Your Thanksgiving Day Menu!!
I can't believe we haven't done this post yet!! But I dunno about the rest of you, but with it only being one more day for this Mexican Caribbean girl to have her first traditional New England Thanksgiving!! I'm just SO excited!!! :)
Here's what we got on our menu:
Alton's Brined Roast Turkey (With a few tweaks): This will be the first time me trying home brined turkey!
Sausage Stuffing (Using sweet and spicy italian stuffing): I made the bread cubes on Monday and had fun doing it! I am making my own Croutons from now on! :)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes: BF's published recipe! :)
Creamed Onions and Peas: Thanks Dana for getting me over my frozen Onion Snobbiness... ;)
Ginger Sliced Carrots: Simple recipe we have every year
Orange Cranberry Sauce and Ginger Cranberry Sauce: I want to do a boozy one (Orange) and BF wants to do Altons (Ginger), so why not do both! LOL!
Homemade Rolls: Gotta take advanage to BF's breadmaking Skills
Brown Bread: To snack on while cooking
Apple and Tart Cherry Pie: My very first pie! Hopefully it comes out as wonderful as last time!
Cranberry and Chocolate Bread Pudding: A friends slightly boozy recipe! :)
And in the morning BF is making Stickey Buns.
With Alices Restaurant playing in the background, it will be a thankgiving unlike anything my parents ever experienced! LOL!
Thanks so much for all your advice and recipes and I hope all the cooks on this board have a great time cooking and w wonderful thanksgiving! :)
Celery Root Soup with Spiced Maple Vinegar from last week's NTY
Turkey and Gravy
Mashed Potatoes with butter and cream
Chipotle Sweet Potato Gratin from CH last Friday
Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts and Lemon
Collards with Country Ham
Ruby Red Grapefruit Granita with Tarragon
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream and Bourbon and Pecan Caramel Sauce
Pear Mincemeat Pie
Pumpkin Cream Horns
Nice post. I hope your first traditional NE Thanksgiving Dinner is wonderful.
This year, after reading many purist posts from Chowhounds, I was inspired to simplify. Here's what I'm making:
Port cheese spread with crackers
Sweet & spicy pecans
Artichoke Cornbread Stuffing
Pepperidge Farm bag stuffing (if I don't include this one, a few people threaten to walk out)
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Cauliflower (I throw together the cauli w/ evoo, mustard, breadcrumbs and a little good parm at the end)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Pistachio Nuts
Spinach Balls (from a chowhound's post)
easy cranberry sauce (the recipe Nikki Rothman posted)
the turkey will be made by my grandmother, as always
Coconut Cream Pie
Pumpkin Pie (am trying the Libby's version this year instead of my usual, from Rose Beranbaum)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Since it's just me and 2 friends, with no great fondness for turkey:
Roast chicken (Marcella Hazan's recipe)
Mixed greens with pomegranate, fennel, and ricotta salata
Maple mashed sweet potatoes
Roasted green beans and red onions with balsamic vinegar
Cornbread, sausage, cranberry stuffing
Ginger honey pumpkin pie, with whipped cream and a little cranberry compote
We are having a cooperative Thanksgiving at the home of good friends and our stated goal is to keep it very simple:
red pepper hummos and crackers for nibbles
roasted fresh kosher turkey & giblet gravy
roasted veggies (I have parsnips, beets, carrots, onions, mushrooms and broccoli: will figure out the combinations tomorrow)
baked sweet potatoes
pumpkin pie (made with soy milk)
wine: Bartenura moscato d'asti & Baron Herzog cabernet sauvignon
Happy Thanksgiving all!
Baked Brie en croute with cranberry compote
Puff pastry pesto, and tapenade pinwheels
Blue cheese and caramelized shallot dip with chips and crudites
Warm Rosemary Cashews
Marinated Cocktail Shrimp in herbed oil
Apple, dried cranberry, and pecan salad with baby greens and maple dressing
Mango-chutney glazed ham with honey mustard sauce
Deep Fried Turkey and Gravy
Grand Marnier, Apricot, and Chestnut Stuffing
Maple Squash Puree
Creamed Peas and Pearl Onions
Mashed potatoes with leeks and fresh thyme
Cranberry sauce with Marsala, cherries, and rosemary (from Funwithfood's recipe on this board)
Canned jellied cranberry sauce
Mom's bringing sweet potatoes, and a friend is bringing a Lebanese rice stuffing called Hashwey (yum)
Crescent rolls and cream cheese biscuits with pear butter
Brandied Pumpkin pie
Blueberry Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
Pecan Pie Ginger Cheesecake
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Okay, now I have to go bake some pies!