5 Quick, Easy and Yummy Recipes for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

The Thanksgiving period is finally here! You are probably busy looking for a tasty meal to make for your family on the D-day, one that will linger in their minds days later but still easy and quick to make. Here are some recipes you could try out:

 1. Beef Pasta Skillet

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Beef is definitely a must-have on a thanksgiving dinner table. Besides that, it is just as easy as it sounds to make one.

All you need to do is roast one sliced tomato for 30 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees. Drizzle some olive oil over the tomatoes, then dust them with salt and pepper. Put two other tomatoes in a blender and liquify, then set them aside. Pour a tablespoon of olive oil into a pan and add garlic when hot. Cook till fragrant.

Add 8 ounces of mushroom, then season with some salt and pepper. Cook until lightly browned, then set aside. Add a tablespoon of olive oil in the same pan and add 3/4 lb of beef. Season it with salt and pepper and stir until it browns.

Add half a cup of onions and cook until they become translucent. Pour in the liquified tomatoes and two tablespoons of tomato paste. Let it simmer, then add half a cup of mascarpone followed by 8 ounces of fresh pasta, the mushrooms, and roasted tomatoes as soon as the mascarpone melts. Stir and let it simmer in the source for about 5 minutes. And just like that, you got that finger-licking beef pasta skillet!

 2. Roast Chicken

Is thanksgiving really complete without roast chicken? The best part is that making it is pretty simple.

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Rinse the chicken thoroughly, then pat it dry. Place it on a surface, breast side facing up. Next, slice lemons and shallots and stuff them inside the chicken. Tie the drumsticks together using an aluminum foil to keep the contents in the chicken inside. Rub butter all over the chicken.

Sprinkle some salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary over the top. Place the chicken in a roasting pan, then pour 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/2 cup of chicken broth, and 1/2 cup of white wine around the chicken. Put the chicken in the oven, then cover it with foil after 20 minutes.

Turn down the temperature after 30 minutes to 350 degrees and keep checking to ensure there is a chicken broth in the pan’s bottom. Take the chicken out of the oven when it reaches 165 degrees, garnish it with your chosen ingredients, and serve it hot.

 3. Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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No one minds a quick snack in between meals, especially when the snack in question is a delicious pork sandwich! Show your prowess by following this quick recipe. Rub barbecue seasoning generously all over 2 pounds of pork. Sear all sides of the pork shoulder on a hot pan. Put the pork on sliced onions in a slow cooker and pour barbecue sauce on it, then cover the slow cooker. Cook for 6-8 hours, then stir the now tender pork in barbecue sauce. Place the pork in a bun then add toppings of your choice.

4. Chicken, Broccoli Shells, and Cheese

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Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water. Add 3 cups of broccoli 2 minutes towards the end of cooking time and drain out the water. Melt butter in a large pan, add a quarter cup of all-purpose flour, one cup of milk, chicken broth, and a quarter teaspoon of pepper, garlic powder, and salt each.

Stir then leave to simmer until it thickens. Remove from heat and add 2 cups of cheddar cheese. Stir until melted. Add the drained pasta, broccoli, and chicken and stir to combine. Serve while hot.

5. One-pot Mushroom & Potato Curry

It is always good to cater to everyone’s dietary options, lest some people miss out on Thanksgiving dinner. Try this recipe to provide for the vegans.

Heat your oil in a large saucepan, add 1 sliced onion, and chopped potato. Cover the saucepan, and for five minutes or so, cook over low heat until the potatoes are soft enough. Put in the mushrooms and eggplant, and cook for a few more minutes. Add in 2-4 tablespoons of curry paste, and pour over coconut milk and 150ml vegetable stock. You can decide to simmer for about minutes or wait till the potato is tender. Stir through the chopped coriander and serve them with naan bread or rice.

You can now look forward to lighting up your family’s thanksgiving with these sumptuous meals. And what is better for thanksgiving than interacting and dining with family in an elegant neighborhood? We, at Vive LA, offer apartment homes that are more than just residences but a community. Reach out to us today for more information, and we will be more than willing to assist.

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