Yay I’m such a horrible person but I’m doing it so it counts.
Why is Thanksgiving so big? I have dinner with my family a lot – like, every month, maybe every week sometimes. It’s kinda morbid to think that in today’s day and time there’s ONE day in the year that dinner with your family is such a big deal. It should always be a big deal. Ok enough I know this isn’t a philosophical blog or anything.
How did I come up with the menu? Pinterest + Hunger + Chrissy Teigen inspired, mix all and this is how the magic happened. This list was cut back by a lot. My original menu would have fed a family of at least 25-30, so I had to cut it down to fit how many people I was going to feed, which was 5.
Here’s what we had on the list
Crashed Potatoes with chives – So, we followed this recipe however, to top it off I added on a dollop of Trader Joes Yogurt Dip with Chives, and added a few sprinkles of fresh chive for decoration
Curried Corn – To cut back on calories though, I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Topped it off with some of the chives
Caramelized Carrots – Seriously the easiest thing in the world to make.
1 bag of carrots peeled and cut into roundles
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 – 1 stick of butter – depending on how crazy you want to get
In a non stick pan put butter and sugar, wait for sugar to melt and add in the carrots, saute the carrots until cooked
That’s it there’s nothing else to do – this is a one step recipe.
*Disclaimer I know that the photos look janky because they are all different sizes and in a row like the internet hasn’t improved since 1999 but… sorry.