Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Here Comes Thanksgiving!

Amidst all the headless chicken shopping we did to get ready for Halloween, I managed to purchase a magazine or two boasting photos of glorious roast turkeys and mouth-watering desserts upon their covers. I've been caught numerous times over the weekend flipping through their pages and dreaming of the sumptuous feast I aim to prepare in a few weeks hence.

I'm hoping for a big, BIG crowd at our home. Realistically, all potential guests live some distance away from us, so it may just end up being the Mr., Mrs. and offspring. I love to entertain, I love to cook and I love it when my home is filled with chatter and the smells of wonderful food together.

This year I'm going to be a little smarter about it all and test-drive new recipes before the big day.

Some potential Turkey Day candidates include:
New York Cheesecake with Glazed Cranberry topping
Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Pecans
Turkey Breast stuffed with apricots and dates (In case of a Mr. and Mrs. dinner)
Baked Macaroni and Cheese (New version--I keep trying to find a homemade version that the girls will prefer over the blue box...every time I dump that packet of powdered cheese over the noodles, I cringe a little.)
Green Beans with Lemon Vinaigrette and Parmesan Breadcrumbs (Because the idea of Green Bean Casserole this year is making my stomach turn.)
Celeriac and Yukon Potato Puree (So crazy, it just might be good...)

Any new recipes that you've been eyeing? I'd love to hear about them!

3 comments:

  1. I've got my eye on a black forest cake for Christmas.

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  2. Sometimes there is just no substitute for boxed mac and cheese. I make a really awesome homemade mac and cheese, but sometimes I just HAVE to have the fake stuff.

    I, too, have been looking up Thanksgiving recipes. I found this on Food Network: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/sweet-potato-gnocchi-with-maple-cinnamon-sage-brown-butter-recipe/index.html

    Mmmmm sweet potato gnocchi with maple cinnamon glaze.... *drools* :o)

    Have you considered making lamb instead of turkey? I'm making it for my boyfriend's birthday dinner this weekend. Mosey on over to my blog to check out the recipe. I'll be posting glorious pictures in a few days.

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  3. ouch! my comment was too offensive?

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