Friday, November 4, 2016

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

In case you did not know, I love to cook.  Of course, now that I have the time, I am an empty-nester who is retired.  And I can only eat so much food.  So, is it any wonder that I already have planned my Thanksgiving menu?  A month ago?

I am truly looking forward to this meal, which is not at all difficult to prepare.  Turkey day with family and then leftovers - what could be better!
 Cranberry Sparklers
Spiced Apple Cider
Baked Brie w Pistachios and Dried Fruit
on Toasted Baguettes

Roast Turkey w Pan Gravy
Chestnut Dressing
Roasted Winter Squash, Potato, and Apples
w Brown Butter Sage
Roasted Brussels Sprouts w Shallots
Brandied Cranberry Relish
Rolls and Orange Butter

Brownie Pumpkin Cheesecake


So, what are your plans for the Holiday?

11 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a great looking menu! I don't know yet what we are doing, I guess we bettet start thinking about it it.

    Betty

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  2. Of course our Thanksgiving has been and gone. That does look a great menu. I hope you can prep ahead though, I wouldn't want to have to cook that all at once these days.

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    1. LOL. I always make timetables for my meals and usually spend a week getting it all together. A little bit of prep everyday makes things go much easier.

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  3. Oh wow-this sounds delicious. So, when do you want us all to come over?:)

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  4. That sounds amazing! We are going to my brother's house for Thanksgiving this year. He's a cardiologist, which puts a bit of a damper on the menu.

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    1. I feel sorry for you. My doc told me to have my cholesterol re-checked, but was nice enough to suggest I wait until after the holidays. I figure with all the foods they tell one not to eat there is not much left to choose from, so I just go whole hog, no wait, that is the 4th of July menu.

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  5. Wow! That sounds absolutely yummy. Curious about Cranberry Sparklers...

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    1. Cranberry juice and sparkling water for the tame or with Prosecco for the adventurous non-driver. Actually, nobody in my family drinks much. We all end up falling asleep from eating, let alone drinking.

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    2. I think I should attempt making this drink! :)

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  6. As turkey is main meal of the thanksgiving, This when is thanksgiving I will spend time with underprivileged people and share turkey dishes.

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