I found this recipe out of people magazine and it was really good. Generally speaking I don't really like stuffing (it's mushy bread cooked in a dead bird) but this was actually tasty (and not cooked inside the bird). It was the hit of the night.
What you need: 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 pound of sausage (chopped), 1 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper, 3 tablespoon minced garlic, 6 1/2 cups of cornbread (that's two small packages of the mix from the grocery store), 1 tablespoon Creole Seasoning (which I mixed myself using Emril's recipe), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, 5 cups chicken broth (I used about 4.5 cups), 6 tablespoons melted butter.
What to do:
Sadly, these were the flop. I tied to make them in the crock pot the ended up being undercooked. :(
Roasted Brussels Sprouts:
We used this recipe from Kevin is Cooking but we added bacon.
What you need: 1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts (cut in half), 3 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons honey.
What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
3. Toss brussels sprouts with the olive oil salt and pepper.
4. Bake 'em for about 20 minutes.
5. Put 'em in a boal and toss them with balsamic and honey.
We rounded the meal out with crescent rolls, green beans, turkey, ham and two kinds of pie (because we couldn't choose between pumpkin and apple). It was nice to be with friends and family and just relax. Our furnace actually went out on Thanksgiving morning which was a big bummer but it was pretty warm Thursday through Saturday and with the help of a couple space heaters the house stayed pretty toasty.