A Turkey-Free Thanksgiving
Nov 09, 2012 05:26PM ● Published by Anonymous
But if the bird isn’t the word when it comes to your holiday celebration, that’s OK. Even though I like turkey, it’s not the star of the day to me. What really matters are the side dishes – mashed potatoes, corn casserole, green beans, sweet potatoes, and biscuits are just a few of the items that grace the table. So if someone were to replace that turkey with, say, a succulent duck dish or mouthwatering roast beef, the only one that would gasp in horror is Mother Tradition herself.
We’ve collected a variety of non-turkey options that would please everyone but the most traditional of guests. Please note that none of these recipes have been tested by yours truly, but they come from trustworthy sources.
Maple-Glazed Duck with Savoy Cabbage (from Oprah.com)
Roasted Duck with Figs (From The New York Times)
Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken (From Simply Recipes)
Cornbread-stuffed Cornish Game Hens (from Epicurious)
Will there be turkey on your Thanksgiving table this year? If not, what makes you break tradition?