This year I had no intentions of doing a Thanksgiving dinner. For those who do not know, Thanksgiving in Canada is the second Monday of October. This year, it was October 9th. The last two years on our own I have made either a chicken or small turkey for Scott and whoever we invited over. This year we didn’t want the hassle, as Scott was working all weekend. After a trip to the grocery store on Saturday though, I knew I couldn’t skip a year. We were going to do Thanksgiving our way.
I originally bought Scott a chicken breast to make, but in the end he convinced me to make him chicken wings…he told me since it was Thanksgiving “our way” it was fine.
Since I’m vegetarian I wanted lots of veggie sides to fill my plate.
I ended up roasting yam wedges, broccoli, carrots and Brussels sprouts. I sauteed green beans, and cooked up some corn in butter.
IT WAS DELICIOUS!
This was my first time making fresh Brussels sprouts. I’m not sure I’ll be able to go back to frozen now. They were so fresh, like, so fresh you could taste the freshness in every bite. I wasn’t totally sure how to prepare them so I just cut off the ends and then cut them in half. I then tossed in olive oil, pink Himalayan salt, pepper, and some garlic powder.
All of the veggies were roasted at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The yams were in for 45 minutes, flipping every 15 minutes. The others were in for half an hour, flipping halfway.
They were perfect 🙂
I just made Scott frozen wings as those are his favorite. I marinated them in Frank’s Red Hot sauce before cooking them.
The green beans were just sauteed in olive oil with a bit of pink Himalayan salt and garlic powder.
This was such an easy Thanksgiving dinner to throw together. Very delicious. I cannot wait to make something like this again at Christmas. And I have leftovers for dinner tonight 😉
What veggie options do you do for Thanksgiving?
How do you do Thanksgiving your own way?