding some new recipes to our traditional table setting, I am excited to share those with you after the holiday and taste testing.
Stuffing / Dressing (I never knew what the difference was until I became a Food Network Fanatic… Stuffing is actually stuffed into the bird and cooked, Dressing is made as a side dish in a casserole, but the actual recipe can be identical!) This recipe is my families stuffing that has been made for decades in my family, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it. This year my sister will also be making a cranberry apple dressing which will hopefully be as delicious as it sounds so keep your eyes open for a potential new recipe soon!
Cream of Roasted Asparagus Soup – I love all things asparagus and with the cold weather the east coast has been experiencing this week a nice warm soup would do a body good!! If you aren’t an asparagus fan check out Roasted Buttercup / Acorn Squash Soup either is bound to be a hit around the table.
Broccoli Casserole Another newbie to our table but not a newbie to our family will be the Broccoli Casserole, I absolutely love this dish, it is very reminiscent of Thanksgiving to me as it has all the veggies mixed together and would go good on top of a scoop of Mashed Potatoes! I love making a veggie mountain in my potatoes and as this dish has broccoli corn and cheese it is like having the best of a twice baked potato on your plate.
Apple Pie Now no Thanksgiving is complete without an Apple Pie! I love to take a pie crust and a small cookie cutter and make a fun top to mine, it looks impressive but is so simple! No worries about making the perfect top crust and you get to be a little artsy and play with your food! If you aren’t into all that crust you can also try an Apple Crisp, maybe with some of those leftover cranberries thrown in!
Now….Leftovers…which lets be honest many people look forward to more than the actual meal!
I love when my mom makes a Turkey Noodle Soup the next day, all those leftover bits of turkey stuck to the bones? pull them off and make a chicken noodle soup but with turkey! if you have some extra stuffing, go ahead and put some globs of that in there too, it adds great flavor and texture.
If soup isn’t your thing you can also make Roasted Turkey Salad – same as Roasted Chicken Salad, just use that turkey!
I also had a great sandwich this past weekend….sliced roasted turkey….thick slabs of brie….some spicy mustard all on a flatbread. OMG. It was delicious and for those big cranberry lovers I’m sure some of that gelatinous wonder would be a nice addition to the sandwich as well.
Lastly, Fried Mashed Potatoes, these are so delicious and great for breakfast the next morning, you can serve with eggs, on their own, or as another layer on that turkey sandwich!