Happy Thanksgiving Week!
As of most of you, I am quite fond of this holiday. Someone today asked me how I am able to love Thanksgiving when I don’t partake in the turkey part. To be honest, the turkey was never my favorite part. I remember loading my plate with mashed potatoes and corn and had barely any room for the turkey. But one thing I do remember that is slightly missed was the hot turkey sandwiches my dad would make the next day.
2 slices of white bread, leftover cold turkey, and hot gravy poured all over. The best leftover meal ever.
This year, I’m contributing a few side dishes and a dessert. Leave it to me to bring the vegetable sides. I think it’s just expected that I’ll be the one who will provide the only shed of green on the table. I’m okay with that.
With the hustle and bustle of the week ahead, I prepared myself and made a few make-ahead meals for the week. Yesterday, I made a large batch of my Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers to freeze and tonight, it was a batch of Mama Pea’s Spicy African Peanut Stew.
In the word’s of Mama Pea…”oh my peas this was good!”
The only change I made was I added a few sprigs of fresh rosemary which only elevated the flavors.
A side salad with spinach, goat cheese, raspberries, and avocado and a hefty hunk of C-Ville crunch. (still working my way to the end of this thing. I have one or two more servings left)
I hope this is a short and sweet week for you all. Happy turkey prepping!
What are you bringing to the Thanksgiving table this year? – I asked Toly this question tonight and his response…”I’m paying for whatever you’re bringing.” Nice!