It’s already November 2010! Thanksgiving in a few weeks….
I recently learned that I will be hosting Thanksgiving Dinner — For my husband’s family, and extended family — And basically, lots of folks with turkey-appetites.
I thought I would keep track of the process on this Blog….
Starting with the Menu; and the plates I need to make, and the serving pieces I need to gather….
And, because I’ve decided that I need to cook TWO turkeys, I’m doing a ‘practice’ turkey on the grill this weekend (I’ll be posting that, with Recipes, next time).
The Food (the Menu):
This turkey (and sauce), and stuffing, and rice dish have become signature dishes for me. All the flavors work well together – Earthy, fruity, elegant comfort-food! The first time I tried this Maple/Cider Glazed Turkey and Sauce, my not-yet husband went out for some ingredient I needed and returned with a diamond ring! Sooooo, here’s the Menu:
Cheesey Spinach-Quiche Squares with Crackers
The Main Meal –
Maple/Cider Glazed Turkey
Dark Bread Stuffing with Apple, Shiitake and Tarragon
Wild Rice Pilaf with Apricot, Leek and Shiitake
Various Veggies – Squash, Corn, Something Green, etc.
A few Desserts —
Pumpkin-Banana Mousse Trifle
Apple-Bread Pudding w/Custard Sauce
The Pottery (Preparations):
I’m sure I’ve got plenty of serving pieces – Platters and bowls; and some FUN new wooden serving utensils (made by Wood Artist — Paul Jensen).
But I really need to MAKE a few more Dinner Plates! They’re at the greenware stage right now – Dried and ready for bisque fire tonight. Then I glaze and fire again (next week?).
And here is link to Wood Artist — Paul Jensen…
He is a FAVORITE in the Twin Cities — www.pjsWoods.com