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A Thanksgiving Turkey Alternative

A Thanksgiving Turkey Alternative

November is here and you know what that means. It's officially holiday season! We have a little over 3 weeks to get ready for Thanksgiving. Turkeys are traditionally the star at the Thanksgiving table. However, if you want to replace it with a new dish this year, you've got to try my recipe for pomegranate-glazed cornish games hens with wild rice and chestnut stuffing.
  
Cat on Home and Family
 
If this dish sounds familiar to you, it's not Deja Vu.  I was on an episode of Home and Family last week and we talked all things holiday and pomegranate-glazed cornish hens. Savory with a hint of sweet, this recipe is sure to wow your dinner guests. While you can make it any time of the year, there are a few reasons why I think it can replace the classic Thanksgiving turkey.
 
The first reason is that cornish hens have a much shorter cooking time. Depending on its size, it'll take 3-5 hours to bake a turkey. Cornish hens don't spend half as much time in the oven.  Since they're way smaller than a turkey, cornish hens only bake for 50-55 minutes. To keep them flavorful and moist, I baste it with pomegranate juice every 15 minutes.
 
If you're having a more intimate dinner with just a few people, then cornish hens are the way to go! You don't need to spend so much time prepping a big turkey since there won't be a large group to feed. By making this recipe, you'll have extra time to focus on your other dishes, add some festive decor to your space, set the table, etc... 
 
I know three weeks sounds like a long time, but Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! It's time to start planning out your dinner and I hope  Pomegranate- glazed cornish hens with wild rice and chestnut stuffing makes it to the top of your  menu. You can find the recipe here.
 


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