Since stuffing rarely appears separate from Thanksgiving, it’s an inherently nostalgic and meaningful dish. I bake my stuffing on a sheet pan so the crispy-to-soft ratio is basically one to one.
This is my go-to recipe for turkey breast that is the opposite of dry and boring and also cooks so quickly, which is the antithesis of most Thanksgiving turkey.
There’s actually a fair amount of “classical” French cookery here: the chicken roasted with a mustard glaze, the potatoes done in a little chicken fat (as it runs off the bird). Serve this rich meal alongside a shredded lettuce and carrot salad with a vinegary dressing.
The Gobbler is a great way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. You can substitute cranberry sauce for the tapenade and day-old green bean casserole for the fried shallots and green beans. But what makes this recipe great is that it gives you the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving year-round.
This salad is so potato- ey, onion- ey, and herb- ey that you’ll make it all the time during new potato season, then you’ll make it after new potato season, too; I promise.