Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thanksgiving Sample Menu


Cook in advance: cornbread (better stale), cake

Pumpkin soup (https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/9191/pumpkin-soup/
- Soften onions
- Bring to boil pumpkin, squash, vegetable broth, apples
- Simmer 30+ minutes
- Puree, add in cream, garnish with pumpkin seeds and thyme

Butter-roasted turkey (https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/easy-no-fuss-thanksgiving-turkey/)
- thaw turkey (no need to wash it)
- remove giblets
- Paint with butter and sage and salt
- Tie legs together
- Tent with foil, put some water in the bottom of roasting pan
- Roast at 350 for about 4 hours until internal temp is 165

Candied sweet potatoes with roasted marshmallows (http://www.kitchengidget.com/2017/12/09/candied-yams-with-marshmallows/)
- boil whole sweet potatoes in large pot, then cover and simmer 20-30 min til soft
- peel, cut sweet potatoes
- bring to boil sugar, water, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, salt, butter
- put sweet potatoes in pan, cover with syrup, top with marshmallows, bake at 350 about 20 minutes

Turkey sage gravy (https://www.southernkitchen.com/recipes/condiment/sage-gravy)
- take leftover turkey pan drippings, add flour and chicken broth

Buttermilk biscuits with sage butter or whipped honey butter (https://smittenkitchen.com/2013/03/my-favorite-buttermilk-biscuits/)
- combine dry ingredients
- blend in butter
- add buttermilk
- form into rounds using cookie cutter
- bake at 400 for 12-15 min
- serve with whipped honey butter

Garlic cream mashed potatoes (https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/garlic-yukon-gold-mashed-potatoes-recipe-1939823)
- peel, chop Yukon golds
- start in pot of cold water, bring it to boil, boil about 15 min until soft
- Add cream, butter, minced garlic, salt
- Top with chives

Cornbread sausage stuffing (https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/sausage-cornbread-stuffing-recipe2-1949137)
- Bake corn bread, dry out
- Dice celery and onion, sautée in butter, add sausage
- Add corn bread, dried cranberries, and broth
- Bake at 350 for about 30min

Roasted carrots + green beans (https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-carrots-recipe-1940444)
- Peel carrots
- Trim green beans
- Toss in bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper
- Roast at 400 degrees for about 20 min
- Toss with minced dill

Pumpkin cream cheese bundt cake (http://keekitchen.blogspot.com/2018/11/pumpkin-cream-cheese-bundt-cake.html)
- Mix dry ingredients then wet ingredients, whisk to combine 
- Beat cream cheese with egg, sugar, vanilla
- Pour in some pumpkin mixture into greased bundt pan, then layer of cream cheese filling, then remaining pumpkin batter

PANTRY:
- powdered sugar
- flour
- sugar
- baking soda
- baking powder
- salt
- honey
- biscuit cookie cutter
- bundt pan
- roasting pan for turkey

SHOPPING LIST:
- 2 or 3 cans pumpkin puree
- 6 packages butternut squash
- 3-4 apples
- 2 onions
- 2 boxes vegetable broth
- pumpkin seeds and thyme for garnish
- heavy cream
- 1 turkey
- Sage (for turkey, gravy, cornbread stuffing)
- Butter - 3 lbs
- Sweet potatoes
- Marshmallows
- 2 Chicken broth: one for gravy and another for stuffing
- Buttermilk
- Yukon gold potatoes
- Garlic
- Cream
- Chives
- Cornbread mix
- Onion 
- Celery 
- Sausage
- Dried cranberries
- Carrots
- Green beans
- Dill
- 1 can pumpkin
- 2 blocks cream cheese
- 1 lemon
- 2 cans cranberry sauce








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