Thanksgiving is still a ways away, but my day was nonetheless occupied by the holiday. This morning had me vetting a “rough draft” of a menu I’m planning with my mom, and tonight saw us at the table of gracious hosts who prepared an amazing pre-Thanksgiving feast (because they will be traveling over the holiday). I offer a post in pictures, as a way to inspire your (and my) menu planning for this year’s holiday feast.
Bob & Liz’s Pre-Thanksgiving Feast Menu
Goat Cheese, Spiced Hazelnut and Fig Preserves Crostini
Blue Cheese, Walnut and Cranberry Crostini
Orange-Pomegranate Salad with Chardonnay Vinaigrette
Grapefruit-Avocado Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Kale Stuffed Mushrooms
Roasted Michigan Turkey
Cubed Bread Dressing
Mashed Michigan Potatoes
Classic Green Peas
Brussels Sprout Hash with Carmelized Shallots
Sweet Potato Salad with Orange Maple Dressing
Tangerine Cranberry Sauce
White Bordeaux Table Wine
Save Room for Dessert:
Sweet Potato Pie with Gingersnap Crust
Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
Port, Dessert Wine and Liqeurs
Do they know how to put together a menu or what? A lovely blend of traditional and traditional-with-a-twist flavors.
How is your menu-planning coming? Are you going to try new recipes or stick to old favorites?