This year, I decided that I did not want the usual Thanksgiving meal. No Turkey, no dressing/stuffing, no candied yams, no pumpkin/sweet potato pie….
My dinner came out as a simple meal fit for any day of the week…
Originally, I planned to cook a pork roast, but never went to the store to buy one. Finally, I decided to just cook a normal meal. I had a couple recipes I was developing and didn’t want to spend time thinking about Thanksgiving dinner..
I had two packages of ribs in the freezer, left from when my sister, brother-in-law and brother came to visit about a month ago. They aren’t very large packages, so I took one out to be thawed.
I used the kitchen shears to cut into smaller pieces and sprinkled my usual spicy mix over them. I love spicy food, so there is definitely some garlic and cayenne in there!
Then, my thought was ‘what should I fix to go with the ribs?’. Lately, I haven’t been really into cooking like I used to really like doing. I also had just bought a bag of Klondike Gold Dust potatoes, so that meant potatoes of some kind. Well, baked potato fries won out.
Whole Foods Market has unsalted, no additives frozen potatoes that I really like. Since I did not have any, I sliced up some of the potatoes and baked them
One thing I did not want was to have lots of left-overs, so I cooked accordingly. Made a couple of desserts…
Well, the two recipes came out good, will make again for proofing.
Double Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
Tropical Pudding Cake
I had left-over Pork n Beans Style Baked Beans in the freezer, so I thawed and microwaved those.
The day was a very relaxing, no fuss day. I tried to get some of the year-end tasks done, like going over year-end donations and holiday cards.
I even made Banana pancakes for breakfast! I made them on Wednesday and they were so good, made them again on Thanksgiving. Served up with additional bananas and blueberry syrup.
I had a pleasant uneventful day. Hoping everyone else enjoyed their day.