your thanksgiving menu and recipe!
please help me with idea's for turkey day! especially desserts.. recipes are appreciated too! TIA
I'm rather traditional these days however, for an interesting twist, serve the apple/cranberry relish found at Trader Joe's It's really great. Has a bit of spice to it and could compliment traditional cranberry sauce. Also yummy is a baked brie served w/ Whole Foods fig jam.
Used to be vegan years back and served vegetarian pot pies for dinner instead of turkey. They were a huge hit. I used regular deep dish pie shells and filled with veges and potatoes. :)KQ
I just posted a link to a wonderful pumpkin pie I'll be making.
I like to make cranberry sauce from a bag of cranberries since it is so easy and can be done a couple days ahead. I don't have my recipe with me, but it is similar to the basic recipe on the bag except it has less sugar and in addition has a couple of peeled diced granny smith apples and orange zest as well as orange segments (cut from the membrane. I like this without spices but some people like cinnamon, dash of cloves and nutmeg. It can be made to taste.
I love to begin my holiday meal with a soup that can be made in advance. It is easier on the cook and I get rave reviews for my squash soup with truffle oil. This link to Earthbound Farms provides a detailed recipe very similar to mine but I do not add NEARLY that much sugar - I add a tablespoon at the most. Also I don't use the beurre manie, personally I do not care for squash soups that are very thick! But I do add a bit of mace or nutmeg.
BTW - TIA means 'thanks in advance", that is probably not the OP's name.