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    My SO and I are going pretty simple as it's just going to be the two of us as both our families are 1600 miles away.  My first year living away from most friends and family we invited another couple over and I prepared a pretty big spread.  When our guests arrived they informed us they were on a diet  and pretty much ate a tablespoon or less of everything.  

    I never realized how hard it was to scale down Thanksgiving dinner after so many years of cooking for large groups but I think I have it down this year after a failure last Thanksgiving.

    1.  Breast section of a locally raised turkey, lightly smoked over low heat on the Weber outside. (I'm really going to miss the Thanksgiving night tradition of boiling the turkey carcass down in a pot of onions, herbs and garlic.)

    2.  Stuffing/dressing made with challah and traditional herbs, onion and celery.  Might sneak some bacon in there but still haven't decided.  

    3.  Green bean casserole or as I like to call it, Crispy onion casserole with some green beans on the bottom.

    4.  A little bit of mashed potatoes.  SO doesn't like them.  Texture issues.  Bah.

    5.  Dulce de leche milkshakes for dessert.  Neither of us are pie fans and we've both been craving milk shakes so I made ice cream last night and dulce de leche tonight.

    6.  As far as drinks go, SO will stick with water as she quit smoking about 18 months ago and even a sip of booze triggers bad cravings.  I will have some locally produced hard cider and probably a little locally produced "Bourbon" later, maybe in the milk shake.  I put Bourbon in quotes because it's technically produced like Bourbon but it's made it Portland which is about as far from Bourbon county Kentucky as you can get.

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