I mentioned earlier that Thanksgiving is the high holy day for me. It is the holiday when I place the buttersticks, not Butterstick..., on the pedestal and worship.
My first two steps are complete for Thanksgiving 2005. The guest list is done and the menu is selected.
Roasted Turkey--last year we did a Kosher bird, I think we will again this year
Onion & Sage Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Baked Corn Casserole
Green Bean Almandine
Drunken Cranberries-Mmmm, bourbon
Generic Brown & Serve rolls--everything else is homemade-give me a break
Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Basic Pumpkin Pie
If I was a litte more insane, I would add pumpkin risotto and pumpkin ravioli, just to round out the gourd food category, but I'm going to stick to tradition and keep pumpkin in the desserts this year.
I'm not doing an Apple Pie, which was also tradition in my family, so I think the "apple" will work it's way into the meal as either Apple Cinnamon Martinis or Caramel Apple Martinis? What's your choice?
There will also be Beaujolais Nouveau!
Stayed tuned for recipes and updates.