Thanksgiving is coming and we are all looking forward to enjoying a delicious meal. With all the unhealthy, high calorie, high fat foods out there, I decided that I want to make some healthier appetizers to start Thanksgiving dinner. I found some healthy appetizer recipes and I would love to share them with you. Here are my favorite recipes for healthy Thanksgiving appetizers for you to try.
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Most families have traditional meals and their own spin on the fixings. My family is no different. Every holiday meal we have a preset menu. John’s absolute favorite thing is my grandmothers Oyster & Sausage Stuffing. Even if we’re not having poultry this stuffing is present.
He was craving Granny’s Oyster & Sausage Stuffing last night so I headed to the store to get most of the ingredients. I was bummed they didn’t have fresh rosemary and I had to resort to using dried rosemary leaves, but if you can find it fresh definitely use that. I was also feeling lazy so I went with pre-shucked oysters from the seafood market Hey, my mom is the master shucker when it comes to oysters, I always end up with cuts all over my hand!
This is a heavy and rich stuffing, a little goes a long way!
Growing up on the Eastern Shore it’s hard not to incorporate fresh seafood in your traditional meals. It’s readily available and gives a touch of home to anything you eat. The oysters in the stuffing give off a distinct flavor, but the sausage plays it down so it’s not overwhelming. It’s one of those things you have to taste to believe.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Roasting Turkey for Thanksgiving is one my favorite thing to do because my recipe is a big hit with my family but since we’re only few I often end up with leftovers. If you have the same problem then make sure to start saving delicious turkey leftover recipes that your family will enjoy and of course not waste your turkey. This Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe is my family’s favorite. It’s tasty and so easy to make, your family wouldn’t even think it’s made from leftover turkey.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Toss pasta with vegetable broth. Mix in remaining ingredients except 1/2c cheddar cheese. Put mixture into a baking dish. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top. Cover and bake at 350?F for 30min. Uncover and bake another 5 min.
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The Roasting a Turkey story is actually pretty funny. It was early in my marriage and we decided to have everyone over for Thanksgiving. I did what I used to do best you know back before I lived life on a budget. I walked into to Whole Foods and I ordered my Thanksgiving dinner. I picked the $300 option. I know fall over. I used to spend that kind of money when I worked. I also didn’t know how to cook anything so this was a great idea. I got the food I took it home and I put it in my garage. The garage was cold so I didn’t think this would be an issue.
It was about three hours before dinner and my dad asked why I hadn’t put in the turkey. I told him we just have to heat it. Then I went to check and the turkey actually needed to be cooked. It was a disaster. We didn’t eat until almost 8 at night. I can’t believe I didn’t know you had to cook the turkey. The flyer said ready for Thanksgiving it didn’t say you have to cook this. I was so angry why would i pay $300 for a turkey that wasn’t cooked. I will say when I called Whole Foods the next day they did refund 50% of my total and apologized for not being clear. I would like to show you that I did learn how to cook an exceptional turkey and it was on a budget. I got my turkey for $.59 so it was only $7.58.
When it comes to sweet rolls, one of my favorite is the cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon. It’s a blend of perfect sweetness and softness. But instead of buying we can all save a lot of money by making our own homemade cinnamon rolls. Before trying to make it at home, I thought it was hard to make but I was wrong, not only was it super easy the taste is absolutely a winner. You’ll never know the difference of the real thing with this Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Copycat Recipe. It’s so delicious and perfect with coffee or tea.