Now that Thanksgiving is over and Gabe and I are happily munching on leftovers, I thought I’d share the recipes I used for Turkey Day. (You can find a more complete menu here.) My plan for Thanksgiving was to incorporate traditional foods but serve them in a slightly different way.
First, stuffing. I fell in love with this recipe.
I’d never cooked a turkey before and was really worried about how it would turn out, but Alton Brown’s recipe worked perfectly. The meat was juicy! With crispy brown skin! I am now a convert to the brining method. Spread the gospel.
And I know it’s heresy to not serve sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving, but I substituted another orange vegetable smothered in brown sugar and butter. I heard no complaints.
Instead of green bean casserole, I made green beans amandine. Buttery and delicious.
All in all, the menu went over really well. I can’t show a picture of the rolls because our little mouse friend got into the leftovers. And the pumpkin pie is less than picturesque because a curious baker stuck her finger in the middle. Oops.
Last but not least, I love this photo of the sugared cranberries Netta made. Doesn’t it fill you with the holiday spirit?