"Do you have any creative ideas for Thanksgiving?"
"Is there a special glaze you use for the turkey?"
"What is a simple side dish I can put together fast?"
"I want to do traditional, yet creative..can you help?"
These are just a few of the questions I have heard over that last week. So I will post my Thanksgiving menu and if there is anything you would like the recipe to please just message me or email me. I am always happy to share.
However, I will tell you that my mom does most of the cooking. With my 2 little ones, it makes it difficult for me to cook the entire Thanksgiving meal myself. But that's one thing Thanksgiving is all about anyway, spending time with family.
So here is what we are having!
Turkey (of course): The turkey will be baked in the oven and basted. My mom usually handles this but if you have any questions just let me know.
Mashed potatoes with leeks served with brown turkey gravy. (The gravy will be made from turkey drippings from the oven)
Sweet potato casserole with puree brown butter and orange zest (This is a dish that was shared with us last year from Sabrina Dickson and it is absolutely delicious!)
Classic green bean casserole
Roasted brussel sprouts with garlic and thyme
Oyster or Sausage stuffing (This is something my mom makes but I am sure she would be happy to share the recipe)
And of course pies:
Pumpkin, Pecan, Banana Pudding, and Blueberry
There are several dishes we have made in the past that we are not making this year.
Espresso Creme Brulee
Roasted potatoes and onions with garlic and rosemary
Pumpkin or Butternut Squash soup
We also prepare a few appetizers for people to snack on since we normally don't eat until around 230 or 3. So we have a relish dish out with olives, pickles and peppers. A meat and cheese tray is usually present and probably some deviled eggs. There are 2 different types of deviled eggs I make (and I am not including classic deviled eggs). I make Smoked salmon deviled eggs and I make loaded deviled eggs. Both are a huge success!
I hope some of this helps and I am flattered that people have come to me about their cooking needs.
I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and I am looking forward to this holiday season. May God be with you!