spicy and i haven't done a traditional thanksgiving since...well, ever. my favorite part of thanksgiving has always been the sides, and we share a love of more non-traditional fare, so usually we think outside the box like Ethiopian or sushi. this year, however, i was pining for my mother's cornbread casserole and it just so happens that spicy got a free turkey from his job, so we're going all out on tradition. never mind that neither of us has a clue how to cook a turkey and the turkey is GIGANTIC and way too much food for 2 people. i should probably be researching turkey leftover recipes right now.
anyway, the menu thus far is:
turkey of some sort. but probably no gravy. i've never been a fan and i'm guessing spicy won't care. i already baked a loaf of bread to use for stuffing.
my mom's cornbread casserole. this recipe has all the same ingredients if not quite the same proportions. this was always my favorite thanksgiving dish.
i don't know yet if i'll do candied yams or baked sweet potatoes. i love brown sugar but hate marshmallows. i'll skip those if we go the candied route.
spicy bought a bag of fresh cranberries. i don't know what he is planning to do with them.
i already made this pumpkin spiced cheesecake and we've been eating it all week. i knew that it's a lot of cheesecake for us so why not get a headstart? i threw in a bunch of ice cubes instead of doing the water bath and it turned out great. it's a little creamier than your typical cheesecake, which i actually like. it's kind of a cross between pumpkin pie and cheesecake. mmm.
ok, writing down the entire round-up both makes me hungry and makes me realize how much food this is for 2 people. and here i thought i was scaling back. it occurs to me that i should have bought a green vegetable but i forgot. green beans would have been awesome. oh well, it's not like we won't have enough food.
so yay! happy thanksgiving. thursday also happens to be spicy's and my official-togetherness-as-a-couple anniversary so it's a special day for us. 4 years and counting. i can hardly believe it.