I say the same thing every year – I simply cannot believe the holidays are right around the corner already! How is it that they manage to sneak up on me like this year after year after year?
While we’re going to be traveling to Connecticut, to my wife’s parents’ house for Thanksgiving this year, I wanted to use the next couple weeks as time to plan and cook a small, Kamado-style Thanksgiving dinner for the three of us. Nothing huge, but a smoked turkey is definitely in order, as are my tried and true coal-roasted sweet potatoes, and yes, say what you will, but I don’t do Thanksgiving without a cheap, generic can of sliced cranberry sauce! We’ll probably finish it off with an apple pie cooked in a cast-iron skillet on the grill. Can’t wait!
I know many of you guys are busy planning your Thanksgiving feasts as well, so I’d love to hear what’s on your menu and how you plan on cooking everything – leave me a comment below!
Don’t miss these links!
- Giveaway: Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Turkey Fryer – Chris, over at Nibble Me This, is giving away a Char-Broil Oil-Less turkey fryer, so even if you don’t happen to have a Kamado to cook your turkey on this year, you can still put a fantastic bird on the table without having to mess with all the oil needed in a traditional turkey fryer! The drawing ends on November 12, so head on over and enter for your chance to win.
- Smoked Mac and Cheese – Another awesome contender for Thanksgiving side dish! Weekend Grilling details each step of their Kamado-style macaroni and cheese recipe that’s literally been years in the making.
- BBQ Jalapeño Poppers – I’m probably one of the only Kamado owners on the planet who hasn’t gotten around to making BBQ Jalapeño Poppers yet, but you can bet these are on my to-do list and will be going on the grill as soon as I get my hands on a bunch of fresh jalapeños.