Traditional turkey dinners with all the trimmings can be rather overwhelming if you don't have a big guest list. This four-course menu, centered around a cider-brined turkey breast captures all the great elements of Thanksgiving dinner, but with a bit less work and fewer leftovers.
Apple Cider Brined Turkey Breast - Brining a turkey breast only takes about 5 hours and the moist, flavorful results are well worth the effort. This brine uses apple cider to add a subtle sweetness to the turkey.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Chestnut Soup - A rich, velvety soup made with roasted butternut squash, chestnuts, apple cider and cream - perfect as a starter for a holiday or special occasion meal
Southern-Style Green Beans - Slow cooked with smoky bacon and sweet onions, these Southern-style green beans are sure to become a family favorite.
Roasted Garlic And Thyme Potatoes - Roasted potatoes get a real flavor boost from fresh thyme and garlic.
Fresh Cardamom Spiced Applesauce - Making fresh applesauce is so easy and the extra flavor is well worth the effort. This recipe uses cinnamon and cardamom for a wonderfully aromatic flavor combination.
Cranberry-Orange Upside Down Cake - A tangy combination of cranberries and oranges top this buttery, moist upside-down cake - a perfect ending for a holiday dinner.