Saturday, November 29, 2008


This Thanksgiving was spent with family and friends at my home. Grad students who couldn't travel home for the holidays, missionaries away from family, and some of my family who traveled in for the first Thanksgiving in the new home. Here is the menu:

Heures d'oeuvres:
  • Vegetable crudites
  • 2 wheels of baked brie: one with apricots and honey, the other with cranberries, pecans, and honey
  • A wedge of danish blue cheese, and another of wesleydale with cranberries
  • Roasted asparagus thanks to a good friend
  • Shrimp with grapefruit and avocado

  • Braised turkey breast with apple cider and thyme gravy
  • Dried fruit stuffing
  • Braised carrots with orange and rosemary
  • Roasted purple and red potatoes
  • Brussel sprouts with orange and hazelnuts
  • Sauteed green and white beans with shallots and garlic
  • Sausage with apples and sweet & sauerkraut (sauerkraut is a family Thanksgiving tradition)
  • Crab and new potato salad with dill lemon vinaigrette
  • Cranberry, cherry, ginger sauce
  • Mashed sweet potatoes with maple pecan topping, courtesy of a kind guest
  • Homemade rolls, courtesy of good friends

  • Strawberry and rhubarb pie (again, I have great friends)
  • Blueberry pie (they keep getting better)
  • Coconut cream pie
  • Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (I love it when other people cook)
  • Chocolate caramel cheesecake
  • Caramel apple cheesecake
  • Pecan pie (other people bringing stuff saved me)

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