This year, I cooked my very first Thanksgiving meal. I thought about doing the traditional turkey, dressing and gravy, etc. Nick and I are not super traditional people. We like to be a little different. Plus, I DESPISE dressing/stuffing. I know you think I’m crazy, but dressing generally makes me want to vom.
I decided to put a twist on tradition. We had some delicious turkey breast, seared then slow cooked in roasted red pepper soup with carrots and peppers. It was delicious! I love my crock pot. It is low maintenance and the meat is fall off the bone tender.
We also had garlic roasted mashed potatoes. I love mashed potatoes, and I love roasted potatoes. I think roasting rather than boiling potatoes for mashers is delicious. I used a mixed bag of small potatoes–no cutting, no peeling!
The end result tasted great, despite the appearance. I mistakenly forget fresh herbs for these potatoes. Next time, I will also process them less for more texture.
I love a good pan of roasted broccoli with almonds! I simply use a little extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and kosher salt. I had some fresh pineapple. It was a lovely addition.
Even though Roland only ate crescent rolls, I declare Thanksgiving a success!