Today my friend Stephanie is hosting the Main Dish segment for our real food progressive dinner where there is already a fabulous line up of main dish recipes!
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I’ve been wondering what to cook. You see, the traditional meal is of course a large roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, a side veggie, and some pumpkin pie. But what happens when the normal dinner doesn’t work for you?
The last 4 years or so my husband and I have actually stayed home on Thanksgiving with just our small little family, and spending hours upon hours in the kitchen for 2 adults and now just 2 small children just doesn’t make sense! This year will be very much the same as the traditional time to eat a large turkey dinner for our families will fall smack dab during naptime. So instead of preparing a dinner that will take hours, we’ll be doing our now traditional brunch.
It’s been our main stay, large Thanksgiving meal for the past few years now and we’ve grown to enjoy the slow pace of the morning as we sip our coffee, smell the cinnamon rolls baking away, leisurely eat sometime after 9, and stay in jammies till 11.
The star of the show is always cinnamon rolls! I also can’t wait to use our own chickens eggs this year for the over stuffed omelets with peppers, onions, mushrooms, sausage, and fried potatoes. And of course to round out the meal we’ll also let a large bowl of cut fruit grace the table as well.
And if we’re gonna keep the tradition we’ve had the last 2 years, we’ll be enjoying a homemade taco bar Thanksgiving night! An easy quick meal after visiting family.
I’d love to know if there are other who make non-traditional foods for Thanksgiving!
*my children also get fruit and yogurt right away in the morning! This allows their tummys to be full and I can actually take my time in the kitchen!
If you have a main dish you’d love to share – link up here at the “Main Dish” post!