thanksgiving 2004

This Thanksgiving we cooked up a storm and served 16 lovely folks a feast. (And another 6 or so who came and snacked and helped eat dessert! And yet, there are still Too Many Leftovers...) William joined me in the kitchen - a sous chef extraordinaire. Click the teasers for the full-sized pics; the full menu is below. I'll post some recipes over the next few days. (Yes yes! Including the timpano!) If you have requests, send 'em in the comments!

Some observations this year: all the truly tedious prep worked seemed to center around peeling food that resembled brains. (Brussell sprouts & chestnuts.) The biggest hit of the night was a dish we put together on the fly. ("William, can you do some kind of chipotle-maple sauce to put on chipotle-rubbed sweet potatoes?") William's stripey herbed flatbread in a champagne bucket ruled my inner presentation contest. The item I forgot to serve this year: calvados & porcini pate. Final glove count: nine.

pomegranate & lime cocktails

calvados & porcini pate
cowgirl creamery cheeses
grilled figs

roasted butternust squash soup

slow roasted turkey with gravy
timpano with herb-garlic gravy
pignola risotto with tomato sauce & fresh basil

sugar snap peas & french beans
ridiculous mushrooms
cranberry and satsuma relish
cranberry sauce with port and rosemary
grilled endive
roasted sweet potatoes with chipotle-maple sauce
brussell sprouts with bacon
mashed potatoes with charred shallots
savory bread pudding with leeks & chestnuts
herbed flatbread

salad with fig balsamic vinaigrette

pie (at least) three ways
pink-lady & cranberry crumble
cypress sorbet
ice creams
raven’s rum balls
bubbe’s brownies

Posted by shock on November 26, 2004 | TrackBack

Did I mention that I like pie?

Posted by: russell on November 26, 2004 6:21 PM

I am still in food bliss almost 24 hours later..mmm..chipotle...bread pudding...turkey..yum yum yum yum yum! What a divine divine divinity!

Posted by: Khritteroo on November 26, 2004 9:55 PM


Posted by: jenblossom on November 29, 2004 9:27 AM
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