Thanksgiving In The Hotel? It’s Possible!

If you love cooking a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but will be visiting Kodiak for the holiday – you can still have the best of both worlds with these recipes!

Thanksgiving In The Hotel?  It's Possible!

Pan-Seared Herb Turkey Breast

You’ve got to have turkey on Thanksgiving and this recipe lets you cook on a smaller scale without needing an oven.  It takes less than 15 minutes for this to be ready, which means you can cook it last and serve it hot from the pan.  Also, the recipe can be easily tweaked to taste and to the flavors of the other dishes you serve.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are easy enough to do on the cooktop, and a jar of gravy saves you the trouble of making it from scratch.  Just cut some potatoes, boil, and mash.  If you overcook them just a bit, it’s even easier to mash them, and you won’t notice a change in flavor.  To make this even easier if possible, leave the skins on – doing so also adds a bit of texture.

Creamy Green Beans

This recipe gives you the flavor of your beloved green bean casserole without having so many leftovers.  A little bacon, some fresh green beans, and the creamy sauce, and it gets made all in one pan for easy clean-up.  If you do reheat it, just add a touch more moisture so that the sauce doesn’t burn.

Stovetop Pumpkin Pie

This recipe is made entirely on the cooktop!  Put it together, then let it cook while you indulge in turkey – since it takes about an hour to finish, you can eat without worrying that it will burn.  It even has a delicious strusel topping!

Happy Thanksgiving and have a great one in the comfort of your hotel room!