For many, the holidays will be a little different this year due to coronavirus. But just because you can’t gather around a table with your friends and fam this, that doesn’t mean Thanksgiving has to be a total bust… at least, not according to Ina Garten.
This year, the “Barefoot Contessa” says “when life gives you lemons, make… a smaller turkey.” While she usually celebrates the holidays with a feast in East Hampton, New York. this year it’s just Garten and her husband Jeffrey – so she’s come up with “Micro Thanksgiving” recipes for folks at home to try this year. Here they are:
- Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes: Garten is doing away with the marshmallow and pecan toppings for sweet potatoes this time, instead giving it a little kick with chipotle chiles and adobo sauce. Just a small serving can pack a big punch, but you can mellow it out with some maple syrup.
- Herb and Apple Bread Pudding: Go for the smaller turkey, and forget the stuffing! Garten’s go-to is a savory bread pudding that “has all the flavor of traditional stuffing,” full of creamy bread and vegetables topped with crunchy cheesy bits. Plus, it takes way less time to cook.
- Potato Fennel Gratin: Ditch the mashed potatoes this year and go for a “rich and creamy” gratin! You can assemble it ahead of time with onions, fennel, and Gruyere cheese, and then pop it in the oven to bake right before dinner.