Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009 Menu

The Prelude (mini lunch)

warm brie drizzled with clover honey
served with bosc pear and fresh baked bread

caramelized onion tart with a golden pastry crust

crostini alla romana
(toasted fresh baked bread with thin sliced
prosciutto and fresh mozzarella drizzled with sage butter)


simple seafood seasoned sauteed shrimp
with class cocktail sauce and lemon

The Main Attraction

fresh spinach salad with wine, honey, fresh herb roasted bosc pears
and a pan juice vinaigrette

brined herb butter golden
roasted turkey
with herb pan gravy

freshly made apple cider cranberry sauce
with a touch of ginger

roasted sweet potatoes topped with a
streusel marshmallow topping

velvety buttery yukon gold mashed potatoes

brown butter and fresh sage sauteed sweet corn

simple blanched green beans
with garlic and a touch of butter

apple and herb stuffing

The Sweet Stuff

freshly baked brown sugar apple pie
with a traditional pie crust
(french vanilla ice cream optional)

freshly baked pumpkin pie
with a homemade graham cracker crust
and freshly whipped cream

Washing it Down

locally made apple cider


(tasted in the wine store -
the woman doing the tasting was even impressed by it)

pinot noir

sparkling pomegranate-apple cider

cranberry and lime italian soda

Hoping you all have a great holiday,


  1. Well hope you a had nice time, that sounds amazing. I can't imagine what marshmallow on top of sweet potatoes would taste like, but it sounds good to me. :D

    Nothing special like this, for us in the UK, not until Christmas.

  2. Could you live closer to me so I can come over for Christmas dinner?

  3. Luigi - You could do a "Thanksgiving" dinner party for your friends. It could be fun... You can get all kinds of tradtional Thanksgiving recipes on Food Network's website... As far as the mashmallow - not sure when people started doing it, but it's been around for as long as I can remember! The mashmallows get all toasty in the oven. The BF and I went to a UK themed pub Saturday night for beer and food... Got fish n' chips with malt vinigar. :)

    Alicia - I wouldn't mind moving, haha. The pictures you blog of the area (scenery, crafty festivals) make it look like a pretty aweso location. I'm not sure what I'm making for Christmas dinner yet... A standing rib roast could be cool though.