With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’ve been contemplating what to make. The turkey is a given and in fact, this is the first time I’ll be preparing a whole turkey. I’m a tad intimidated, yet excited. I’m most excited because it’s a local, pasture-raised turkey. Since it’ll only be Jesse and me for dinner, I reserved a petite one (6 – 9.99 lbs) versus a small one, which range a bit bigger. I realize, I now need to get a roasting pan because I do not have one. Luckily, it’s a little turkey, so I won’t need anything gigantic. Meanwhile, if you have any great recipes or suggestions for Thanksgiving turkey, please share! Like I said, this will be a new experience for me, so I’m open to recommendations and advice.
So, I’ve got my bird, but what do I pair it this year? With recipe options like these below, how does one choose? I can’t make them all, but everything looks so good! I’ll probably stick with a classic, crustless pumpkin pie (I use the SCD recipe from the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, but cut use less honey). Jesse and I love this recipe! I serve it with homemade 24-hour half-and-half yogurt (as our “whipped cream”). I also know I’ll be making my mom’s spiced cranberry relish. Other than this, I can’t make up my mind. Also, the recipes I included here are only skimming the surface. I’ve come across so many wonderful recipes, but this post will be miles long if I include them all.