Celebrating a Thanksgiving dinner for two? Why bother with a whole turkey and eating turkey leftovers for weeks, when you can roast a turkey breast and have ample left overs to still enjoy post-Thanksgiving sandwiches.
The first menu we have put together for our Romantic Meals on Thanksgiving series is for a traditional menu featuring roast turkey breast, cranberry sauce, wild rice, roasted butternut squash and seductive mini caramel dipped apples. Luscious cocktails, food, music, and romance for the holiday – what could be better?
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I tried a roast turkey breast recipe I found online at Cookstr by Molly Stevens and really loved it. The key is to baste the turkey breast overnight in an a savory Herb Paste. I would suggest doubling the recipe for the paste so you can generously smear it under the skin and over the entire bird. The next step to ensure a succulent, juicy bird is to sear the herbed turkey breast and then slow roast it at 300 degrees.
One of my Favorite Holiday Cocktails. Flirtatious, Intriguing & Elegant; a perfect start to your feast.
Slow Roasted Herbed Turkey Breast / Cookstr.com
Orange Pineapple Cranberry Sauce with Walnuts / SEJ (Scroll down for Cranberry Recipe)
Wild Rice with Dried Fruits and Nuts / Martha Stewart (photo from Martha Stewart)
Roast Butternut Squash with Ricotta Salata, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Balsamic Glaze / SeductionMeals
Mini Caramel Dipped Apples / Allyson Baker Design
How Lovely are these mini-apples dipped in caramel sauce? We LOVE the twig sticks.