Thanksgiving In My Kitchen

Hi Friends!

Sorry about my brief little blogging hiatus over the holiday weekend. I needed some time away from my computer icon smile Thanksgiving In My Kitchen I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Let’s play catch-up shall we?

I spent the Wednesday before Thanksgiving going crazy in the kitchen! I started my morning at the grocery store. I got there around 9am and I was super impressed with how well-stocked everything was! They had everything on my list, lots of helpful employees working, everything was neat and organized AND there was no line to checkout!

When I got home, I put everything away and got to work.

First, I cooked up a bag of dried black beans because I noticed my freezer stash was running low.

While those were simmering, I got to work on some homemade vegetable broth.

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I wanted to make my Grandma’s Turkey Dumpling Soup, but obviously needed to make some modifications this year. I decided to replace the turkey with chickpeas and potatoes, and make some veggie broth instead of turkey broth. It turned out great!

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I also cooked some wild rice for the stuffing I was planning to make! (Recipe coming Thursday). Then I started running out of timers and burners!

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While all of that was simmering, I made some strawberry jello and stuck it in the fridge to set so I could make Grandma’s Jello.

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Next I got a small batch of Mimi’s Cornbread in the oven for the hubby and I to enjoy icon smile Thanksgiving In My Kitchen

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I also made  a batch of my mom’s cranberry sauce….and after making it a bit too liquidy last year, I nailed it this year!!

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Around this time I needed a break from all the traditional Thanksgiving foods, so I got to work on my bars for the The Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap! Stay tuned for the recipe.

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And finally, after enjoying all of the above for Thanksgiving eve dinner, I made some of Jessica’s Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls.

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I brought the jello and the rolls to Thanksgiving, along with a vegetarian entree for hubby and I to enjoy instead of turkey. Stay tuned for that recipe on Wednesday!

What were you in charge of making for Thanksgiving this year??

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


Comments

  1. Yum, everything looks awesome!! I made the mashed potatoes, the asparagus, “creamed” kale, and desserts!

  2. i wasn’t in charge of making ANYTHING! my grandma and brad’s grandma do pretty much everything, which blows my mind.
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  3. I was in charge of desserts! So many tasty things here…those fluffy rolls…oh gawd :)
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  4. Oh my goodness were you busy. Everything loks delicious!
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  5. We always have an amazing wild rice dish at Thanksgiving :) One of my favourites! Thanks for the catch up :D Mouth watering pics, hun!

  6. Wild rice stuffing is my favorite! We made it with figs last year and I thought I’d found the promised land. :)

    This year I dined out, but did manage a bread pudding that I’m posting tomorrow. (Of course, my one dish was a dessert!)
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  7. Holy rolls! Those look SO good. I also enjoyed a little blogging hiatus last week – looks like you have plenty of recipes to share. Can’t wait!
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  8. Wow, everything looks amazing!! I saw those rolls on Jessica’s blog, and I was tempted to make them. I was responsible for making the homemade mashed potatoes and the dessert … gooey pumpkin butter cake. My mom did the rest. :)
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  9. I WANT those sweet potato dinner rolls!
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..How To Brine A Turkey

  10. I made a fancy/healthy green bean casserole :-)

  11. Yum, it all looks good! :)
    Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook recently posted..Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey & Sausage Stuffing Sandwich

  12. Yum! :) I was in charge of making Wild Rice Pilaf. I used Oh She Glow’s recipe that included pecans, dried cranberries, dried apricots, and golden raisins. It was definitely a hit!
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