Isn’t it amazing that Thanksgiving is this week? Are you guys ready? Do you host or take a dish to someone else’s house?
We are going to be spending the holiday at other’s homes this year and I’m taking a couple of my favorite things to make:
These 100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls (spelt works, too). They are so soft and tender, you won’t believe that they’re make with only whole grains. And they’re easy, to boot!
And a berry pie made with berries from our freezer stash. I use a recipe similar to this one (because I never want to bother with thawing the berries), except that I always make my own crust. Which may or may not turn out very well, but I still keep trying. I think until I find a source of good lard (or the fat to make my own) I’m destined to turn out so-so crusts because I will not buy shortening for any reason. at. all.
But this is what I really want to know- if you eat Thanksgiving dinner somewhere else, do you still make your own turkey and fixin’s sometime during the holiday weekend?
We’ve eaten our turkey on so many Saturdays after the holiday that it’s a tradition now. I do it so we can have all the great leftovers (making Turkey Noodle Soup from the bones is what I always look forward to!). And if I’m completely honest, it’s also because I want to have my favorite dressing and other dishes that I may not get somewhere else.
Most of my family thinks I’m weird in this, so I’d LOVE to know: am I the only one who does this?
Here are the other things we’re having this week. I usually pick things very different from meat-and-potato fare, since there’s a lot of that the rest of the week.
Tuesday- Lasagna (daughter’s request), green salad
Wednesday- Oven-baked Bean Burritos, cabbage slaw, chips and home-canned salsa
Thursday- HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Friday- More Thanksgiving…
Saturday- Our turkey dinner with all the fixin’s
Sunday- Lot’s o’ Leftovers!