As mentioned, we are hosting Thanksgiving this year.
It's going to be eight people in our little apartment. We are using our table as a serving area & bar and doing a "eat on the couch and on these scattered chairs" situation. Because people will be eating on their laps or off the coffee table, we're sticking with foods that you don't have to cut. Just fork.
And we're going a bit un-traditional. The main flavors, turkey, potatoes, greens, bread, will be there - just prepared a bit differently.
Here's what our menu looks like :
- avocado & red bell pepper on a baguette
- roasted pears with blue cheese
- spinach salad with cranberries, grilled onions & candied pecans
- roasted turkey roulade + extra stuffing
- slow cooked potatoes with aged cheddar & parmesan
- green beans with slivered almonds
- walnut bread rolls
- apple pie
- mini sweet potato cupcakes
*Most of our recipes came from our favorite cook books, but where I could find legit sources from the authors, I linked.
I am so excited.
I picked out serving dishes for everything last weekend and drew up the largest shopping list ever. We also have a time-line made up for how we can get this all prepared with one oven, one stove and a slow cooker. Paul has today off (first day in weeks!) so we're hitting the grocery store and on Saturday we will be at the farmer's market before it opens to stock up on good food.
I am going to get our table decorated and flowers arranged this weekend. Did I already say I was excited?
Thanksgiving, you're my favorite.