Thanksgiving Madness. It’s totally a thing. When I was younger, I used to take Thanksgiving VERY seriously. I’d cook the entire Thanksgiving meal including dessert, and since I had way too much on my plate, something would inevitably fail or not turn out and I’d get super bummed.
But now I’m just like, so what, who cares. There’s a chance that the turkey might be on the dry side, you might burn something, heck, I dunno, you might even drop a whole dish on the floor (I’ve done this). I recommend to treat those moments with laughs and shrugs…and then proceed to pour a ton of gravy over the turkey–that’s what it’s there for anyway. Thanksgiving cooking is supposed to involve lots of wine, laughs and way too many cooks in the kitchen. All that makes it Thanksgiving.
If you’d like some ideas for sides and stuffing and dessert, I got some.
Stuffing Muffins – People will think you’re the most adorable person in the world if you make stuffing muffins. I mean, look at them! Cuteness central.
I’m VERY stoked about this savory bread pudding. I’ll admit, it ain’t the prettiest thang on the block, but it’s delicious. Like, dang delicious; think crispy on the outside and soft and moist hydrated on the inside. There’s salty, sweet and butteriness going on, too.
This savory bread pudding situation has officially replaced normal stuffing in my brain. Like, why would I ever go back? I can’t. I won’t!
If you’ve never had stuffing made with eggs before, you are missing out, my friends. This bread pudding combines rich, buttery challah bread with a custard mixture of sorts: eggs, heavy cream, milk and the perfect amount of nutmeg.
Also, can we all just talk about how pancetta is the cinnamon roll of the meat world? I mean…look at that swirl. I see a cinnamon roll in my pancetta. RIGHT?
I actually never left, but sometimes the one day breaks between posts make me miss you a lot. I can say this because we’ve moved past the whole newness in our relationship. I don’t care if I love you more at this point. It just is what is…you know?!
Wait, do you think it’s weird I’m talking about our relationship in public like this? Whatever. DEAL!
I feel like you know me pretty well at this point. You understand who I am as a person. You know I have an affinity for glitter nail polish. You know I cry sometimes and make pancakes. You know I think fantasy football is stupid. You ALSO know that I loooove to try and make stuff cute.
I made churros (that sometimes can look like…I don’t have to say it. You know)…into Churro Tots! And complicated pretzels into Pretzel Tots. And sloppy, meat sandwiches into Sloppy Joe Sliders! I’m starting to think my life calling is to take normal dishes that are totally minding their own business and give them a “cute” makeover.
Almost like that scene in Clueless when D and Cher take Ty from rough and stoner-like to cute and dumb. Just like that…but with sandwiches and fried things…and now, stuffing.