How To Have an Ovenless Thanksgiving!

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Happy Belated Thanksgiving! Hope everyone’s day was festive and yummy! Mike and I don’t have an oven or a microwave for that matter so we had to get pretty creative on what we served up for this years feast. Since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday I brought a few key ingredients from The States…yup that’s right in my undoubtedly overweight suitcase I packed the good ol fashion necessities.

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Thanksgiving Basics

You can actually find potatoes here…so on that one we were just being lazy…but the rest of the items were a must.

First order of business: Find ourselves a roast chicken

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We heard about a Brazilian shop that did roast chickens and sure enough the word on the street was correct!

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Literally for 1650 yen ($16) you can get this ready to eat roast chicken!

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We were pretty excited about our success…hence the grins on our faces.

 

Once home, Mike got busy in the kitchen making homemade stuffing. I have to admit even though he didn’t follow a recipe the stuffing came out great!

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Homemade stuffing

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Carving time

So what exactly was on our Thanksgiving menu this year:

*Roast Chicken

*Homemade Stuffing/Broccoli Casserole

*Sweet potatoes

*Instant Mashed Potatoes with Instant Gravy

*Cranberry Sauce

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Happy Thanksgiving from Japan!

 

We’ve obviously didn’t forget Dessert! I found 2 great no bake recipes:

Apple Crisp

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle

Overall it was fun and relaxing day. Our dinner might not have been gluten or dairy free but it was definitely oven free!

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No Bake Apple Crisp

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle

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2 responses »

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you to…… Toni and I got a fresh, organic, free range, grain fed happy Turkey but somebody killed it tasted great though… We are going to have another feedbag today watching the Pats woop ass on Denver!!

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