Yeah, it totally snowed. Pippa and I saw it on Instagram. And we’re not ready to face the reality. Haha. I learned last year that I could do that. Wake up, and look on Instagram to see if it actually snowed. Of course, last year I was hoping for snow days since I was teaching in a public school. This year, I get to stay indoors either way!!! See, I’m not outdoorsy. I don’t deserve to live in Colorado, right? :)
So we’re hanging out this AM and planning Thanksgiving. I will be cooking for a party of five, although I always try to invite more people so you never know!! I’m definitely not going 100% paleo, but as I’ve mentioned, I feel like I’m really on a roll, so I don’t want to go completely crazy.
I’m thinking of having Kevin make bacon-wrapped turkey like so:
(via Paleo Parents)
It’s pictured here with chicken, but they said it would work with turkey too as long as you don’t put it on until the last 45 minutes or so.
I’m thinking about making this recipe for slow cooker mashed garlic sweet potatoes from Skinny Taste, but I’m not committed yet. I typically like roasted sweet potatoes better than mashed sweet potatoes.
Some Thanksgiving carbs for the kids (Kevin, Josiah, and AJ!). Classic mashed potatoes, StoveTop Stuffing, and Mason Jar Mac ‘n’ Cheese.
Paleo Cran-Cherry Sauce. I think my mom will really like this!!!
I definitely want a chocolate cake for dessert. I’ve been thinking about them a lot lately. Chocolate Oreo Cream Cake sounds delicious, but I might try it with some special holiday oreos. I’d like to try making a meringue pie, but I’m not really sure how the pie-eaters feel about this so I’ll let them decide!
We’re definitely going to need some bread too, but I’m undecided if I’m going to try to go healthy-ish on that or get my mom to make some of her famous crescent rolls. I’m probably going to need an appetizer or two as well, but I’ll probably do something kid & Kevin-friendly. Maybe something involving CHEESE!
Josiah, Kevin, Mom, & AJ, you’ll have to comment if I’m missing something important that you want!!
Would you rather cook or let someone else be in charge of Thanksgiving Dinner? I never trust anyone else to make enough food — except for Grandma Mary Kay! She always used to make a lot of mashed potatoes for the McMillin kids. Plus I always like to try new things. But Kevin is definitely in charge of the turkey!!!
What time of day do you think is perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner? I’m a fan of mid-afternoon myself, but Kelly Ripa has been pushing for dinner at actual dinnertime. But for us that would be like 8:30PM! Not happening!!