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Monday, November 19, 2007

Where's My Thanksgiving Menu? (Thanksgiving Angst)

Is it in a magazine or is it in a blog I've seen?
Is it in my recipe file or hiding underneath this pile?

Each night before I go to bed,
A turkey lurks inside my head.

What shall I cook? What shall I bake.
It had better taste good, for goodness sake!

I'm still not sure. I still don't know.
There's not much time left, Oh NO!

This is what I have so far...

Finger Foods

Spiced Nuts (Nigella Lawson)
Fried Chickpeas
Sheep Dip and Crackers (3 Corner-Field Farm)

Main Course and Sides

Buttermilk Biscuits

Roasted Turkey (Brined)
Stuffing? Cornbread/Apples/Chestnuts Sage?
Gravy ?

Pumpkin, White Bean and Kale Ragout (The Vegetarian Option)

Cranberry Port Mold (Gourmet)

Brussels Sprouts (tba)

Sweet Potatoes (tba)

Salad (tba)


Pumpkin Cheesecake (Epicurious)

Apple Tarte Tatin (Patricia Wells)

I beseech you, if you can fill in any of the blanks I will sleep better tonight.Or be prepared for more Thanksgiving angst to follow!


Bean's Mum said...

My advice: less if more. For Thanksgiving, that is hard. But I think you can strike off one appetizer (chickpeas?), certainly the salad (enjoy the seasonal veggies on your menu instead). How about baked apples instead of a tartin?

It sounds delicious. You are getting there!

Izzy's Mama said...

You are right about less is more..and I will definitely eliminate the chickpeas if there is a time crunch.

As for baked apples..to me they are geriatric food. My grandparents always ate them instead of dessert and I couldn't imagine serving them! Do you like them?