Yes. You’re a card-carrying adult, and this holiday season is the time to show your family how self-sufficient you’ve become with all those adult skills you’re learning in college.
But while you might be an adult, you’re probably not quite making that grownup paycheck (yet…if you’re a #UHBauer student, you’re on your way!), so we have you covered.
Here are some of our favorite inexpensive — but tasty — recipes that will make you look like the next Food Network star this Thanksgiving.
Green Bean Casserole
How many times have you seen this dish in the buffet line at family gatherings and NOT placed it on your plate? It’s a holiday staple, so you can’t go wrong with putting this on your menu. Watch you and your family go for seconds when you bring this dish to Turkey Day.
Easy Mashed Potatoes
Sometimes being basic is a really, really good thing! Just like these basic mashed potatoes that could never disappoint. Plus, you’ll get to break out your electric mixer and feel like Bobby Flay.
Roasted Butternut Squash
Show off the serious #adultskills you’ve learned in college with this dish that is simple, sophisticated and super gourmand. This Roasted Butternut Squash recipe says: “I’m an adult now, Aunt Sharon!”
Mac N’ Cheese
Here’s a great recipe that will make you a holiday superstar in the kitchen and help you out on those regular weeknights when you need some quick-and-delicious comfort food. The one and only dish that can NEVER be left out of any holiday gathering. This stovetop Mac N’ Cheese is a tasty side, but if you want to make it a main course for a non-holiday dinner, add your favorite protein and veggies.
More complicated recipes may steal the spotlight on your Thanksgiving table, but we’d all be disappointed with dry turkey and mashed potatoes, so this gravy recipe is a must. (No packets or worse, jarred, gravy here.) Feel free to drizzle this delectable all over your plate with no remorse. We approve.
By Catty Galan