Hello, procrastinators. Still don’t have a plan for Thanksgiving. Fear not. While your chances of finding a turkey are dwindling by the minute, there’s still plenty of time to whip up some dishes for Thanksgiving without a lot of stress.
Take this breakfast casserole that I demonstrated how to make on the Charlotte Today show this morning. It won’t be part of your Thanksgiving spread, but when everyone realizes they forgot to plan breakfast there will be plenty of thanks when you pull this out of the oven. I love this savory version with mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes, and onions, but you can just as easily make it a French Toast casserole with a little sugar and cinnamon.
With only three weeks until Thanksgiving, it’s time to start thinking about pies. Pecan, pumpkin, and apple pie are the holy trinity of my dessert world and each year it’s a struggle to decide which one to make. Last year, unable to come to a decision, I ended up making one of each. I know…I’m crazy.
But to be honest it was worth it. I enjoyed every bite of gooey pecan pie filling, scraped my plate clean of pumpkin pie with its dollop of whipped cream, and still managed to enjoy the flaky crust of the apple pie. In short, I was in pie heaven. And while I think that three pies should be mandatory for any Thanksgiving feast, I also realize that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. So if there is only time to make one pie, than which one should it be?