Here’s my menu for Thanksgiving 2010:
Honey Brined Deep Fried Turkey (combining several brining and deep frying recipes, flying by the seat of my pants)
Crock Pot Stuffing (using this technique, but my aunt’s recipe)
Leaf-Shaped Dumplings: Easy-peasy! Just mix 2 cups Bisquick, 2 tsp salt, 2 eggs, and 2 Tbsp milk (more or less). Mix with fork until no longer sticky. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick, cut with cute little cutter (I like the leaf-shaped one from the Pampered Chef set), and drop into boiling broth. Cook until plump.
Cranberry Sauce (straight out of the can – my boys would eat this every meal if I’d let them)
I have never before used these particular recipes for mashed potatoes, gravy, or pumpkin pie – how’s that for brave? Of course all three are from The Pioneer Woman – her Thanksgiving Throwdown with Bobby Flay inspired me.