How Can I Make a Solo Thanksgiving Special?

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Q: I'm thinking about buying just turkey breast this Thanksgiving. Besides being on my own this year, I'm pretty sure a whole turkey wouldn't fit in my apartment's tiny oven! Any recommendations for what I can do to make it special?

Any other ideas for "miniaturizing" some traditional favorites would be helpful as well.

Sent by Darlene

Editor: Darlene, we have just the recipe for you! It's delicious and looks beautiful, and it gets a lot of the Thanksgiving basics in: Something mashed, turkey, a scarlet pool of red wine sauce (you can augment with cranberry sauce if you like).

Recipe: Ginger and Black Pepper Roasted Turkey Breast with Red Wine Sauce and Celery Root Puree

Readers, any more ideas for Darlene and her solo Thanksgiving?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.