I have always been part of a mass crowd during Thanksgiving. I am lucky to have a big, loving family always around me. But I do remember my single days, when I lived in Miami and a couple Thanksgivings came up where I wasn’t with my family. Then you get the invitations from friends who have large families that always have room for one more guest. But sometimes, you find yourself in a situation where it’s a small crowd for Thanksgiving, or you have newlyweds who want to shut the world away and celebrate on their own. What should you do?
You don’t need a big ‘ole turkey to celebrate when it’s just the two or three of ya. Cornish hens work well, if you don’t mind giving up turkey. But if you have the turkey hankering, then the next best thing is to feed a small crowd for Thanksgiving, or any night of the week.
Because it is turkey breast, which is low in fat, I did lather it up nicely with my Black Garlic Butter – remember that? Sweet, garlicky goodness!
Some fresh thyme, salt and pepper and we were good to go to roast.
Turkey breasts are quite large, this one was about 6 pounds, so you will have plenty for 4 hearty eaters, or 2 honeymooners who can make some quesadillas with their leftovers.
Serve this baby with some of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes:
Now, I’m going to be busy this week with my family for the holidays, so be sure YOU have a FANTASTIC Thanksgiving.
Remember, let’s celebrate one season at a time. We can hold off on the Black Friday deals and shopping for AFTER Thanksgiving. If we don’t savor the moments we have with our loved ones, they will pass us by.