Friday, November 12, 2010

Thinking about Thanksgiving

This is the first year that I will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, above all others so I am pretty excited about this.  I haven't really thought about the logistics of the dinner yet, but I have thought of the menu.  I really want to keep this meal as "in season" as possible, so no green bean casserole or anything with tomatoes.  I don't know why, but I just want it to be that way... I want it to feel like Thanksgiving, feel like fall.  Anyway, here is my tenative menu:

1 Roasted Turkey
1 Smoked Turkey Breast
Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Whole Chunky Cranberry Sauce
Cornbread stuffing with Pecans and Cranberries
Roasted Root Vegetables (Carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, butternut squash)
Some Kind of Green Vegetable (Don't know yet)
Mashed Potatoes
Creamed Pearl Onions (this is almost a family joke, but it doesn't really feel like T-Day without them)
Buttermilk Biscuits & Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Dessert (which I am leaving the my mother's capable hands)

Yum... I can almost taste them all... What are you serving this year?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yummmm! can't wait!