We're doing a traditional Thanksgiving meal with family this year, but many times it is just the two of us. Given that, we often try to find a way to do something other than a whole turkey. We also like to try twists on the traditional holiday meal, while still keeping the spirit intact.
Here are a few dishes we've done in years past:
|Rolled Turkey Leg Stuffed Thanksgiving-Style|
We're both dark meat people, so a meal composed solely of the leg and thigh is perfect for us. The stuffing inside keeps things solidly Thanksgiving-y.
Add a sausage in the middle for extra credit.
|Thanksgiving Stuffing Croquettes with a Gravy Center|
We invented these little guys last year - a ball of stuffing filled with bits of turkey, coasted in panko crumbs and deep-fried. The molten gravy in the center seals the deal.
|Roasted Yams with Moroccan-Spiced Compound Butter|
Yams go really well with North African flavors. The simple addition of this compound butter takes a standard holiday side dish in a completely different, delicious direction.
|Smoked Turkey Breast|
And of course we can't forget the smoker...
Have a great and food-filled holiday!