In the past, Thanksgiving has always been a dinner that my mom and I would share responsibilities for.
She would cook the turkey and dressing at her place. Donald would pick her up and bring her to our place where I'd be putting together the side dishes.
It worked like clock work for years and years.
Then. All of a sudden Thanksgiving rolled around and my mom wasn't here any longer.
So, Donald and I went out for dinner on Thanksgiving Day.
Of course it wasn't the same.
Not only was my mom not with us, but the dressing was cornbread dressing.
Not to throw shade on cornbread dressing, but that's just not what Donald and I grew up with and we've never acquired the taste for it that enables us to appreciate it like a lot of people in the south do.
One year when we went to Cracker Barrel for Thanksgiving, I ended up ordering breakfast instead of their turkey dinner which included cornbread dressing.
It was good - - but . . .
And the leftovers. We missed having that open faced turkey sandwich with gravy the next day.
Sooooo good, plus all the work had already been done and it was an easy peasy meal. Delish!
This year I'm cooking Thanksgiving Dinner.
Thanks to Facebook.
I ran across this recipe and was immediately intrigued.
Slow Cooker Maple Herb Butter Turkey Breast with Apple Cider Glaze.
Maple - Yay!
Herb Butter - Yay!
Apple Cider Glaze - Yay!
and in a slow cooker?! - Yay!!
Gotta try it.
Here's the link:
This recipe is made possible by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that make A Kitchen Addiction possible!
Fingers crossed! I'll let you know how it goes!
And - there will be dressing. Old fashioned sage dressing like my mama used to make.
And mashed potatoes.
And yeast rolls.
And a couple of side dishes. But only a couple since it's only Don and I. No big ol' casseroles this year.
And a pecan pie. Don Barley loves pecan pie. Me? not so much . . .
But there's always ice cream. Yay!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Whether you're spending the day with a houseful, or at a table for one, I wish you warm wishes and good health.