Go ahead and gasp, but I’m still not 100 percent sure what I’m making tomorrow for Thanksgiving.Yes, really. Before you click off my website and never take my entertaining or cooking tips seriously again, let me explain.
My family is small, and have never been one to make a big deal about holidays, well at least anymore. When I was little it was slightly different, but it still wasn’t what you see on TV — big family gatherings with a 3-course meal and beautiful centerpieces.
There’s no special wine served, dessert made or appetizer to pass around. Being someone who likes to cook and entertain, it’s kind of disappointing, but it’s how they do things. Someday when I have my never-going-to-happen-anytime-soon in-laws over for Thanksgiving things will be different. 🙂
My family doesn’t even make a turkey, which obviously doesn’t bother me, because I’m a vegetarian, but still. Instead, my aunt cooks everything at my grandparents house, my dad makes a dish and I make at least one vegetarian dish, since our Thanksgiving table is filled with ham, kielbasi and sauerkraut, cabbage rolls and pierogies. Yeah — not vegetarian friendly at all.
Last year I made a butternut squash risotto with dried cranberries that even the meat eaters at the table loved.
This year I think I’m going to try making a cranberry wild rice stuffed acorn squash and a gluten-free pear bread. But, who knows, maybe I’ll see something else fun tomorrow and make that instead.
Safe travels, and happy Thanksgiving! 🙂