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Thanksgiving Recipes

20 Nov

I have now braved the commissary all by myself! This might not sound like a big deal, but between the driving on the other side of the road and having to find the commissary… well it’s the little things in life 😉 I bought the last minute things we had forgotten and got all set for Thanksgiving tomorrow.

I haven’t completely decided what I’m doing with the turkey but wanted to share a couple side dishes I’ve found in case you’re still working on your menu…

Spiced Carrots:

Fitness Magazine

Sweet Potatoes:

I couldn’t find one recipe I really liked so I’m combining some (therefore I make no promises as to if this is any good). I’m also going to make a Cinnamon butter to serve on the side. The recipe is mainly from this Women’s Health Recipe.

Sweet Potatoes (I’m serving 4 people so, adjust amounts as needed if you try it)

  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Cinnamon and All Spice to taste

*the main variations I saw were Maple Syrup instead of brown sugar, adding in cream, or using an almond liqueur (which we did bring back from our honeymoon so… who knows, maybe I’ll deviate from the plan). I never knew there were so many ways to make sweet potatoes!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all have a great day with friends and family.