Thanksgiving can be a very exciting time. It’s a time to travel and to see dear friends and family that you haven’t seen in a while and it’s a time to chow down on some indulgent and fantastic food! What if we told you that you don’t have to endure the same old traditional turkey dinner this year? What if we switched things up and replaced a few of the main dishes and sides with something that was out of the box yet still in line with the season’s festivities and traditional palette? That’s exactly what we’re going to be covering today in this blog. Let us know in the comments if you’ve tried anything on the list or if you’ve done something like this in the past and how it went! We can’t wait to hear from you.
Substitute For Roast Turkey: Try Skillet Roast Chicken Instead
We’re still following the spirit of the law, just not the letter of the law with this one. Yeah, turkey is great, but who’s got time for that? You can cook one or two whole chickens in less than half the time it takes to make one roast turkey. Less mess. Less cook time. Fewer leftovers. Everybody wins! Here’s the full recipe: https://www.purewow.com/recipes/skillet-roast-chicken-shmaltzy-potatoes
Substitute For Cranberry Sauce: Baked Brie With Cranberries And Pomegranate
Take the traditional cranberry sauce and toss it in the bin. WIth this new concoction, you will never go back. Baked brie is always a crowd pleaser and when combined with a tart and sweet fruit sauce it will have people stuff themselves without giving it a second thought. Here’s the full recipe: https://www.purewow.com/recipes/baked-brie-cranberries-pomegranate
Substitute For Mashed Potatoes: Pommes Anna Style Crispy Potatoes
Yes, you will still have lots of potatoes as a side for your new Thanksgiving feast, but they will be crispy, crunchy, and golden brown instead of wet and mushy. This recipe basically gives you the equivalent of a cross between potatoes au-gratin and potato chips. Check out the full mouth watering recipe here: https://www.purewow.com/recipes/pommes-anna
Substitute For Candied Yams: Balsamic-Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots
You’re still going to get an orange root vegetable that will be roasted and served with a sweet sauce, but with these carrots you will get a significantly deeper depth of flavor. These are definitely a great middle ground between the traditional super sweet candied yams and a more savory counterpart. Enjoy: https://www.purewow.com/recipes/balsamic-brown-sugar-carrots
Substitute Apple Pie For: Goat Cheese, Apple and Honey Tarts
All of the basics are there for a traditional apple pie, we’ve just swapped a few things around. These apple, honey, and goat cheese tarts will still pack a big, sweet, apple forward punch, but will have a savory and creamy followup with the goat cheese. Remember, goat cheese is very creamy and sweet with a slight hint of tang like in a yogurt. All of these things pair very well with apples and will have your guests clamoring for more. Recipe: https://www.purewow.com/recipes/goat-cheese-apple-honey-tarts
This Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reinvent your family’s traditional recipes in order to find something new and exciting. Remember, no matter the time of year, there is always something fun to do around Bosie. I am happy to help with any questions about home and garden, buying, selling, real estate, and beyond! Give me a call today, I’d love to hear from you.