Perhaps the Thanksgiving menu is a no-brainer at your house. Year in and year out, decade in and decade out; the menu never changes. Just in case you’d like to try something new this year or can’t find a favorite recipe, here are a few suggestions!
To Start … How about:
A duo of crostini … Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Crostini and Roasted Mushrooms with Pancetta & Fontina Crostini.
What Will It Be – Soup or Salad or Both?
It’s Got to be Turkey
At the center of it all … Roast Turkey with My Mom’s Stuffing & Giblet Gravy with Cranberry Sauce.
How to Narrow Down the Endless Sides?
Try a one dish wonder with … Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash & Swiss Chard.
Or choose one, possibly two or three, from a cast of thousands … Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes or Broccoli Purée or Broccoli Rabe with Garlic, Pepper & Lemon or Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pearl Onions or Roasted Butternut Squash or Roasted Carrots with Pearl Onions and/or Roasted Mushrooms, Leeks, Shallots & Pearl Onions !?!
As I understand it, if you’re from the South, you’ll want Mac & Cheese … Decadent Mac & Cheese or Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower & Bacon or even Lobster Mac & Cheese. (Historians report that, while turkey was not on the menu at the first Thanksgiving, lobster most certainly was.)
If you have a vegetarian at your table, you might want to make up a batch of Autumn Vegetable Chili.
Are You Most Thankful for the Sweet Treats?
What to Do with the Leftovers or How Many Turkey Sandwiches Can You Eat?
When it’s time for a change … Black Friday Penne Gratin (with Turkey, Roasted Butternut Squash & Spinach) or Turkey & Vegetable Stir-Fry or Spicy Turkey Noodle Soup or Curried Thai Soup with Noodles or Turkey Noodle Soup with Spinach.
Have a very happy Thanksgiving and bon appétit!
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© Susan W. Nye, 2013