I’m totally all about “traditional” when it comes to our annual Thanksgiving meal. For us it’s always the same. I know traditional varies from one region of the country to another and each family has their own special “must haves”. For us, it’s turkey, stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes, gravy, great veggies and some yummy bread or dinner rolls. I’m in heaven with a dinner like this and give thanks with every fabulous bite.
But you know what? Once Thanksgiving Thursdays’s come and gone, I’m ready to roll with something out of the ordinary. Something that will transform my humble turkey remains into another heavenly feast, this time a meal all dressed up in brand new clothes! Check out a few of our favorite recipes below. Some of them call for chicken, but turkey works just as well.
Turkey Tortilla Soup – so good my husband had three helpings!
Chicken & Dumpling Soup – comfort food extraordinaire!
White Bean Chicken Chili – south of the border flavor along with lots of healthy veggies!
Roasted Red Pepper & Chicken Coconut Curry w/ Avocado-Mango Relish – an all time favorite here at The Café! It’s not only loaded with fabulous flavor, it’s healthy and quite hardy too, a meal in a bowl!
Arugula & Chicken Salad w/ Blackberries, Sweet Curried Pecans & Honey-Grapefruit Vinaigrette – so fresh and delicious! Use pomegranate arils, diced apples or orange slices in place of the blackberries, if desired. I have to say though, berries are a really fun, unexpected treat at this time of the year.
Balsamic Strawberry Pizza with Chicken, Sweet Onion and Applewood Smoked Bacon – I know, I said five recipes but I couldn’t help myself. This is one of the all-time favorite recipes of Café readers. You only need a few pretty strawberries and it will put everyone in the most festive mood!