Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Thanksgiving menu is set...

After some hemming and hawing on adding extra sides and which appetizers to have, I've finalized the menu for Thanksgiving dinner. Some things are traditional, some aren't. For example, I roast a chicken, not a turkey. When there's just a few people, there's no need to have a 10 pound turkey. Besides, The Aussie doesn't care for roast turkey. The skin doesn't get crispy enough. Other things, like the Pepperidge Farms stuffing and green bean casserole are old school, and I totally love them.

baked brie in puff pastry
shrimp cocktail

roast chicken
crispy roast potatoes
roast butternut squash with cranberries
giblet gravy
green bean casserole
cranberry relish

creme brulee and coffee

I've never made baked brie or creme brulee before. And I've only ever made soup with butternut squash, so this should be fun! And Yay! We have a cold front coming in, so I'll be able to have a fire in the fireplace! These 70-80 degree days in November are getting old. ;)

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with laughter, great food, and good times with friends and family.




  1. The menu looks great, I'm sure the baked brie will turn out great. What kind of pastry are you going to use?

  2. This sounds yummy! I will bring some wine ;-)

  3. Lori, I'll set a few more places!