I love Thanksgiving not only because we get to eat fabulous food, but also because it’s when family and friends gather together. My family’s spread all over the United States so that’s always a challenge. My parents are gone and both my kids are on their own. Trying to coordinate a gathering isn’t always easy. Nevertheless, I’ve saved some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes throughout the years and wanted to share them with you.
My favorite Thanksgiving recipes
I hope you get a chance to enjoy them this holiday season.
Roasted Turkey with Herb Marinade and Gravy with Mushrooms and Sherry
This herb-marinated roasted turkey recipe is the best Thanksgiving meal I’ve ever eaten. A friend, who has since passed away, turned me on to it many years ago. Since then, my entire family makes it at their gatherings practically every year. It’s that good! The marinade is a savory combination of fresh herbs, lemon juice, mustard, and garlic. Marinate the turkey overnight and roast it in the oven. My brother likes to smoke it outdoors. It works either way. I’ve also included a recipe for gravy with mushrooms and sherry that’s a perfect complement for the turkey.
Yam and Cashew-Peach Bake
This yummy yam recipe was a part of a compilation cookbook that was put together by parents in my children’s preschool. My kids are in their early 30s now so I’ve had it for a while. It’s a brilliant mixture of peaches, yams cashews, and ginger. You can’t get enough of it.
Herb Roasted Root Vegetables
If you’re looking for a side dish for Thanksgiving or a fall dinner, try this colorful combination of root vegetables roasted with fresh herbs and garlic. There are so many wonderful varieties of root vegetables available in the fall and they’re all beneficial for your health. My sister in law made it when we got together for Thanksgiving in Napa, California and I was floored by the flavor. I make it every time I get a chance.
After Thanksgiving Turkey Soup
When turkey carcass is almost bare, don’t throw it away. Instead, use it to cook up a healthy pot of after Thanksgiving turkey soup. Soups keep you nourished and trim your waistline. There’s never a reason to diet if you have a pot of homemade soup around. The contents of this soup are open for creativity because you can throw in whatever vegetables you happen to have left over. Make a big pot that will last you for days.
What’ are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes? Please leave a comment below.