Ina Garten Is Planning a ‘Different’ Thanksgiving for 2020 — With Recipes Anyone Can Make

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ina Garten Thanksgiving

For everybody who’s downsizing their Thanksgiving this 12 months, Barefoot Contessa star Ina Garten has obtained you coated. Just like many people throughout the nation, Garten is planning a really “different” Thanksgiving in 2020. And she’s sharing precisely how she’s going about it.

Ina Garten Thanksgiving
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Ina Garten is having a Thanksgiving-for-two with husband Jeffrey

In a brand new video from The New York Times, “Ina’s Favorite Things,” Garten offers viewers a tour of her barn kitchen at her residence within the Hamptons. It’s the place she’s shot her Food Network present since 2002, and it’s fairly beautiful.

The lofty kitchen options two dishwashers, 25 toes of limestone counter house, and a sunlit studying room filled with couches and cookbooks. The barn kitchen is the place Garten hosts a big Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends yearly. But this 12 months, the Food Network star is celebrating the vacation together with her husband, Jeffrey.

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“I’ll probably make a very small turkey, and I think we’re going to have a very good time,” Garten revealed.

She says she is going to follow her no-stuffing coverage and make bread pudding as an alternative. But, she doesn’t assume everybody ought to comply with her lead. Garten hopes that “people will give themselves permission to do whatever they want this year.”

The Food Network star shared her recipes for a ‘Micro Thanksgiving’

Since the pandemic hit in March, Garten has gained over a million followers on Instagram. Thanks to her wonderful recipes for large cocktails and recipes from her new Modern Comfort Food cookbook, Garten’s Instagram web page has turn into a go-to for a lot of throughout quarantine.

With that in thoughts, Garten has shared her greatest recipes for what she has dubbed a “Micro Thanksgiving” for followers who’re skipping out on massive gatherings this 12 months.

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“It may be a different Thanksgiving this year but it will still be celebratory and delicious!!” Garten mentioned.

“I’m doing the classics but with a modern twist — balancing dishes that are crunchy, creamy, savory, and sweet to go with my favorite (small!) roast turkey recipe,” she mentioned on her first post of Haricots Verts with Hazelnuts & Dill.

So far, Garten has additionally shared recipes for Make-Ahead Roast Turkey, Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes, Herb and Apple Bread Pudding, and Potato Fennel Gratin.

All of Ina Garten’s ‘Micro Thanksgiving’ recipes are for rookies

In her recipe for Make-Ahead Roast Turkey, she features a recipe for turkey gravy with onions and sage. When it involves the Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes, Garten skips the sugary marshmallow topping and provides slightly kick with chipotle chiles and adobo sauce. To mellow out the dish, Garten’s recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of pure Grade A maple syrup.

When Garten shared her recipe for Herb and Apple Bread Pudding, she defined why she at all times makes that dish as an alternative of stuffing.

“Instead of stuffing the turkey, which requires you to cook it for more time which can dry out a turkey, this savory bread pudding bakes separately but has all the flavor of traditional stuffing – creamy bread and vegetables on the bottom, with lots of crunchy, cheesy bits on top,” Garten defined. “That way, you’ll have the best ‘stuffing’ and a delicious moist turkey in less time!”

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Garten additionally skips conventional mashed potatoes and replaces them with Potato Fennel Gratin. The Food Network star defined that the dish is “rich and creamy and infused with onions, fennel, and Gruyère cheese.”

She even famous that you could put the dish collectively prematurely after which bake it simply earlier than meal time.

Garten has promised that she might be posting extra Micro Thanksgiving recipes on her Instagram within the days main as much as the vacation.

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