Gobble Gobble annnnnnd GO!

Holeeeeeeeeey SHIT!

How’s that for an intro? But seriously…how have we come to the week OF Thanksgiving already?! I swear all last week I kept thinking that I still had two more weeks. Two more weeks to stalk the interwebs, search for new and delicious recipes, overwhelm myself with ALL THE PINS, and then end up…

Making the same damn thing I always make! šŸ˜‰

Though I’m bound and determined to impress my mom with something Brussels sproutsy this year, I’ve yet to decide just what I’m going to do with the little green bastards…besides get them all nice and cozy with some bacon. Yeah, I went there. #baconmakeseverythingbetter #truth #maybethis?

Brussel Sprouts - Thanksgiving 2011

Or maybe I’ll just repeat these from a few years ago and ADD BACON! šŸ˜€

Anyhoodles, while I frantically run around the house and the grocery store during the next few days, scrambling to gather all my ingredients and whatnot, I figured there may be just a few of you out there who are total procrastinators like me and could use a few ideas. So, I present you with:

The things I KNOW will be on theĀ Thanksgiving table this year:

First, we will be serving these parmesean-crusted chicken breastsĀ  in lieu of turkey since we all work crazy hours this year…only withĀ about half theĀ mayo because, well Jesus, we don’t need to make a friggin slip ‘n’ slide out of our digestive tracts, do we?

There will also be the standard American stuffing. As in the stovetop variety. As in comes the out-of-a-box-just-add-water variety. Don’t judge. My familyĀ just chooses not to entertain my whims of fancy pantsyĀ recipes since I ruined it all when I made this one four years ago and forgot to remove the foil. Soggy herbed bread, anyone?

Next, we will be having deviled eggs. Because we do not discriminate against our holidays.Ā Nope, these little beauties makeĀ a year-round appearence at ALL family foodieĀ gatherings. The ONLY question will be which eggs to make…

Angelic Deviled Eggs 1

Angelic Deviled EggsĀ or…

Herbed Ricotta Deviled Eggs 1

Herbed Ricotta Deviled Eggs…?

Or maybeĀ I’ll justĀ whip up another little twist this year. Maybe sneak some hummus in on my dad. Muahaha! But seriously, you can do practically anything with them.

As for the rest of the table, there will be…

Candied Sweet Potatoes

My mom’s FAMOUS candied sweet potatoes

Recipe: Sweet potatoes + sugar + water + sugar and more sugar! šŸ˜‰

Dad’s INFAMOUS cranberry “sauce” <- *shudder*

Boozy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce  www.kissmybroccoliblog.com

And finally, my BOOZY variationĀ that I created last year. My mom has only managed to ask me THREE times if I’m making it this year. Ha!

For dessert, we’re trying to keep it small…

Fruit Salad

As inĀ our standard fruit salad the size of a SMALLĀ child.

THE pumpkin pie that Tori will be whipping up.

And the pecan pie that will definitely get some brownie points this year! I’m not really much of a pie person and pecan is probably the LAST one I’d touch (unless it’s in pancake form), but IĀ have this thing about bakingĀ pies. It’s so cathartic to simply follow a recipe. And well, I’ll have plenty of chocolate chips and pretzels to snack on throughout the process, won’t I? šŸ˜‰

What dish are you looking forward to most for Thanksgiving?

What do you plan on making?

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16 Responses to Gobble Gobble annnnnnd GO!

  1. Your menu sounds delish! I’ll be over around noon. šŸ˜‰

    I’ll be making mashed cauliflower and pomegranate cranberry sauce for our spread this year!

  2. I’m incharge of the homemade cranberry and a huge dish of mac and cheese (GF), but I am really looking forward to my dad’s fried turkey.

  3. Fruit salad for Thanksgiving?! Unheard of! šŸ˜‰ I’m allll about the pie, baby. I’m having a nontraditional Thanksgiving this year – going to see some friends in California instead of going home to Pennsylvania. Not sure what to expect food-wise, but I knowwww there will be pie and wine involved! =) Enjoy your week!

  4. Your menu sounds so tasty! No Thanksgiving for us up this week, so I’ll be living vicariously through you and your deviled eggs :-p

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I definitely thought of you as I savored every last bite…or you know, the moment when I shoved the entire thing in my mouth whole! šŸ˜‰

  5. Julie says:

    I want some sweet potatoes! I might mash them or do some rosemary roasted potatoes.

  6. Kim says:

    I’m on a fast so I am allows only 5 oz of protein and plain old steamed veggies….gonna be a tuff day.

  7. Ummmm… YES add bacon. Is that even a question?

  8. I hate you just a little bit for posting this.

    I’ll eat deli turkey with my middle finger up in your honour šŸ˜‰

  9. Haha my family mixes up our holidays too. Some years we do full turkey dinners at Easter!

    Your feast sounds like it’s going to be amazing though – especially your Brussels sprouts contribution. Brussels sprouts + bacon/pancetta is always an unbeatable combo!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Now THAT is something I could get behind! Next year, I’m starting my petition for a Turkey on Easter starting the day after Valentine’s Day!

  10. swooning over those sweet potatoes

  11. I think I’m going to make sweet potato brownies… your cranberry sauce sounds pretty amazing!!! Have a great holiday!

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