Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thanksgiving Menu

I have finalized my menu for Thanksgiving. I usually have this done a lot earlier but time just got away from me. My parents are bringing hors d'oerves and my sister is bringing dessert, apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake (plus something extra for the children). Little brother gets to bring the wine and beer! So here it is.

Roasted Squash Soup with Chestnut Puree

Watercress, Endive and Pear Salad

Perfect Roast Turkey

Herb and Apple Stuffing

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Green Beans with Glazed Shallots and Lemon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter

Cranberry Relish with Ginger

I'd love to hear what everyone else is making or bringing to their Thanksgiving! This is one of my favorite days of the year. My daughters also help me make different kinds of breads to give to family that we will not be seeing on Thanksgiving as well as neighbors and friends. I used to make all the breads from scratch but now we just buy the quick bread mixes. There are so many good ones and we just add some extras to make them more homemade. We put orange rind in the cranberry breads and apples in the cinnamon breads, etc. Its a lot of fun. We make special labels and deliver them Wednesday night so people can enjoy them with their meal on Thursday. I'll post later what we will all be wearing.


Hemstitch & Hydrangea said...

Hi- welcome to blog world- I like your menu-

I used to be a Director of Social Catering for Ritz Carlton and then had an event planning company in Washington DC called Engaging Affairs- still there but I moved to Chicago- anyway- let me know if you have any questions and would love to read about your experiences with your new venture-

Good Luck!

Connecticut Charm said...

Thank you very much...I may have many questions for you!

Anonymous said...

I posted my list too. Noticed in the food magazines that brussel sprouts are the trend side this year.

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

Sounds wonderful! I love Thanksgiving too, but luckily I do not have to do all the cooking. My mom hosts all of our family (close and extended) at their house and she cooks everything! She LOVES to cook!

Tickled Pink Designs said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! your menu looks great. Sounds similar to mine, although i am still finalizing everything. We do apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake too! YUM :) have fun!