Getting a late start on the planning for the Glorious Day of Food. Ooops. Some work stuff clogged my head too much for me to think about it. But some clearing has happened and I'm starting to get some ideas...
There are some basics that of course will be a part of the day, but I'm starting to think of some other items that might put a spin on Thanksgiving this year...I don't know what that spin is...a tail spin???
What we had last year that will be here this year:
What might show up this year?
Double Cheese Penne
Parmesan & Rosemary Au Gratin Potatoes
Mac 'n' Cheese
Brussel Sprouts (I know...me??? But maybe worth an attempt)
Green Beans sauteed with tomatoes and garlic
Pumpkin Ravioli with a butter sage sauce
What else might I want to try???
What didn't show up last year, that I KNOW will make an appearance:
Desserts for this year:
I have no clue...haven't even gone there yet.
My thoughts for this year's dinner will be to step away from the 'all sit down and gorge ourselves at one time' thing and move into a non-formal, formal setting of, here's course one, have a taste, here's course two, have a taste, here's course three, have a taste...etc.... We'll see how that goes. I am trying to keep the guest list down a bit from last year, so it should be more manageable this way. And this would allow me to make a few items I normally wouldn't want to try, because it's not a major portion of the dinner...if that makes any sense...that's why you see brussel sprouts up there on that list...make just a bit for trying and tasting, then move on.
Stay tuned as I further go insane with planning this year.