November 21st, 2007


A few more Thanksgiving recipes

Wow, Turkey Day is just around the corner.

As usual I'm looking for "a few good recipes," hoping maybe this year I'll find one good enough to crack the list of regulars (the most recent addition being the creamed corn gratin from three years back). I've loosened up on the stuffing and didn't made the 1789 "Heartstopper" Stuffing last year, going for a cornbread based one instead. Unfortunately this dried apricot and cherry stuffing seems designed for small portions; this apple rosemary recipe has now caught my eye and may be this year's new member at the table. (Not that this winter fruit one isn't looking at me flirtatiously right now, too.)

And a freshly made onion dip to keep my guests from starving while they wait? Yum!

This article on vegetarian options is impossible. Lentil croquettes? "Oven-Baked Marinated Tempeh?" I don't see much to be thankful for with those recipes.

A few more options that I might consider. If only the time I had to cook was infinite!
roasted parsnips with thyme
Zucchini and sausage casserole
Sweet potato chilaquiles with griddled salsa roja
Posole with southern greens, chayote, dried cherries, and pecans
Smashed rutabagas with ginger-roasted pears
Apple-filled acorn squash rings with curry butter
Butternut squash with tangerine and sage glaze
Haricots verts, roasted fennel, and shallots
Cornbread dressing with roasted fall vegetables (the picture for this is truly gorgeous)
Chestnut, prune, and pancetta stuffing
Wild rice dressing with roasted grapes and walnuts

Oh, MAN! How will I ever decide? (And now I'm thinking, ooh, I really should do a soup this year ... out of ... carrots?)

The menu is finalized!

It's all a bit late for me to be getting this together as normally I have my shopping and half of my cooking done by now, but since I've got a few days leeway, this is good enough.

Onion dip and veggies/pita bread
Cheddar/herb biscuits
Apple sage dressing, possiby with dried cherries
Stuffed squash circles (may replace the apple with pear or otherwise fuss with the recipe)
Creamed corn gratin
Honey chili lime sweet potatoes
Broccoli rabe with garlic (I don't think this is the original recipe, where did it go?) (LATER: Found it! Collapse )

And of course turkey, taters, gravy, chocolate pecan and pumpkin pies, and cranberry/ginger relish.


Back from seeing The Country Wife

The Country Wife, currently showing at the Haymarket, is a total laugh - witty and ribald and really fun. The tickets (off of Last Minute) were only 10 quid so I felt like the evening was a great deal. Do try to catch it.

And, sorry, not much more to say as it's quite late, I'm tired, and tomorrow I have a lot of things planned and not enough time to do them in.

Two different people invited me to see plays today and I feel like all is right with the world. And I'm not related (or married) to either of them!