Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving Menu

I am not, by any standards, a domestic goddess. I can, however cook. Or rather, I enjoy cooking as opposed to laundry, scrubbing toilets and making beds. I've started planning the menu. I'm trying to stay as seasonal as possible and pretty much only using vegetables from the CSA with a few exceptions (brussel sprouts, apples, bell pepper).

Preliminary Thanksgiving Menu.

Lemony Hashed Brusselled Sprouts

Stuffed endive (stuffed with apple, bell pepper, onion, olives, walnuts, sesame seeds, olive oil and basil)

Mark Bittman's Millet Bake, courtesy 101 Cookbooks, brought to my attention by the scintillating Sara Hancock.

Roast vegetables:
Carrots (purple ones!)

Baked, stuffed, delicata squash

Olives (Yay Wegmans!)

Red Onion Chutney

Garlic-Rosemary figs

Toasted Squash Seeds

Cranberry butter


Fresh bread

Butternut squash pie (I'm leaving the pies/desserts to Ryan, but I know he's planning this one)


Growler filled with something delicious

More delicious beers

Bellwether cider

Elderflower soda, juice

Currant wine

In more food related news, last night I made a delicious (delicious!) curry, started by making my own curry paste. It turned out so well, that I think I'm going to make quite a large batch next time and can it. Pictures and recipe to follow soon.


Miss Bee said...

Well, with your talent for cooking delish meals and my tendency to be OCD and acutally *enjoy* cleaning and laundering and making beds - perhaps our future financial endeavors should include opening a B&B, among other things. Just thinking on post.... xoxo

Incident Alice said...

I totally agree.

mangocheeks said...

Hello incident Alice.
I have been quickly scanning and reading through the start of some of your entries and this is as far as I have got...Can I come over yours this year for Thanksgiving...Love the menu!

In response to your most recent entry, I am pleased to learn that their are some people who still care. I would be happy to know that i had a neighbour like you and Ryan.
Happy New Year to you.