The thanksgiving essentials

A mini thanksgiving is perfect for the younger crowd. This year, we are having a huge family thanksgiving and won’t get to do this but here’s a cool idea:

Three essentials to a complete thanksgiving-
1) a stuffed turkey – it doesn’t need to be huge. Just remember to brine it and then baste it while it’s in the oven. Stuff it with lentils, shaved carrots, and other goodies. Whatever you’ve got. You don’t need to go out and buy stovetop.

2) The thanksgiving parfait- take a large dollar store plastic wine glass. Layer cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, mashed potatoes, and gravy on top! Lay the out for everyone to just grab them. Take champagne flutes from the dollar store and/or shot glasses and fill them with the individual items for those who don’t want the parfait.

3) personal pies can be handmade or you can get one of those twenty dollar electric mini pie makers. Fill your crusts with pumpkin, apple or pecan pie filling 🙂

Hardly and cleanup!

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