Thanksgiving is just around the corner. A day for family, eating too much, and either playing football or sacking out on the couch.
My family never placed a lot of emphasis on Thanksgiving. We kept our dinner relatively low key, and often times, would simply go out to dinner. Not a lot of preparation or high stress.
My mom (a German immigrant) always said,
Leave it to Americans to put a major holiday that close to Christmas.
And I have to agree with her. You see, in Germany, “Thanksgiving” is in October when the harvest actually comes in. Of course, they don’t have Halloween, but that gives them the entire two months to prepare for Christmas. And believe me, it can take them the full two months to prepare. So you can see why my Mom was a little disgruntled with Thanksgiving.
But now that Mini Chef is getting a little older, I’m starting to become a bit more inclined towards cooking a whole clean eating Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. My German upbringing is losing it’s hold, and this all-encompassing American tradition is squeezing it’s way in.
I have tried to clean up a few dishes every year so that eventually I can do an entirely clean dinner. So here’s the collection I have so far. I’ll add a few more next year, and the year after that….
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FREE THANKSGIVING PLANNING CALENDAR!
I try to give you guys something free to go with your purchase. So here is a calendar to help you plan and get everything done for the big meal! Get it here.