Thanksgiving Dinner!

I know, It’s close. It is very close. Thanksgiving is officially one week away!

Of course, we here at TSM do not celebrate the “All-American-Traditional-Thanksgiving-With-the-Bird” (or ham, as some are wont to do). I am planning on making a taco buffet.

From Red Mountain Chronicles; I didn’t take a picture of my taco buffet

But, for our more traditional celebrations, I’ve taken the time to put together a dinner ensemble for the lazy.

I present:

Cajun-Style Turkey-Day Feastravagazna!

The Bird!

I made this batch up for four people, but adjust as needed for your family.

You will need:

If you like you can begin by brining your turkey breasts in salt water over night. I recommend at least 12 hours. After brining your breasts, preheat your oven to 375°  and pat them dry.

Mix your seasoning mix with your butter and spread it evenly over the turkey breasts. Coat bottom of pan with remainder and place in the oven, covered. Bake as recommended for your meat weight.

Cajun Gravy (Optional)

Drain excess fat, seasoning and butter into a pan and turn heat to medium low. When gently bubbling mix 2 tbsp of flour in with a whisk. Allow to brown lightly. Should be from 3-5 minutes. Once it begins sticking to the bottom of the pan, add 2 cups of water and mix until the water and rue are combined. Keep stirring over low heat until thickened. Add a pinch of salt if desired.

Thyme-Butter Potatoes

Of course, you need potatoes. But Mashed are so worn out. How about some thyme seasoned buttered red potatoes?

Find the small variety of red potatoes, they work best. Wash them clean, roughly chop and wrap two for every person in some aluminum foil with butter and fresh (or not) thyme. Bake alongside your turkey. Done.

Corn Bread Stuffing

Oh jeeze this is easy. Make your cornbread to directions and allow to cool. Take it out of the pan. Let it cool some more.

Cook up the italian sausage. Make sure it’s done.

Dice the onion. Add it and the spices to the sausage. Cook it till the onions are done. Drain till dry. Mix with the cornbread. Put the cornbread back in the pan and bake it till it’s good.

There you have it. Thanksgiving for the lazy. I’m grateful I get to be lazy.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

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