Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thanksgiving: The Menu

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, now is the time to plan your menu and write up a shopping list. Many stores are already discounting Thanksgiving staples, and it's a good idea to take stock now of what you need. (There's no better way to end up without pie than to wait until the day before Thanksgiving to shop for canned pumpkin!)

Here's my menu for the big day:

  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Wassail (a tasty, non-alcoholic hot punch, recipe to come)
Nibbles such as olives, pickles, carrot sticks, cheese, and crackers throughout the day.

  • Brined turkey
  • Turkey gravy
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Mashed sweet potatoes with apples
  • Pecan and sausage stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Rolls
  • Pumpkin cheesecake
We are usually invited for a meal elsewhere as well, and will bring apple pie bites with brown sugar cinnamon ice cream.

Over the next week, I'll be sharing my shopping list, ways to save, and dishes to make ahead to make your big day less frazzled. 

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