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Friday, November 27, 2009

Tell Me About Your Thanksgiving Menu

It's the day after Thanksgiving. The dishes are washed, the kitchen is clean, and the leftovers are in the fridge. I'm thinking Cobb Salad for dinner. The only thing I'll have to do is put some greens on a platter, chop up a tomato and an avocado, boil an egg, and put some leftover turkey and bacon bits on top.
What I'm REALLY interested in, is, what was on your Thanksgiving menu, how did it turn out, and, do you have a particular recipe you want to share?
I think we can all learn from each other, so post in the "comments" section, please!
Here is my T-Day menu:

  • Roast brined turkey

  • Garlic Mashed potatoes

  • Turkey gravy with sage (This was exceptional)

  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with shallots and bacon (oh my, are these good)

  • Roasted butternut squash with brown butter, sage, and brown sugar (Think I'll use the leftovers to make soup)

  • Haricots verts with garlic, shallots, bacon, and almonds

  • Yeasty Rolls (I bought them frozen)

  • Pumpkin Pie (I bought it at Sam's. Sorry Oranarch. I just can't make a pie for $5.00)

  • Triple berry pie (I did make this from scratch, including the crust. More on that adventure later), with french vanilla ice cream, drizzled with blueberry port. Very tasty.

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake (from Costco).

  • 2004 Jessup Merlot (Fabulous)


  1. Thanksgiving dinner turned out great!!! Thanks for all of your help :) We had your brined and herb buttered turkey (mmmmmm yum), garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (a staple every year) apple and sausage stuffing, sweet potato souffle, brocolli salad a whole myriad of pies and baked goods.....oh yeah, and LOTS of wine!!

  2. charyl, thanks for the great tips for the turkey! I've never tried starting breast down - but am giving it a whirl today! Would love your roasted brussel sprouts recipe! Thanks for the herbs! Teresa

  3. Charyl...

    Thank you SO MUCH for your brining recipe!! This is the very first year that I have brined a turkey before roasting. My family LOVED it! They told me that it was the BEST turkey they had EVER eaten! Well, it just does a mother proud!!! (Tear) Thanks again for your wonderful ideas (you can be sure I'll be hittin' up your blog for more!) that have made this Thanksgiving a very enjoyable and memorable event! Banafshe'



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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
I'm a home cook that can put some good tasting food on the table, most of the time. My family knows dinner is ready when the fire alarm goes off.