Holidays · Recipes

Thanksgiving Menu and Turkey for a Small Crowd {2022}

Thanksgiving is such a delicious holiday, isn’t it? Things are (excitedly) up in the air with all of our holiday plans this year, due to our adoption that is in process. At the time I’m writing this post, we plan to spend the day with extended family.

Here’s what I’m planning to bring:

I made a note in my Google Keep app to help me make sure I have all the things I need and so I don’t forget anything I’m taking on Thanksgiving Day. I reference this list each week when I’m placing my grocery order and grab a few things each week, or when I see they’re on sale.

If you’re cooking for a small crowd or maybe hosting Thanksgiving for the first time, I think it’s a great idea to fix a turkey breast. You can get one that’s anywhere from 2-7 pounds, and you can even find “split turkey breasts” in your grocery store that are under 2 pounds. Those are perfect for two people, especially if you’re making several sides.

The crock pot turkey recipe I linked above is such a good one, but I also love Ina Garten’s Herb Roasted Turkey Breast. That’s a great one if you don’t want to use your slow cooker.

If you’re not in the mood for the traditional turkey dinner, I highly recommend the menu that my sister and I served a couple years ago for our “Not-Thanksgiving-Thanksgiving.” Check it out here!

When you think about the upcoming holiday, what emotions fill your heart? Do you feel excitement? Fear? Loneliness? Anxiety? Gratitude? Anticipation? Worry?

No family is perfect or free from difficulty, whether it’s a strained relationship, a family member who always causes issues, a recent loss, financial strain or separation from loved ones who aren’t able to be with you for Thanksgiving.

Read this post to find three passages that you can pray in the days leading up to Thanksgiving: Verses to Pray Before Thanksgiving

I can’t wait to share with you all the things that God is doing in our family, particularly with our adoption. No matter where we are for Thanksgiving, we can confidently say, “The Lord has done great things for us! What joy!” (Psalm 126:3)


8 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Menu and Turkey for a Small Crowd {2022}

  1. From one adoptive mom to another, “I am so excited for you guys!”.
    We adopted 17 years ago and 8 years ago. Although the road has been stretching in ways we never could have imagined and challenging, it has been an opportunity to see what God will do. He has answered above and beyond what we could ask or think. All glory to Him! God bless, I will be praying!🎚🙏❤️


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