This year my husband and I are cooking Thanksgiving for his family. As I perpetual planner, I needed to get the menu all straight in my head. This is the only way that I can relax and ease into the holiday. I spent the weekend scouring my cookbooks and old Cooking Light magazines and this is what I’ve come up with.
We are going to deep fry a turkey, I know I said FRIED. Well surprisingly deep fried turkey has only 25 more calories in 3.5 ounces than traditional roasted turkey and only 4 more grams of fat. Instead on focusing on those small caloric difference, I focusing on how much it’s going to free up my oven and not make my house feel like a sauna.
My side dishes will be:
- Wild rice with pecans and cranberries
- Green beans with balsamic vinegar
- Mac and cheese — no bread crumbs please
- Sweet potatoes — come on its Thanksgiving — no marshmallow toppings
My mother in law is in charge of salad and my sister in law will bring desert. I’m teaching a Turkey Day Bootcamp so that will help burn off some calories.
What’s your plan for Thanksgiving, I would love to hear what you plan on having.