Maybe you have to work on Thanksgiving Day. Or maybe you have any sudden issue for which you couldn’t plan on hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Or maybe you’ve planned on hosting Thanksgiving but haven’t had a chance to decide the menu. Here’s what you can do to save the day:
You can feed eight people, but it’d be pretty easy if you want to make it for four. You just need to cut it in half.
1. Roast the turkey in pieces
Cut the turkey in several pieces (two bone-in breast pieces and two whole legs) before roasting.
The benefits are:
It’ll cook faster. It’ll take only 20 mins and keep keep all the moisture and flavor intact.
It’s easy to add more flavors and juice without tempering the shape. Brush melted butter under and over the skin. Place the pieces on a baking sheet and pour some wine around.
The pan juice can be used as a flavored sauce if you want more gravy.
2. Serve a delicious kale salad
To add something green and fresh with the turkey, you can use a kale and Brussels sprout recipe. It’ll add an italian flavor to your meal. It’ll take 20 minutes only to make it. Use your food processor to slice the kale, almonds, apple, cheddar, and brussels sprouts.
3. Roast some squash and sweet potatoes
You can roast a bunch of sweet potatoes and Delicata squash. Try to cut these veggies into proper circles. Then serve the pieces on a circular platter and highlight the plate with fresh thyme sprigs and red-pepper flakes. It’s ready, place it in the oven for roasting.
Now, to add more variety you can prepare a gorgeous cranberry agrodolce. It’s a great sweet and sour italian dish, perfect for any occasion. You’ll require tart cranberries, red-wine vinegar, and sugar. You can use it as a condiment for the roasted turkey.
4. Make a skillet stuffing
Stuffing is must for any good recipe you make for Thanksgiving. So, on this occasion you can create a stuffing that’ll increase the taste of your turkey much more. For that, you’ll require ingredients like wild mushrooms (it’s the best thing for stuffing), hot & spicy Italian sausages, some fresh sage, and corns for extra flavour. You can also use white wine, grated cheese to make it richer and tastier. It’ll also take 20 to 25 mins, voila!! It’s ready to serve.
5. Make a frozen puff pastry
Now it’s time to prepare the dessert for Thanksgiving menu. You can prepare a maple-pear sheet tart, within 10 min. Just put it in the oven before starting up the dinner. You can use vanilla ice cream for dressing and pour some Italian amaro to drink after.
Why do we celebrate Veterans Day? Basically, to celebrate and to honor the brave soldiers, who have sacrificed their lives in America’s battles.
Veteran’s day was first celebrated as “Armistice Day”, on the occasion of the winning the war World War I between the Allies and Germany, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. Later, after winning the war over the Axis Powers in World War II, in 1954 the name was changed to “Veterans Day.”
It’s a day to honor American soldiers of all wars, for their sacrifice, patriotism and the commitment to serve for the good of the nation.
Veterans Day this year will be on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 and declared as a Federal Holiday on Friday, November 10th, 2017.
To pay respect to our veterans, popular stores like Walgreens, Lowe’s, and Dollar General offer attractive Veterans Day discounts.
Check out this 2017’s deals:
McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree
Veterans and Gold Star families are offered a complimentary lunch or dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s on Sunday, November 5th, 2017.
All active military personnel and veterans can opt for a complimentary entree under $12.95 on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November 2017. Any guests over age 21 can enjoy an alcoholic beverage for $6. Guests must provide their military IDs to get this offer.
Spaghetti Warehouse (Buy 1 Get 1 Free Meal)
Get a special “buy one entree, get one free” coupon offer from Spaghetti Warehouse. You can redeem coupons from 10th November through 12th November. The coupons will be available from 3rd November on the Spaghetti Warehouse website.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Veterans or active duty service members can get free lunch or dinner on Friday.
Applebee’s will provide Veterans and Active Duty Military members free meal, select from a limited menu on Veteran’s Day. You need to provide proof of service.
Bob Evans Restaurants are providing free select menu items to Veterans and active duty military on Veterans day.
Free pizza will be provided if anyone shows a valid Military ID.
Friendly’s Free Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Friendly’s is giving a free dine-in breakfast, lunch or dinner from select menus to veterans, active members of US army by showing valid IDs on 11-11-2017.
Hy-Vee Free Breakfast
Hy-Vee is providing a free breakfast buffet during regular breakfast hours on Veterans Day.
They are also offering free meal includes choice of entrée, two vegetables, bread and beverage. Guests need to submit valid military ID on Veterans Day. Offer valid from 11a.m. to closing.
Little Caesars Pizza
On Saturday, 11th November 2017, from 11am to 2pm, veterans and active military members can get a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo at Little Caesars Pizza.
On Sunday, November 12, veterans and active army personnel can get a free entrée. There are several restaurants who also provide such offers, they are – California Dreaming, The Tavern at Phipps, Chophouse ’47, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Burro Loco, Chophouse New Orleans, New York Prime, Gulfstream Cafe, etc.
On this day, from 5 PM to 9 PM, Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for veterans, retirees, and active duty personnel.