Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup: Top Ten Recipes for a Delicious Thanksgiving

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Tis the season to start stuffing ourselves, and our turkeys.  Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?  I am.  And you know what?  I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  Sure, it’s stressful and there’s a lot going on, but it’s absolutely my favorite meal of the year.  I’ve tried a lot of Thanksgiving recipes in my day, and there are a few favorites I always return to.  The Herb Buttered and Brined Turkey recipe featured in this roundup is always my go-to Thanksgiving turkey, and my husband’s favorite “Thanksgiving in a Dish” dressing will make an appearance again this year as well…because if I didn’t make it, husband would be sad, and nobody wants a pouty husband at the Thanksgiving table.

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Turkey, Quinoa, Cranberries and Feta

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Turkey, Quinoa, Cranberries and Feta - Chew Nibble Nosh

Alrighty then.  Thanksgiving’s over, so what do we have?  Leftover turkey!!  I think many would argue that Thanksgiving leftovers may be the best part about the Thanksgiving feast.  So, when you’re finally hungry again after the gorge-fest that was Thursday, here’s a deliciously different, and healthy way to take care of some of those leftovers.

I love acorn squash, and stuffing it like this with a savory mixture of healthy quinoa, leftover turkey, cranberries, and some feta cheese (along with some other goodies) makes for a deliciously simple dinner.  Pair it with a salad, and you’re good to go.

The Ultimate Herb Butter Roasted, Brined Turkey – #OXOTurkeyDay Giveaway!

Herb Butter Roasted Brined Turkey - Chew Nibble Nosh #OXOTurkeyDay

 This year, in honor of the upcoming holiday, OXO has asked me to share my ultimate turkey recipe with you, along with a fabulous giveaway of the most ultimate turkey tools a cook could ask for!  Keep an eye out for these amazing tools in the post, and then learn how YOU can win a set too! 

(Are you ready for a long post?  If not, go grab a snack.  I’ll wait.)

Slow Cooker Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili and a Red Gold Giveaway!

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While I use my slow cooker all year long, it seems like I manage to bring it out more often in the fall and winter months.  On a day when the air is crisp, and my day is busy, there’s nothing more comforting than something cozy from the slow cooker.  My friends at Red Gold agree, and they are launching an amazing giveaway on their Facebook page.  From September 17th to October 8th, they’ll be giving away 2 Crock-Pots a day!  That’s 44 Crock Pots!  They are going to make a lot of homes and bellies very happy in the coming months!  Make sure you check it out, and enter often!

Turkey Veronique with Thyme Butter Sauce

Turkey Veronique with Thyme Butter Sauce - Chew Nibble Nosh

Don’t let that pretty plate fool you.

This dinner was delicious, and so simple to throw together that we had it on a weeknight!  From start to finish, it can be done in less than thirty minutes.

This also means that this would be a great Fall dish to entertain with, because you could spend most of your entertaining time with the people you’re entertaining!  Just make sure to have the turkey prepped and everything measured out beforehand, and it would make things super simple.  It would even make a great Thanksgiving dinner for a smaller crowd.  It’s turkey, right?  Throw some Thanksgiving-ish sides in with it, and you’re good to go!

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast with Herbs and Wine

Where has this year gone?  I truly can’t believe that it’s time for me to talk turkey already.  It seems like it was just yesterday that my mother and father in-law came to visit and I made this for them…but that was last year, before Thanksgiving.  Since we weren’t going to be able to have Thanksgiving Day dinner with them, I made a mini-Thanksgiving for us and had this turkey breast for the first time.  I’d never made a turkey breast before, always a whole turkey, and if I’m being honest, I wasn’t expecting much.

Crispy, Oven-Baked Chimichangas

Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, so I figured (like every other food blogger on the planet this week) that I’d throw a Mexican inspired meal your way.  I love Mexican food and, thankfully, my family does as well, so we are frequent patrons at the Mexican restaurants around town.  Every time we try a new Mexican place, my husband orders a chimichanga.  He feels that if they can make a chimi that he enjoys, it’s worth stopping in to visit them again.  I love a good chimi myself, but my waistline does not.  They are delicious for a reason…chicken or beef, stuffed with cheese, sometimes rice, and seasonings into a flour tortilla that’s then deep-fried and, sometimes, topped with more cheese, guacamole and sour cream?  It’s like a heart attack on a plate!  It’s one of those dishes that I can’t, in good conscience, eat all the time. If I did…well, we just don’t want to go there.

BLT Turkey Burgers

Warmer weather weekends mean it’s time to fire up the grill!  Down here in Georgia, I look for as many opportunities as I can to cook on the grill so I don’t have to heat up my house with the oven.  Thankfully, my husband loves to hang out at the grill, and he’s really good at it.  I do the prep, he does the grilling, we all enjoy the meal together. It all works out perfectly!