Thanksgiving Ideas 2011
I can't believe we are in Thanksgiving mode again. It seems like we just had potato salad on 4th of July.
I always receive emails about 2 weeks before the holiday asking for menu suggestions.
So here are some good ideas and the usual stuff I am serving up this year.
Tradition is good, and no one likes change in my family when it comes to holiday foods. I basically keep the menu the same, adding a few appetizers and maybe a new dessert here and there.
But this year I am NOT making my Sweet Potato Orange Gratin. There might be a picket line outside, but too bad. I am making something even better (if there is such a thing).
This year my rough draft menu is:
~ Salami & Egg Canapes
~ AMAZING Shaved Brussels Sprouts w/ Parmesan & Truffle Oil Crostini (recipe tomorrow)
~ Simple Cheese & Fruit Platter (3 cheeses: a cow's milk, a Blue & a Brie, to be exact)
Side Dishes & Vegetables:
~ Sweet Potato Gratin w/ Caramelized Onions & Sage (recipe to come)
~ Ottolenghi's Cauliflower Salad
~ Challah Stuffing w/ Spinach, Sausage & Fennel from Bon Appetit
~ Some sort of Turkey Roulade (stuffed and rolled, so I can make it ahead and free up my oven). Sorry, no drumsticks or legs this year.
~ Cranberry Orange Relish
~ Swedish Apple Pie
~ Chocolate Gingerbread Cake from Canal House Cooking
So there you have it. I may change my mind, or add a thing or two, but I am a woman, and that's my prerogative!
Click here to see previous Thanksgiving posts and other great turkey day recipes.
What is on your turkey menu this year?