Sigh… it’s weird how Thanksgiving is right around the corner and no one is rushing around the grocery stores and planning for the “big day.” I know… it’s because I’m in Germany and (obviously) Germany doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. But why? It’s such a nice holiday to have! You get a long weekend… you cook all day with your family and friends and then you eat turkey until you can’t move…
That sounds like a blast to me.
Seriously, I’m feeling a little Thanksgiving deprived this year. Usually I would totally forget the fact that I don’t live in the states for this long weekend… take off of work… and make Thanksgiving myself! It’s worked pretty well up until this point, where I can’t just randomly take off of work for a few days. So this week, instead of rushing around tying to find “American” ingredients to make a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, I’m pondering over the Thanksgivings I’ve had in the past and getting a little down in the dirt.
But that’s how life is, and if I can’t make Thanksgiving this year, then the best I can do is help those who can!!!
Which is why I’m bringing back two recipes from last year…
I’m pretty much set on serving dinner guests with a dessert in a glass. It is the absolute easiest and most practical way to serve dessert on such a big day. Here’s why:
- The serving sizes are portioned out in easy to manage (and I must say, trendy) glasses. This means, no cutting slices and no pies that fall apart.
- These can easily be made ahead of time and pulled out of the refrigerator before being served. There’s nothing worse than having no oven space and no counter space on Thanksgiving. Make ahead desserts are the way to go!
- They’re just so damn cute… and delicious!
Everyone is expecting a pie on Thanksgiving. That much I know for sure. But why do we have to keep our pies in the typical and traditional pie plate? Break out of the box a little and try out these awesome little pie in a glass recipes. They’re less stressful and everyone will love having their own portioned desserts served right to them! Then, they can decide how many they want to eat! 1… 2… or even 3!