This year, like many years, we are staying home and foregoing traveling. It's not that we don't like seeing the family, we'll see them at Christmas, and that's plenty for me. I'm just not a big family get together person. I know that is most people's favorite part of the holidays, but not me. I would rather celebrate with close friends and family and avoid the uncomfortable time with extended family. Because, let's face it, J and I are the city dwellers that venture in the country. We're the only ones that don't live within a 5 mile radius of the rest of the family (on J's side, my side is all over the place). We are city folks and proud of it. We don't know who or what everyone else is talking about, and frankly, don't care. I know that sounds harsh and I'm sure you're judging us right now, but that's just how we feel. We're the odd men out, we're the ones that don't fit in. And I personally would love to avoid the headache I get every time we visit. It's just too much for me and usually too much for J.
|Run turkey, run!|
Also, since J's a vegetarian, okay, he's a pescatarian, a main meal of turkey is not an option. So what are we going to have? Well if you've made it this far, I'll tell you. I'm going to try a bunch of recipes I found on Pinterest as well as some of our favorites.
|Better Homes and Garden|
So, it's not a a traditional meal, but it still has traditional items, except for the turkey and stuffing. It's just my spin on things.
What is everyone else having for Thanksgiving? Do you do the whole traditional thing or do you think outside the box?
You can find any of the recipes I'll be trying on my Pinterest food board or just click on the pictures (or links below) to go straight to the recipe.
Side store - the first time I volunteered to make Thanksgiving dinner, I was in high school. I opted out of the turkey as well and made garlic roasted duck. I just can't stick to tradition.