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Are you getting a little tired of having turkey every year at Thanksgiving? It takes so much work to make mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and, of course, the turkey every year. If you are not in love with every dish, why go through all of the trouble to make it? Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love stuffing at Thanksgiving, but switching out a couple of new dishes for old favorites does not need to be a taboo subject. You can keep most of the meal the same but try a few new recipes.
If you’re looking to try something other than turkey, what about trying chicken stuffed with goat cheese? Chicken is similar to turkey, and price should not be as much of an issue as it would be with beef. Whole chickens or chicken thighs would be your best bet, since you will be stuffing the chicken with goat cheese.
Green beans are also a common Thanksgiving item that you may want to switch out. Just toss some kale and onions together in a pan and cook to your liking. Make sure to use a sweet onion—it adds great flavor!
Instead of rolls, a baguette may be just the way to go! Try fresh or frozen baguettes, depending on what’s easiest for you.
Pumpkin pie is great, but pumpkin cheesecake is amazing! There are also some great recipes for reduced fat pumpkin cheesecake. Who knew?
For the little ones in your family, you may be worried that some of this sounds a little too mature for their tastes. Using Zoo Pals Plates could help them feel more comfortable in trying some of the new foods, since they will have fun with the cute shapes and pictures on the plates. If your kids are really picky, then having a couple of dishes like hot dogs and macaroni and cheese on hand might be best. For everyone else, regular disposable dishes are a great option so cleaning up will be a breeze.
Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!