We ended up with a much smaller Thanksgiving this year due to the unexpected injury of our host and main cook. A cozy, thrown-together meal was served up on the kitchen table which had been moved into the living room to be closer to The Patient who was convalescing on the couch. Brined heritage turkey, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, honey and thyme carrots, and cream roasted fennel. And cranberry sauce. And two pies (sweet potato and pecan) which were each delivered to the front door by their respective bakers.
Every Thanksgiving I forget how much I like pumpkin pie. I take it for granted, neglect to bake a pie of my own, then swoon over my one measly slice at the holiday gathering. Are you in the same boat? Wishing for just one more slice, or maybe three?
It may be too late for that Friday morning breakfast slice, but there’s plenty of time this weekend to remedy any cravings. From a classic pumpkin pie to more creative ways to pumpkin nirvana, here are 13 recipes to get your pumpkin pie fix.
Having the dinner table covered with more food than you can possibly eat in one sitting is the hallmark of Thanksgiving, and it’s hard to imagine scaling back for this once-a-year feast. The next day, though, the mountain of leftovers can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t think you’ll eat through everything any time soon.
The freezer can come to your rescue and help with preventing food waste! Here’s a list of what can (and can’t) freeze well, plus how long each item will last in the freezer, so you can wisely deal with your Thanksgiving leftovers.
What do you like to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? There are lots of solutions that will use up some of the meal — turkey soup, a Dagwood-style sandwich — but as delicious as they are, they don’t use everything that was on the table. (Unless you put gravy and cranberry relish on your turkey sandwich?)
My favorite post-Turkey Day, clean-out-the-refrigerator dish uses up everything and is delicious to boot. Introducing the Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie!
Bubble and squeak, with its cutesy name, is a classic British day-after-holiday dish. It is incredibly versatile, as you can throw in any leftover vegetables or mashed potatoes into this comforting recipe — perfect for a relaxing meal after a hectic Thanksgiving.