I have a confession…
I don’t really like turkey.
Out of the five other Thanksgivings I have only cooked up one, sort of Thanksgiving, dinner. On our very first Thanksgiving we drove up to Oregon to be with John’s family. The next, Easton’s first, was with friends; and, one of the most delicious, shout out Taylor! We’ve spent two others with our closest military friends, hey Andrew and Kim! Last year was a late night trip to Oregon. So, while I did try to do turkey sliders like my mom always did, they were just not the same without real Thanksgiving left overs.
One year I did buy a BBQ turkey tenderloin and fix it up with veggies and pie leading up to Thanksgiving, but that’s about all we’ve done.
This year is our first year with no additional plans. Just this little Ronan family at home. Unsure about what in the world to eat on Thanksgiving. We thought about going super non-traditional:
Homemade pizza night
Or, maybe keeping it traditional using a family recipe, Grandma June’s spaghetti.
But, we decided to keep up with the Thanksgiving theme. Having a meat as the main dish, and then traditional sides, and pies of course!
So, for the Ronan Thanksgiving 2018 we will be having a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Girlfriend has yet to make a good roast chicken at home…😩 Grandma Joy’s stuffing. Mashed potatoes… or, mashed cauliflower! Keto Pumpkin Pie, so I don’t have to feel as guilty about eating most of it myself. And, a store-bought pecan pie, because my husband doubts my baking experiments.
Here are some other notable Non-Traditional Thanksgivings
if you’re family is small like ours. Or, aren’t huge turkey fans… also, like us!
I had Facebook friends suggest a crab or steak dinner, Dr. Pepper pineapple ham, or even a pasta night instead!
Here are some good finds from Pinterest:
These meals are non-traditional in they are not the big bird, but they are still very fall friendly!