Easy Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

Thanksgiving Cornish Hen

Happy Thanksgiving!  Eric and I will be celebrating with my family, but from ages 18-25 I was single and on my own for Thanksgiving.  Sometimes I’d go to a restaurant with another single friend.  Sometimes I’d be invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with a friend and her husband.  A couple times I cooked a Thanksgiving dinner for a few other single friends.  One thing everyone seemed to agree on was that there’s no point in cooking the HUGE Thanksgiving recipes for just 1-4 people.  It’s too much food, time, and expense.  So I thought I’d share a collection of recent recipes I’ve posted that are perfectly sized for a newlywed (or retired) couple, a few single friends, or cooking for yourself.  They’re also EXTREMELY affordable.  The entire meal you see below is under $5 a serving!

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Satsuma Zest

Cranberry Sauce Satsuma Zest

I mentioned last year that I’m in charge of cranberry sauce for my family’s Thanksgiving meal.  My dad always wants the cranberry jelly in a can, but my mom, grandmother and I love real cranberry sauce.  Each year I sit back and smile as all the ladies at the table sing out “Pass the cranberry sauce!!!”  Last year was the first time I used satsumas instead of large navel oranges.  I loved the flavor and the fact that it’s using produce that’s in season.

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