It's practically Thanksgiving! No doubt, most of you are busy prepping for the big day (hopefully, there aren't too many last-minute errands...we're slated to get a load of snow tomorrow in NJ!). I'm once again heading out to enjoy a feast with my extended family. This year, I managed to get out of turkey duty! There's something about prepping that bird for a crowd that stresses me out. Apparently, I'm not alone because no one else in my family has turkey duty this year either. We've decided to outsource that particular task (I hope no one is horrified by this revelation).
|A 6-inch mini chocolate pudding pie for my mini early Thanksgiving for three
Since we usually head out to gather with family for Thanksgiving and since I'm taking that reprieve from turkey prepping on the big day (what will I do with all that extra time on my hands!), I decided to have a mini Thanksgiving dinner for the 3 of us at home this past Sunday. I'm talking about a cozy, very simple, no-stress, mini Thanksgiving meal before the actual day. I roasted a small turkey breast and made a couple of quick sides. Sides are fun! Everything was simple and it really didn't take much more work than an ordinary Sunday night dinner.
The mini Thanksgiving idea having surfaced, my mind went on to a quick dessert. This lighter chocolate pudding pie is one of my son's favorite things so I thought I'd whip one of those up. I usually make the crust with graham crackers and have also had a lot of success using digestive biscuits recently. This time, I didn't have either of those on hand but I did have Nilla wafers. And in the spirit of keeping things simple and stress-free, I thought I'd just use what I had and give the Nilla wafers a try.
I finally got a chance to use my mini 6-inch, pie plate, which I bought months ago (since it was so cute). I whipped up the crust, made the simple pudding, which contains no eggs or butter so it's nice and light, and we were ready for our mini Thanksgiving before Thanksgiving.
I may have possibly started a new tradition with this mini pre-Thanksgiving dinner, I don't know yet...