Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sexy Turkey

Lea sent the sexy turkey picture yesterday so I guess it's the season; we're not managing Thanksgiving together this year, shucks. Couldn't get the bro to come either, even though I did add fennel to the menu last year, when he was also in absentia. But I guess it's time to go ahead and post this years (fennel-less) menu; I'm going to Seattle the week after and we can have the fennel then, together.

Thanksgiving dinner

  • Appetizers:

    • Pickly carrots
    • chex mix
    • Marinated Goat Cheese (I made this as an afterthought for School Woods Birthday, and it was the only cheese to be completely eaten; it was at the front of the table, though)
    • chicken liver pate
  • Turkey with chestnut bread stuffing (cubed up bread from the freezer - dill rolls, sourdough, wheat & raison rolls, and crumbled cornbread, herbs, celery, onions, chestnuts)
  • Cranberry sauce, plain & one with pearl onions, cinnamon stick, lemon peel, currants, ginger
  • Mashed potatoes w/ portabella mushrom gravy
  • Brulee'd maple sweet potatoes
  • Broccoli spears with chipotle chile cheese sauce
  • Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, carrots & chestnuts with butter and nutmeg
  • Creamed mushrooms with lemon
  • Pumpkin mousse
  • Spice thins in the shape of turkeys
  • Little cheesecake bites (there's a cheesecake baked in a tart pan in the freezer, so not so tall as a regular springform-pan one) with cranberry jam on top
  • Little pumpkin tarts - maybe
And, since I've been keeping a compost bucket on the counter, maybe I won't even plug up the sink when I make the pickled carrots this year ...

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