I have always cooked a large Thanksgiving dinner, at least for the last twenty years. This will be the first year that I will plan a Thanksgiving dinner menu for two. It will be just me and my baby for this very special holiday. I do not want it to be any less special or tasty than any of the others, but we would never eat the leftovers of a huge Thanksgiving dinner. This is the way that I am going to par it down.

My Thanksgiving Dinner Menu for Two

Cranberry and Pecan Stuffed Turkey Breast


2 skinless boneless turkey breast

1 package of stove top stuffing herb dressing

1 cup finely chopped pecans

1 can of jellied cranberry

3 tablespoons of butter

Pinch of salt, pepper, and garlic


Preheat oven to 350

Prepare stuffing mix according to directions

Chop up 3/4 of can of cranberry and add to stuffing, set aside

Slice remaining stuffing for garnish

Butterfly breast with a sharp knife and pound with mallet to flatten

Season with salt, pepper, and garlic

Spread stuffing mixture over breast and roll them up

Secure with string and slightly brown in med-high skillet

Place skillet in preheated oven and cook for 1 hour

Remove string and slice turkey rolls

Place on plate and garnish with cranberry slices

Easy Giblet Gravy


1 cup of turkey stock with skillet drippings

1/4 can of condensed cream of chicken

1/8 of a teaspoon of black pepper and garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

4 tablespoons of milk

1 1/2 tablespoon of all purpose flour

2 eggs boiled, peeled, and sliced

Giblets, cooked and chopped


Bring turkey stock to a boil and season with spices

Add cream of chicken then reduce to low and simmer

Heat milk and stir in flour until smooth

Return stock to boil and milk mixture, eggs, giblets

Stir until thick

Green Bean Casserole


1 can of cut green beans drained

1 tablespoon of sour cream

1can of cream of mushroom

1 cup of French Fried Onions


Buttery crumble crackers


Preheat oven to 350

Mix green beans, sour cream, and cream of mushroom together

Place in a casserole dish

Top with French Fried Onions or crackers

Bake for 30 minutes

Baked Sweet Potatoes


2 Sweet Potatoes

1/2 teaspoon canola oil

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

2 tablepoons of maple syrup

A pinch of ground cinnamon and salt

1/2 cup of marshmallows

1/4th cup of pecans, crushed


Preheat oven to 350°, prick potatoes with a fork, rub with oil

Place on baking sheet in oven for 1 hour

Cut potatoes in halves and scrape out flesh, reserve 2 of the skins

Mash potatoes and place in pan over low heat

Add remaining ingredient except for marshmallows and pecans

Whisk until smooth and hot

Place mixture back into the 2 skins and top with marshmallows and pecans

Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes, broil for 1minute

Add some piping hot dinner rolls and a bottle of wine and this is the start of a fabulous evening. Doing it this way, you can have a turkey dinner menu for just the two of you. For all of the extras, just go visit all of your nearest and dearest relatives. Why? Because it's Thanksgiving!