Make this Thanksgiving dinner one your family will remember. Serve them up some deliciously seasoned turkey, stuffing and gravy all nestled on a table perfectly decorated for the holiday.
Bring the tropics to your Thanksgiving feast by serving up a turkey full of citrus and nutmeg seasonings with this simple turkey rub.
2 tbs. Ground Ginger
2 tbs. Brown Sugar
2 tbs. Orange Zest
1 tbs. Finely Ground Black Pepper
¼ tsp. Ground Nutmeg
¼ tsp. Ground Cloves
Butter: Tub of butter works best
Mix all ingredients together, blend with tub of butter and then refrigerate overnight. When preparing the turkey, cut a slit near the opening to separate the skin from the meat. Rub mixture between the skin and meat until entire top of the turkey is covered. Cook turkey according to directions.
Serve with stuffing recipe below and a side of gravy.
Make some homemade cornbread stuffing with the following recipe that will have your families mouth watering.
2 packages of corn muffin mix
1 can of cream corn
2 beaten eggs
½ cup plain yogurt
¼ cup milk
1 chopped onion
2 stalks of chopped celery
1 chopped green pepper
4 cloves of garlic minced
2 tsp. Thyme
1 tsp. Basil
2 tsp. Oregano
Black pepper and salt to taste
3 cups chicken broth
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine muffin mix, corn, eggs, yogurt and milk until moist. Bake for 20 minutes. Melt butter in sauté pan, add onions, celery and garlic until onions are golden brown. Add remaining ingredients. Blend butter and corn bread mix together.
To show your Thanksgiving holiday spirit and decorate the table with a gold tablecloth covered with fabric (or other material) leaves. Then set all place settings on table. Once table is set, add some more decorations like small nuts, pumpkins and gourds. Create nameplates by writing guests names on place cards and then inserting into a small pumpkin. To insert place card in pumpkin simply cut a small slit on the top of the pumpkin and slide card in.
Serve your best Thanksgiving dinner ever and enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!!