Thanksgiving in August…

Happy Thanksgiving! That is what dinner tonight felt like. This morning before work, I threw a bunch of ingredients in a crock pot, left instructions for GF Guy to turn it on low at noon, and hoped for the best. It turned out to be a rather tasty (but un-photogenic) meal.

Thanksgiving In A Crock


– 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– 2 boneless, skinless Turkey Tenderloins
– 1 jar Cranberry Sauce
– 1/2 cup frozen, whole Cranberries
– 1/4 cup Orange Juice
– 1/3 cup Dry, White Wine
– 1 teaspoon Sage
– 1 teaspoon Crushed Rosemary
– 1 teaspoon Thyme
– 1 Bay Leaf
– 1/3 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon pepper
– 2 Sweet Potatoes, cut in 1/4 inch thick circles

Place ingredients in this order in a large crock pot.
Cook on low 5-6 hours.
Et Voila!

Green Beans in a Warm Shallot Vinaigrette


– 1 1/2 pounds Green Beans, blanched
– 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– 2 large Shallots, diced
– 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
– 1/2 teaspoon pepper
– 1/4 teaspoon salt

Blanch green beans and drain.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Saute shallots in oil until golden.
Add vinegar and cook until it thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
Add green beans, pepper, and salt.
Cook until beans are just heated through.

Dinner was lovely and low key. My sister, surprisingly, really got into So You Think You Can Dance. After tonight’s episode, even though I think Kayla is the best dancer, I think Janelle is going to win.

Oh! I almost forgot about dessert…
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, of course! 😉
Now, I just need to think of something fun to have for dinner tomorrow night. It has to be special. Tomorrow night is, after all, the big finale of So You Think You Can Dance!


4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving in August…

  1. All your ice creams look so good!I think you're right about So You Think You Can Dance. Kayla is an awesome dancer, but she probably won't win. The judges seemed to be beaming over Janelle last night.Metta

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