I used this recipe last year and it was amazing. Honestly, it was the best tasting meat I’ve ever had. I think the several days in the fridge with salt and herbs made the turkey exceptionally tender and flavorful. By day three, when I let it “air dry” for the last day, the salt had been fully absorbed into the skin and it was glorious.
Made from Scratch Green Bean Casserole (no canned soup)
I’ve made this recipe three times since last year. I made a double batch. It was delicious. I use a sharp cheddar for the cheese and a dash of white wine. You’ve never had Green Bean Casserole and enjoyed it this much until you’ve made every element from scratch.
This is my one wild card. I have never made this recipe yet, and I intend to use it as a starting point since I’m not going to use condensed soup for any part of anything. Maybe some homemade stock and cream?
Sweet Potato Casserole, with a twist
I’ve made this twice since last Thanksgiving too. It is amazing. The first time I did add the other “topping” of cornflakes/pecans, but the next two, I just used marshmallows. This recipe is extremely sweet, so I would cut the sugar by 1/2 at least :)
To these, I will add caramelized vegetables that will roast with the turkey (red onion, celery, carrots, potatoes), along with cranberry sauce (for my husband), and a gravy made with turkey drippings.
Are you all as excited for the holidays as me?
Light Spinach Bacon Pie
You will need:
Only 180 calories per slice, even less if you make it into 8 servings!
Have some vegetables about to go bad in the fridge?
Cut those bad boys up, drizzle with EVOO, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then roast. After about 45 minutes in a 400 degree oven, toss most veg in a food processor with chicken/veg broth and puree. Add to a dutch oven/large pot along with few whole pieces that weren’t blended and heat through. It’s delicious just as is then, but you can add other spices, or even coconut milk if you like. The easiest soup, Voilà!