November 14, 2009

Two Options for Turkey Day -- Reason to Celebrate TWO Thanksgivings!?

My mom, who is visiting for Thanksgiving, suggested we go out for Thanksgiving dinner...!! I immediately started mourning the loss of the leftovers just with the thought it.

So, despite the fact that I have no dining room table and there are only three (and a half, if you count the begger-dog) of us, I think I am going to make an executive decision and just make dinner! (sorry mom). So here are two recipe plans for our Thanksgiving "picnic"!

Herbal Traditional
Classic Stuffed Mushrooms
Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy
Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan and Pine Nuts
Garlic Red Potato Mash

Spicy Sweet
Red Curry Spice Rubbed Roasted Turkey
Cranberry, Apple, and Ginger Chutney
Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans with Carmelized Onions & Almonds

I am hoping mom will bring some yummy yeast rolls from a bakery from my hometown to compliment either meal we end up with.

I think I will tackle pie (for the first time ever) next year, and buy one this year from a local cooking school & cafe, Generous Servings. They have mini-pies that look delicious, and that way we can have a variety to choose from!

Which Thanksgiving dinner sounds better to you?


  1. I vote Herbal Traditional, but that's because I don't like curry. you should post photos of the finished meal! Happy early Thanksgiving!

  2. I'm a pie Expert! I will teach you when you want ... Best crust EVER!!!