Why must my Thanksgiving meal consist of the following:
Roast turkey and gravy
Traditional bread stuffing
Shredded sweet potatoes with raisins
White bread rolls
I would rather have:
Roast turkey breast with herbed butter under the skin
Mixed mushroom ragout
Braised savoy cabbage with crispy pork belly
Rustic smashed red bliss potatoes
Green salad with a lemon vinaigrette
Pickled shredded vegetables
The one thing I did like at my Thanksgiving dinner was the sweet potato pie. Truthfully, the turkey was quite tasty, so I had a second helping. The rest, I skipped. This may have been the first Thanksgiving dinner where I did not go back for seconds. I just find it all just old and tiring.
Which is probably why I came back early. Later.