Friday, October 27, 2006

The happiest food holiday...

In all the land! I know we aren't even past Halloween but the excitement over Thanksgiving is bubbling over like a pot of chili. This year I am staying put in DC, much to my family's dismay. You see, we have this great big table that can seat 16 so I HAAAVE to stay and make Thanksgiving dinner for our friends. J and I went over possibilities and we came up with this menu.

Starter:

Chive griddle cakes with stilton and pears

Main course:

Rosemary and thyme roasted turkey (duh!)
Stuffing (an adulterated Pepperidge Farm)

Sides:

Sauteed green beans with lemon zest
Corn pudding

Dessert:

Pumpkin tartlets
Apple tartlets
Pecan bars

I ask you, our wonderful readers for feedback. How does it sound, especially knowing the people we invite will be bringing stuff too?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It sounds lovely. Please tell me you'll post the recipe to the griddle cakes and corn pudding?

I guess my only concern is the lack of mashed potatoes would prompt someone to bring them, and I think potluck mashed taters get gluey.

Barbara (Biscuit Girl) said...

Sounds like a wonderful meal. I am busily getting my menu put together as well. My in-laws have been driving up from Chattanooga each year to spend Thanksgiving with us and I always try to pull out all the stops for dinner. So far I know I'm going to make some kind of mushroom risotto (finished with truffle oil) and possibly individual Cornish game hens. Veggies and appetizers yet to be determined. And I'm still mulling over several possibilities for dessert.

caitlyn said...

I think your menu sounds wonderful!!!

the other rebecca said...

Looks like a lovely menu to me. I second the corn pudding recipe request!