How can it be Thanksgiving next week? I am still enjoying my birthday cake, and wishing my daughter a Happy Birthday this weekend. Thank goodness Rachel, Lacey and Miranda are on top of things with this week’s Friday Five 2.0 topic, otherwise I might not have started planning my Thanksgiving menu.
1. Grilled Turkey. Many years ago my father-in-law had the brilliant idea to roast our Thanksgiving turkey on our Weber charcoal grill, and we’ve had it that way ever since. It is easy, the turkey cooks relatively quickly, the oven is free for other dishes, and it works perfectly every time.
Want to try it yourself? Check out the tips on Weber website here.
Even though we have a gas grill now, we have held on to our Weber charcoal grill for this very purpose!
2. Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad. My raw Brussels sprouts salad has become my signature holiday dish. The first few times I made it I sliced the Brussels sprouts by hand. Then I realized I could use my food processor for that job. Now, I often can find bags of pre-shredded Brussels sprouts at the grocery store which makes this recipe an easy one too.
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3. Fluffy Chobani Mashed Potatoes. We have mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving and Christmas. My son wants to make them this year–probably with loads of butter and garlic–but the fluffy Chobani mashed potatoes I made last year were a big hit.
4. Apple Pie. Apple pie is another holiday treat we enjoy at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year I have two recipes to choose from.
The hardest part of this “Blue-Ribbon Apple Pie” recipe is making the lattice crust .
On the other hand, there’s nothing easy about this pain in the ass apple pie recipe, but it’s so delicious it’s
Pin your favorite recipe ideas to save for later, and get more holiday menu ideas at the Friday Five 2.0 link up at Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness.
What favorite holiday recipes are you looking forward to?