My Contributions to Thanksgiving Dinner

For the past few years, my mom and sister, Amanda, have come up to Vermont to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  I love this newly created tradition as I’m often traveling during other school vacations to spend time with my very spread out, but close-knit family.  My grandma was supposed to come this year as well, but she is stuck in Florida with pneumonia. We missed you, Grandma!  Usually, we all help out in getting dinner together.  My mom made the turkey breast.  It’s the one time of the year that I allow meat to be cooked in my kitchen.  Amanda made the stuffing and whipped cream that we ate with raspberries for dessert.  Sit me down with a bowl of real deal whipped cream and a spoon and I’d be one happy camper.  I made the following:

Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Bread

I’m not sure there is anything better than freshly baked homemade bread….unless we’re talking whipped cream.

Roasted Pears with Brie and Pistachios

These pears were amazing.  They were actually my favorite part of the meal. They were so easy to make and simply delicious.  If you need to bring a quick, easy, and amazing appetizer somewhere you should try these out.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

I’ve made a similar version of  stuffed acorn squash before.  This time I used kale instead of spinach and I left out the tomatoes because I tend not to eat them when they are not in season.  They were just as delicious!

We had a lovely meal together. Lucky me, I have a ton to be so very thankful for in my life.  I think about that fact often, not just on Thanksgiving.

 

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7 responses to “My Contributions to Thanksgiving Dinner

  1. The bread looks particularly delicious!

  2. Thanks! It was pretty easy. Try it and let me know how it comes out.

  3. The bread looks crunchy and beautiful! You did an amazing job!

  4. A slice of that crusty beard and a bit of the pear must have been heaven.

  5. Robin Schwartz

    The pears were my favorite. I’ve made them at home. I like our new tradition of going to VT for thanksgiving. We are all so busy during the year. It’s nice to spend some time together.

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