Friday, December 5, 2014

Style Me Bloggers: Favorite Holiday Meal

There are certain holidays that call for certain foods. I believe that the most renown one in the US is Thanksgiving. I know not everyone makes (or even likes for that matter) turkey for thanksgiving but it is the most well-known of the traditional foods. And I'm glad, because I really like it! So much so that I even make it once or twice a year "just because!"

My ideal Thanksgiving menu would include the following items which has been on our menu for roughly the last 20+ years with a few variations and/or additions, of course.

Roasted turkey with gravy (sometimes fried, sometimes smoked, but roasted is my fave.)
Sweet potato casserole (I've made this one, this one and this one in the past) 
Dressing (or stuffing, as some call it)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts (this is the recipe I made this year)
Cranberry Sauce (fresh, none of that canned stuff, like this recipe, 
subbing homemade truvia for the sugar)
Mashed potatoes (for my kids. I don't like 'em.)
Overnight salad (For me, because I like a little crunch.)

Since I've started eating the Trim Healthy Mama way, I've eliminated bread and off-plan desserts but if I *were* to cheat it would be with Apple Pie.Pecan for my hubby. Pumpkin for my son who loves it. 

We have quite a bit of family so everyone takes a dish or two to bring. No one makes everything for the meal. I love doing it this way because no one person is stressed out with all the shopping, cooking and cleaning. All the stress gets spread out. I'm interested to hear how others spend their favorite holiday with family and friends!

Linking this post with the other Style Me Bloggers. Be sure to check out their favorite holiday meals too!


  1. I totally feel you on no canned cranberry sauce!

  2. mmmm this makes me sooo excited for Christmas dinner!

  3. Roasted brussel sprouts sound delicious!

    1. They are! The linked recipe is easy to do too! Win-win!

  4. What's an overnight salad? I'm intrigued.

  5. My recipe is similar to this one minus the celery, sugar, seasoned salt, garlic and eggs. You make it the night before, making sure to seal the top with the mayo. It stays in the fridge until you serve it the next day. It's a make ahead recipe and that's always nice! If ound lots of variations that include different things like cauliflower or eliminate an ingredient like peas. http://www.karenskitchenstories.com/2014/06/overnight-layered-green-salad-with.html


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