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My family is likely much like yours. We have college kids, married kids, kids who live or go to school in other states. We hadn’t had the whole family together in several years.
This year is a little more sad because our youngest, who attends college 3500 miles away, simply can’t come home for Thanksgiving. It would take a day to travel in each direction and it just doesn’t make sense. So he’ll go to a friend’s house and we will hold him in our thoughts until Christmas break.
The day is not far off when none of them can join us for the Thanksgiving holiday. Perhaps that’s already where you are? If so, I hope this holiday menu for two helps you celebrate where you are now. Because you are not cooking for a crowd, we chose recipes that would be easy and quick to prepare, leaving you with some time to take a walk in the Fall weather and enjoy each other’s company.
We need to be thankful for the the love of our family, even when they can’t be physically present.
Spicy Breakfast Muffins (to tide you over until dinner) – Make these the day before and keep them in the freezer for an easy and quick breakfast.
Because this is a holiday and it’s ALL about the leftovers, I’ve left the portions for 4-6 people but I wrote the scaled down ingredients in the recipe notes if you prefer to make smaller servings.
If you do the whole recipe, you can freeze the portions you don’t plan to eat, wrap them up and give new parents the gift of a meal they don’t have the energy to cook, or just enjoy the leftovers through your long weekend.
Download your Kitchen Helper printable and post it on your fridge or pantry door to make it that much easier to always have the necessities on hand for quick and easy meals for two.