Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thanksgiving Menu

So this year, due to circumstance, I am making two full Thanksgiving dinners. It is working out alright so far... but I am still in the shopping stage... lol...

Here is the menu for Thanksgiving Day:

Cranberry and green apple chutney
with orange zest cream cheese and whole wheat crackers
Turkey stuffed with cooking apples, onions, and sage
Cornbread, apple and pork sausage stuffing
Mashed potatoes with cracked pepper
Green Beans with garlic and Pinenuts
Baked Delicata squash with hazelnuts and pecans
Sweet potato rolls (with homemade butter via Cyan's cooking lesson the day before)
Green Salad with reduced apple cider vinagrette dressing
Pumpkin Pie with homemade nutmeg whipping cream
Dark chocolate. Shamelessly bought.

And the second meal on Saturday:

Pineapple/Jalapeno Chutney with cream cheese and multigrain crackers
All natural Ham (no sodium nitrate or MSG) with a orange juice and brown sugar glaze
Sweet potatoes mashed with heavy cream, shallots, and cracker pepper
Green salad with cranberries, walnuts, and feta cheese
Baked Delicata squash with hazelnuts and pecans
Rolls (my brother Jay is providing)
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Cookies, shamelessly bought

To both dinners, my little brother is sweetly bringing apple cider and egg nog for drinks. My dad will bring hard cider. So drinks are not on me... thank goodness.

I am going to be a busy bee! It will be easy on Thanksgiving day because the husband currently has T/W/Th off, but between Thanksgiving day and the weekend? Wish me luck!

4 comments:

Dawn D. Lion said...

Sounds utterly fantastic.

Katie said...

Ohhh....I am drooling over here, can I come???
I am going to need a few of those recipes Val!! ;)

Val said...

I will be sure to post the best recipes. The ones from last Thanksgiving are up here if you want. I know those were good. The cranberry tart was a little... well, tart. But it was good with the topping. And the rest was wonderful!

Val

Lisa said...

Wow, Val.......I had no idea you were such a foodie!! I mean..I had an INKLING :)

Lisa