5 Thanksgiving Dishes Your Partner Can Make Since You’re Recovering Postpartum
There is no shortage of things to lament about when it comes to postpartum life: the soreness, the leaky breasts, the seemingly endless lack of sleep.
But there’s one big plus about being the vessel for you and your partner’s precious babe; using your recovery to your own advantage.
Now, we’re not saying you should talk your partner into doing every little thing around the house. However, if your baby is an Autumn baby and you’re adjusting to these new, exciting, and often nerve wracking circumstances, now is not the time to be a superhero when it comes to holiday preparedness. If you’re the one who usually swoops in and makes all the holiday dishes like a pro, we suggest asking others to take the reins this year.
You never know, you may be pleasantly surprised with what they whip up in the kitchen. If you don’t know what to ask for, we’ve got you covered. Here are five irresistible Thanksgiving dishes you can ask your partner to make for you this year:
#1 APPLE SAUSAGE STUFFING BY TASTY
We’re not gonna lie. Stuffing out of a box is fairly good and we’re guilty of eating it year round. But we can’t deny that homemade stuffing is a game changer, and this Apple Sausage Stuffing recipe from Tasty deserves the title of main dish.
#2 FONDANT POTATOES FROM THE KITCHN
You can’t go wrong with a classic side of mashed potatoes, but if you’re looking to sink your teeth into something a little more succulent this year, we can’t give these fondant potatoes from The Kitchn any higher praise. Salty, savory, browned, and buttery, all in a little medallion, what more could you ask your partner for in a potato?
#3 CHEESY, GARLIC-Y, ROASTED-Y ASPARAGUS BY CAFE DELITES
If you’re hesitant to ask your partner to cook for you this year, we recommend baby steps. This delicious asparagus recipe from Cafe Delites has only four ingredients, and it turns out that’s all you need to create a dish that’s positively perfect. Is there anything garlic and cheese can’t accomplish together?
#4 BOURBON AND CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE BY TYLER FLORENCE
If we decide to indulge, we say go big or go hungry. Now, you may choose to jump in to help your partner prepare this one as it’s not for beginners, but the payoff will be huge. This delectable combination of oaky bourbon, nutty pecans, and creamy chocolate is sure to send you into the most heavenly escape of food comas.
PUMPKIN PIE MOSCOW MULE RECIPE BY A NERD COOKS
We know it sounds crazy, and we too have grown somewhat weary of the pumpkin obsession around the holidays, but we’ve gotta be honest: this pumpkin pie moscow mule from Anderson Cooks is no joke. Think the familiar zing of a gingerbread cookie combined with the sweetness of pumpkin and the warmth of vanilla. It’s the closest we can get to holiday heaven.
We hope these dishes give you and your partner some culinary inspiration this November. Who says cravings have to begin and end with pregnancy anyway?