Children can be very active and energetic. They don’t get tired very easily. And when they do get tired, a little bit of rest and food will put them back on their feet, running and playing around once more. Thanksgiving Day is no exception. In fact, the children will be more active and full of energy on that day.
It is the one of the special days of the year when they meet up with relatives and close family friends. They bond together and play actively the whole day. It is not a surprise that they can eat a lot during Thanksgiving dinner. Be sure you prepare plenty of great food for your Thanksgiving Day celebrations.
Dare to Be Different
A wholesome dinner needs a turkey. There are many ways of cooking a turkey. You can rub the turkey with all kinds of spices. You can put bread or meat stuffing in the turkey. Instead of roasting the turkey, you can try barbecued turkey. It is a change from the traditional way of cooking a turkey and both children and adults will enjoy the idea of a barbecue.
Make Your Turkey Delicious
To make the turkey golden and moist, it is advisable to apply a paste on the turkey. It will help keep the juices in the turkey while turning the skin golden brown. To make the paste, you can use some onion powder, chicken soup, ginger powder, paprika, salt, black pepper and lemon juice. You should mix these ingredients together to form a paste.
The amount of each ingredient will depend on what you think is comfortable for the children. You should avoid chili powder because it might become too hot for the kids. Be sure the paste has a good consistency. The paste should stick to the turkey firmly.
You should apply the paste all over the turkey. Then loosely cover the turkey with an aluminum foil. While grilling the turkey, you should brush the turkey with honey and olive oil. It will help keep the turkey from becoming dry.
Peanut Butter Cheese Balls
Another treat for the kids can be peanut butter cheese balls. It is similar to making the regular cheese balls. The difference is that you add peanut butter as part of the standard ingredients. You can mix the cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter together and form them into balls. You refrigerate the balls to make them firm.
Once the cheese balls are set, you can take them out of the fridge. For added flavor, you can roll them in chopped peanuts or chocolate bits.
Don’t forget the sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. And of course, most families have their own specialties and favorite food items for this special holiday. It may be a pumpkin or pecan pie, a special fruit salad, candied pecans, or any other delicious treat. The reality is – no matter what food you serve on this wonderful holiday, the most important thing is to spend time with those you love.