Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

On Wednesday (the day before Thanksgiving) Tom and I found ourselves scrambling to put together a Thanksgiving dinner. Usually we will just mooch off of one of his five siblings who live in Utah, but all of them were either out of town or eating with in-laws.

Now let me stop you before you say "Oh, you should have come to my house for Thanksgiving, we would have loved to have you!"
Thank you, that is very sweet.  We did get some offers, but decided we liked the idea of an intimate Thanksgiving at home.
After a quick trip to Macey's, we had everything we needed.  

P.S.  This is a perfect great example of why Macey's is my favorite grocery store.

Here are some shortcuts I took to make my Thanksgiving for two even easier*.
(*Easy is relative.  I mean, we are talking Thanksgiving here.)

No turkeys here!  I still wanted to stuff something so I bought a couple cornish hens.  They're soooooo cute and small!  (And then I realized they're 5-week-old chickens and felt guilty for a few minutes, but I got over it.)
Buy bagged salad! Normally I'm too cheap to pay twice the price for half the amount of salad, but on Thanksgiving, it's totally worth it.
Store-bought pie! I used to fight for the right to bake my mom's famous pies.  But guess what, I was the only one who cared if they were homemade or not.  Plus, Tom wanted pecan pie and that's not in my repertoire.

The hens ready to get their tan on.

The final result!  This may be a Thanksgiving for two, but I still made way too much food.  But that's okay.  What's Thanksgiving without leftovers?

We finished our Thanksgiving Day with a two-player board game appropriately named "Gobblet"!  Tom and I are kinda obsessed with this game right now.  Alright, I'm the one obsessed with it because it's the only game I can BEAT Tom at!

It's kinda like tic tac toe, but with 4x4 squares instead on 3x3.  And you get to gobble each other's pieces.  You should try it.  It's super fun!

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