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New Episode of “Cooking for One”: Drama Free Thanksgiving Dinner for 2!

Posted: November 17, 2016 | Author: Fr. Leo

As Thanksgiving approaches, we know there are many people who don't always have the chance to gather as a large family.  As I'm doing what I can to help SINGLE people with their meals my newest cooking-for-one monthly YouTube episodes, here is a DRAMA FREE Thanksgiving dinner for you and a friend. It's all of the comfort and deliciousness of a Thanksgiving Dinner without all of the fuss and drama. And yes, there will be enough for turkey sandwiches afterwards. People have already told me that this meal is so good and easy, they don't have to wait until Thanksgiving to make it!  I guarantee, this will be a menu to give God thanks for throughout the year!

These are our menu items for Thanksgiving for two

  1. Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast
  2. Mashed Potato
  3. Brussel Sprout Casserole

I will presume that you have the following items in your home pantry:

  • Salt and Pepper
  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder

Things for your shopping list:

  • Boneless and Skinless Turkey Breast
  • Bacon
  • Russert Potato
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Italian Bread Crumbs
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Chicken broth


  • Pre – Heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Line baking rack with aluminum foil
  • Place cookie rack on top of baking rack
  • Peel 1 large Russert Potato and dice
  • Place potato in small soup pan and add cold water, add salt and cook over medium heat
  • Trim and quarter Brussel Sprouts set aside in bowl

Recipes from the video are below:

Bacon-wrapped Boneless Turkey Breast

Brussels Sprout Casserole

Mashed Potato

There you have it - a Thanksgiving dinner for two, drama free and delicious!

Food for Thought:

(1)  What's the largest number of people you had to cook for on Thanksgiving?
(2)  What's your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
(3)  What are you most thankful for in life?

Let us Pray:

Father as our world continues to face struggles from natural disasters, political upheaval, corruption and crimes against the dignity of human life, we pray that we never get discouraged and that we continue to thank you for the many blessings in our lives.  Help us to keep a spirit of gratitude in our hearts, even when times are tough. In this festive season, help us to prayerfully remember those who go without and give us grace to do something about it - like volunteering our service or being extra generous with a donation. Lord, above all, help us to remember that the word "Eucharist" simply means "thanksgiving," so that we can approach Holy Communion with that same humble, grateful spirit. You give us Yourself, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity!  We thank You God, through Christ our Lord. Amen.