Okay, so I keep taking away and adding dishes, but here are
three four definitely-on-the-table items:
- Pumpkin Ginger Bisque
- Kale, Parsnip, Pomegranate, and Hazelnut Salad
Maple Pecan Pie
- Slipskin (Concord Grape) Pie
(And I just crossed out #3 because we're having a cinnamon roll pound cake for part of our breakfast before we go for a long walk and then swing by to see my mom, and we do not need so many desserts, good gravy).
Anyway, now you know for sure this is me writing this entry instead of some hacker: clearly what's already decided are the opening dishes and the desserts. But what else to have on the menu?
The Potato Course: Haha, because there has to be some potato dish on the menu. I think there's going to be some kind of mashed potato thingy happening, though I'm not sure if I'll make a version I often prepare that includes chives and spinach mixed in, and is baked until you start to get little crusty brown bits on top (seriously, so good) or something more basic with a mushroom gravy option.
The Mister has voted to add stuffing/dressing, so eh, he can do that. He'd probably do the standard Pepperidge farm stuffing bread cubes with sauteed celery/onion/in vegetable broth type deal.
Then I'm trying to decide between a fish main dish or a super duper old skool lentil walnut veggie loaf (which tastes kind of like a cross between meatloaf and meat-stuffing, so that could do double duty on the stuffing front as well). I made one of those loaves recently, so that might get a pass. The Mister wanted this butternut squash rosemary lasagna I make, but I really want to do that pumpkin bisque, so that will have to wait for a different dinner.
Bread/rolls: *comes up blank* I have been bookmarking so many cheese-breads and cheese rolls lately, but that feels too complicated for this holiday. I kind of want to skip the bread option. Perhaps I shall.
Starters: Then there are the we-only-have-these-because-inexplicably-t
Are any of you trying out fun new recipes this year? Bringing out the old standards that everyone always applauds? Going to someone else's place and sitting back all suave and cool while other people bring you dishes like you're a fancy prince or princess of some kind? Having the most awesome snack-filled marathon instead of the traditional meal? Whatchoo eating next Thursday if you celebrate or kind of observe the USA version of Thanksgiving, is what I want to know? :D