My First Attempt at Thanksgiving Dinner

Well… I am super behind on keeping you guys up to date on all things HappyGirl… It’s been a month!

Today I thought I’d share with y’all something I am super proud of. Yep, that’s right a little brag post here.

This year, before I went home to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, I made my very first Thanksgiving dinner. To be honest, I wasn’t so sure it would all work out… So of course there was a backup lasagna in the freezer. But with a little help from my mom and my boyfriend’s mom, the dinner turned out to be perfect!

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The Turkey:Β This was definitely the most intimidating part of the meal. Plus, the smallest turkey I could find was 12 lbs! That’s a lot of turkey for two! It was so moist (I know I know, your ears just cringed a bit to that word) and yummy! I followed a recipe by Ina Garten.

The Stuffing:Β I tried a stuffing I’m not used to having this year for my boyfriend. (It’s what he had growing up.) Instead of a mix of bread and lots of juices stuffed in the turkey, I used sourdough bread and baked it in a casserole dish. I have to say, it was really good, though!

Cranberry Sauce:Β My FAVORITE part (along with the stuffing). Pretty standard. So delicious.

Peas: We normally have green beans at my house, but I tried something new.

It was the perfect simple Thanksgiving meal complete with pie at the end!

A few days later I flew off to Florida and had an amazing Thanksgiving with my family.

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Now, who’s ready for Christmas?!

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