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In today’s What’s for Dinner video, I’ll be sharing some dinner ideas that I know your family will love. These realistic weeknight meals are easy and budget friendly. I’ll also be sharing our Thanksgiving celebration with you. I hope this gives you some dinner inspiration. Enjoy!

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In today’s video:

0:00 Intro
0:45 Chili Spaghetti
1:17 McDonald’s
1:52 Sandwiches
3:55 Texas Roadhouse
4:48 Thanksgiving
16:21 Mellow Mushroom
17:22 Thanksgiving Leftovers

My Chili video:

Southern Pea Salad:

Dad’s Thanksgiving Turkey
Whole Turkey, thawed
1 medium onion, peeled & quartered
1 medium apple, cored & quartered
Poultry Seasoning
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
Remove giblets from turkey and set aside for giblet gravy. Remove pop-up thermometer. Dry turkey well with paper towels. Season all sides of the turkey and the cavity of turkey generously with olive oil, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. (You can also season underneath the skin of the turkey.) Add onion and apple quarters to cavity of turkey. Tie legs with kitchen twine and tuck wings underneath turkey. Place turkey in a turkey roasting bag and bake at 325 degrees until turkey reaches 160 degrees. If you’re cooking a 20lb turkey, this should take about 3-3/12 hours. Remove turkey and allow to rest for 45 minutes to an hour. Carve and serve with giblet gravy.
Note – If you prefer crispier skin, you can skip the turkey bag.

Dad’s Giblet Gravy
Giblets from turkey
Water or chicken broth
Salt & pepper
Poultry seasoning
Kitchen Bouquet
2 hardboiled eggs, peeled & diced
Place giblets in saucepan. Cover with water or broth. Boil giblets for 30-45 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool slightly. Place broth in a fat separator and pour off the fat (or you can also just skim the fat off with a spoon). Add broth back to saucepan. Add water or broth if needed (depends on how much gravy you want to make). In a separate small bowl, combine cornstarch with cool water to make a slurry. Over medium high heat, whisk cornstarch slurry into gravy until desired thickness. Finely dice giblets and add to gravy. Add diced hardboiled eggs. Season to taste with salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, and Kitchen Bouquet. Serve.

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Granny’s Dressing video:

My Crockpot Ham video:

Note – You can also bake this in the oven if you don’t want to use a crockpot.

Three Bean Salad
1 can of three bean salad
1/4 cup Italian dressing
Garlic powder
Salt and pepper
Drain three bean salad. Add to bowl. Add Italian dressing and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Cover with lid and refrigerate until serving.
Note – As I mentioned in my video, this is a small batch. If you’re making this for a family dinner, I’d use a full can of green beans, a full can of wax beans, and a full can of kidney beans. You can also add finely diced red onion to this or whatever you like.

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes:

@Mandy in the Making Green Beans:

My Corn Pudding, Potato Salad, and Deviled Eggs video:

Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese:
@Kristin Stepp

Green Bean Casserole:

Mom’s Banana Pudding:


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Cuisinart Griddler


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  1. Ellie Cat says:

    Awwww Maegen, so glad your family spent time with your grandpa. Thanks for sharing another great video!

  2. clara mccarthy says:

    Thanks for sharing and keepin' it real!! Happy Thanksgiving. I'm glad you were able to spend it with your grandfather

  3. Joan Hawkins says:

    Oh goodness, I haven't made pea salad n years. I think that will go on my menu for Christmas. Tfs

  4. Crystal Ammons says:

    I love pea salad it's so good! I didn't cook much this past week either which is perfectly fine sometimes we just need a break

  5. Jennifer Pressley says:

    I’m so glad you got to spend your thanksgiving with your grandpa… them moments are precious!!! Thanks for sharing

  6. Christeen Price says:

    Awesome recipes, thanks 👍👍👍

  7. Debbie Reilly says:

    I made your pea salad it was a big hit yummy. Thank you for sharing Maegen have a blessed evening stay safe and healthy. 🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤

  8. Patricia Paquette says:

    So happy that you were able to spend time with your grandfather for the holiday. 🧡

  9. Tammi Fields says:

    Meagan I ALWAYS enjoy your videos! So glad you were able to spend quality time with your family!🤗🤗 Your Thanksgiving meal looked Absolutely DELICIOUS!😋😋 Thank you for all you do into Continually making Relatable Enjoyable content!💯

  10. Sydney Kasmar says:

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I really appreciate you sharing the Green Pea and Three Bean Salad. Also, your Dad;s Giblet Gravy. Your Thanksgiving dinner looks delicious!!!

  11. Jess & The Boys says:

    I've never heard of mellow mushroom, but it looked good! Your Thanksgiving dinner looked delicious. I'm glad you got to spend it with your grandfather!💜🥰

  12. Kathy’s Crazy Life says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Still Single Stephanie says:

    I also had Texas Roadhouse last week! And I’ve never seen those frozen mashing potatoes, I’ll have to look for them!

  14. Looks wonderful! The 3 bean salad is old school..I love it too! My mom did a red wine vinegar with sugar,oil and salt pepper dressing..ultra thin slices of green pepper and onions sometimes too..I even remember chickpeas added also..the sugar and red wine Vinegar really is tangy but mello..soooo good! Thank you for your sharing. Love your channel 🙂such great recipes 👍

  15. hotmama298 says:

    I am glad you were able to spend Thanksgiving with your grandfather. Your Thanksgiving meal looked great.

  16. Faith, Food and Family says:

    Everything looked yummy! I love Texas Roadhouse and Mellow Mushroom. I’m glad you got to spend thanksgiving with him.

  17. Prepping Against Tyranny says:


  18. Gwen Frazier says:

    I feel ya! I hate peeling potatoes, too!! I’ve never seen the Ore Ida potatoes. I’ll definitely look for them! Thanks for the heads up 💕

  19. Grits and Gratitude says:

    My dog growing up was named Happy as well!

  20. Friends & Family Kitchen says:

    These all looked delicious 😋 Especially the Shrimp dish!! Glad you’re feeling better. I hope you enjoyed your 🧡

  21. Jeanie Stoltz says:

    It's wonderful that you were able to travel to see your grandfather. Family is soooooo important!

  22. The vikmanstorp kitchen. says:

    Thanks for sharing all your meals. Looked delish ❤

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