Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Part I - The Plan

Our Thanksgiving Menu - I'm not just bragging, this is so I can look back next year and remember what I did!

Appetizers:
Crackers
Brie with lingonberry sauce
Gouda
Sharp Cheddar
Goat cheese
Red grapes
Mixed nuts

Dinner:
Turkey
Dressing
Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce (i forgot to put the orange in, but it's still excellent!)
Sweet Potato Souffle
Green bean casserole
Asparagus and avocado salad

Dessert:
Apple crisp (doubled the topping recipe) with vanilla ice cream
Pumpkin pie with homemade crust and homemade whipped cream

Joseph and I have been cooking all day! We made the pie, the crisp, the cranberry sauce, the souffle, most of the ingredients for the stuffing, the brine solution, and blanched asparagus and beans. I still have to brine the turkey tonight, roast garlic for the mashed potatoes, clean mushrooms and grapes, and pull the chicken stock that changed my life from the freezer that I'll need for tomorrow. Then I have to clean the kitchen, pick up the house, iron the linens for the table, pull the china, and fold the laundry. T.J. is in charge of the bathrooms and floors tomorrow, so that I can finish cooking!

Exhausting, but I LOVE making Thanksgiving dinner. If only we were having about 12 people instead of 6 - I made way too much food!

2 comments:

Emily November 26, 2009 at 2:29 AM  

Ooh, sounds delicious! I made homemade moose stock this year and I agree, it makes a huge difference!

Erich November 28, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

holy cow!

i will not have the skills to coordinate all that even if I have a large enough kitchen some day. good job!

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