Thanksgiving for Two-
Thanksgiving for two, well two and a half if you include Izzy ( wink). Thanksgiving is officially our daughter’s holiday. She hosts it at her house. She has a large family and it is even larger when you add her extended family. My limited diet makes it difficult to eat at big gatherings. But, we still attend Thanksgiving at her home, we bring dessert! After dinner at our home we will join our daughter, her family and all of her in laws for dessert. I will be bringing my pecan pie and pumpkin pie and maybe some cookies from the cookie swap too.
For our Thanksgiving meal I will serve plenty of food so we can have leftovers for a few days. Sometimes the leftovers make the best meals. I will be making a simple roasted rosemary chicken and gravy. I am sharing my pan gravy with your today.
How To Make Easy Pan Gravy-
When your chicken or turkey has finished cooking remove it from the roasting pan and place it on a serving platter to rest. Put the roasting pan filled with all of the drippings onto the burner. You may want to skim off a bit of the fat but that is optional. Heat on medium high until it starts to lightly brown (more like a golden color) reduce heat to medium. In a bowl, whisk together about 3 tablespoons of flour and ¼ cup of milk or cream .(I use lactose free milk). You may need a bit more of both flour and milk/cream depending on how much gravy you will be making. Whisking the milk/cream before you add it to the drippings helps to avoid lumps. Pour the milk flour mixture into the pan drippings, add a bit of salt and pepper to taste. Use a fork to combine all ingredients together, scrape all of the wonderful and flavorful bits off of the bottom of the roasting pan. Continue to stir and cook until it meets your desired consistency. If it is to thick add a bit more milk/cream. If it is to thin make a bit more flour milk mixture and add it slowly. Then strain it all through a mesh sieve/strainer (into a bowl or gravy boat). My Mother taught me how to make this easy and delicious pan gravy when I was a young girl. It is a hit every time.
Green beans from our garden will be our simple side dish this year. I have several bags of them in the freezer. I just steam them, no sauces or seasonings. Just fresh tasting and bright green.
I will also be serving mashed potatoes using the remaining new potatoes from our garden. We have a few potatoes stored in a burlap bag in our cold storage just waiting to be part of our Thanksgiving meal.
I like the flavor of new (red) potatoes when they have been whipped into a creamy frenzy and topped with a bit of margarine (hubby has butter).
The stuffing this year will be a challenge (you can find my original stuffing recipe here). I look forward to sharing my migraine safe updated version shortly. Do you call it stuffing or dressing?
I know some of you are going to frown at this ….we eat canned cranberry sauce! We love it and it is easier for me to monitor the sugar when it is a piece of sliced cranberry jellied goodness.
This year I am going to give homemade “canned” cranberry sauce a try. Thanks to Bonnie at the blog A Golden Afternoon. I found her blog and this recipe on pinterest. Please visit her original post HERE Photo from her site.
We will be using these sweet new napkins I picked up at Gordmans .
The table will have fresh flowers too, most days you will see fresh cut flowers on our table. These are such a lovely color ♥
Hubby’s favorite pecan pie will cool on the counter while we enjoy our meal and our time of reflection.
After our tummies have been filled we will take the pie and share dessert at our daughter’s home. I used to think I would miss cooking for a large group .
But, over the years I have come to delight in our Thanksgiving for Two.
Will you be hosting a big Thanksgiving meal or will you have Thanksgiving for Two?
I had better mention that there will be no Thursday Favorite Things blog hop this week .. …Oh heck, you will be to full to hop around anyway, giggle.
I’ll pop in with a post on Thanksgiving morning and I have a fun craft to share on Friday ♥ If you don’t visit until the weekend. I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving.