20 Minute Meals, Leftovers, Potatoes, Grains & More, Recipes, Thanksgiving

What To Do With Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes are one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner.  Especially when they are smothered with turkey gravy!  But what do you do with the leftover mashed potatoes when you've already had your leftover Thanksgiving dinner?  Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes! My pregnant self was craving hash browns after our Friendsgiving dinner, but I had… Continue reading What To Do With Leftover Mashed Potatoes

20 Minute Meals, Beverages, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving dinner! I always tend to forget about making fun drinks during the holidays, and usually just resort to wine and beer.  And while wine and beer definitely work, it's not very festive.  At our Friendsgiving this past weekend, I served this Apple Cider Sangria, and… Continue reading Apple Cider Sangria

Holidays, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Tip: Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Oven and stove space can be hard to find on Thanksgiving, and that can be extremely frustrating.  By planning ahead and preparing, not only will you save time on Thanksgiving Day, but there will be one less pot to worry about keeping warm and then having to clean. Mashed Potatoes are a great make for… Continue reading Thanksgiving Tip: Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Best Of Mom's Bistro, Holidays, Thanksgiving

What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

There is so much that you can do with Thanksgiving Leftovers; Turkey Soup, Stuffing Waffles, Turkey Sandwiches.  Making something else with leftovers is easy, but figuring out ho to send guests home with leftovers can be frustrating. How do you send leftovers home?  For us, we dish out our tupperware to guests, and then cross… Continue reading What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

Holidays, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Planner – Get A Head Start on Thanksgiving Now with FREE Printables!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite months!  We always celebrate early with a Friendsgiving dinner with our family friends, and again a second time, just the three of us on Thanksgiving Day.  Most of the time, our second Thanksgiving is just appetizers while we watch football all day.  Like in previous years, I… Continue reading Thanksgiving Planner – Get A Head Start on Thanksgiving Now with FREE Printables!

Basics, Kid Approved, Potatoes, Grains & More, Preschool, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Make Your Mashed Potatoes Stand Out this Thanksgiving with Simple Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Two simple ingredients turn everyday Mashed Potatoes into something special.  I absolutely LOVE mashed potatoes, and Herbed Mashed Potatoes are turning into my favorite way to eat them. I don't know what it is about it, but by simply adding chives and parsley, my mashed potatoes were transformed. There are so many ways of making… Continue reading Make Your Mashed Potatoes Stand Out this Thanksgiving with Simple Herbed Mashed Potatoes

How-To, Kid Approved, Poultry, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Turkey 101: How To Brine A Turkey

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and if you're thinking of brining a turkey this year, follow these tips for a moist, flavorful bird! Brining a turkey is extremely easy, it has a basic ratio of water to salt and sugar that you can add your own, flavors to.  This year, I cheated and… Continue reading Turkey 101: How To Brine A Turkey

Kid Approved, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Vegetables

Easy Balsamic and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Sweet, savory and full of bacon!  Add these simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic at your Thanksgiving table and watch them disappear - even from the pickiest eaters. In our house, we do Thanksgiving early because of the blog.  It's usually a FriendsGiving, and I do what I love, and serve everyone a… Continue reading Easy Balsamic and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Basics, Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches, Kid Approved, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Sometimes Simple Is best – Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing

This traditional Thanksgiving stuffing is everything you want it to be and your family will be stuffing themselves. I guess that this recipe is actually dressing as we're not actually stuffing the bird, but we still call it stuffing.  Usually, I like to make a corn bread stuffing, but this year, I wanted to change… Continue reading Sometimes Simple Is best – Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing