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?
Hop on the next flight to NYC, we would love to have you!
Your menu sounds fabulous....I can't wait to try the sweet potato gratin and the salami egg canapes....will you be posting the recipes?
I think 3 large turkey breasts should be fine for 20 people. If you want leftovers, then make 4 (2 in each large pan). I buy the breasts with the ribs and skin still attached.