Who says you can’t have a great & super yummy Thanksgiving in a Tiny House? Not this girl!
It’s a fair assumption that because we live in a Tiny House we would be spending Thanksgiving elsewhere, right? I mean, we do have limited storage options and a small oven- definitely not ideal for the pounds of food that Thanksgiving normally celebrates.
Despite the obstacles (albeit small ones) we chose to spend Thanksgiving at home, and to still cook up our favorite bells and whistles for the Holiday!
Turkey, of course! Jeff found this sweet recipe online that allows us to cook our small, 5-pound turkey in our crock-pot (didn’t I say those are essential!?). He’ll be cooking it with a bit of pre-cooked bacon to ‘seal the flavor’ in. I’ve never heard of this before but I’m excited to try it!
We’re sticking pretty traditional sides, with some mashed potatoes and corn-on-the-cob. Also, what’s Thanksgiving without a little bit of stuffing- my personal favorite! I grew up with a mother who would home-make the stuffing every year (with saved breadcrumbs and all!), but this year because of lack of storage and lets be honest, major lack of knowledge, we bought a little pre-madeish stuffing bag with all the crumbs and seasoning. We’ll be adding some essential ingredients such as celery and onion to give it the necessary texture that *is* Thanksgiving Stuffing.
What’s Thanksgiving without a couple hundred desserts!? Just kidding of course, but seriously.
We’re making a deeelicious lemon meringue pie (upon Jeffrey’s request), and an apple pie. Originally, we were just going to save the apple pie for the next day when we celebrate Thanksgiving at Jeff’s parents house, but his mother already had that covered. So although apple pie is not one of Jeff’s favorite, I’m making it anyway! Apple pies, hands down, are my favorite thing to make for Thanksgiving.
Although typically I wouldn’t include ‘drinks’ under ‘dessert’, I will make an exception in this case. After all, ‘ginger ale’ and grape juice is mostly sugar anyway! We’re mixing the two together (whaaat!) to create a grape-soda sort of drink. My family growing up would call this ‘October Ale’, based on the Brian Jaques books. Of course, I forgot about this phenomenal idea… until Jeffrey re-discovered it on Pinterest.
So, there’s that- our Tiny House Thanksgiving Menu! Keeping it simple, yet classic. We’ll be vlogging some on Thanksgiving so you can see how this holiday unfolds in our Tiny House. So check out our youtube channel to see more Tiny House updates and ideas!
If you had to choose only a few foods for your Thanksgiving meal, what would they be? Do you have any favorites- and what food could you definitely live without? (For me, I can always do without green bean cassarole!)