Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner: Testing Recipes

We've got the turkey, stuffing, rolls, and candied yams down to an art form (thanks, Mom!) and now Birch and I are exploring our own culinary embellishments to one of the most wondrous meals of the year: Thanksgiving Dinner.

Garlic and Cheese Crostini
Roasted Hazelnuts with Thyme
Green Chili Corn Bread 
Brussels Sprouts with White Beans and Pecorino
Roasted Root Vegetables a la Mario Batali
Yukon Gold Potato and Wild Mushroom Gratin
Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Caramelized Onions (sans the Bleu cheese because I can't stand it)
Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce a la an idea I had while living in VA
Sweet Potato Pie
Pecan Pie
Cranberry and Vanilla Bean Sorbet
Cafe Au Lait Pudding

Okay, so obviously we aren't making all of these this year, but seriously, once you start looking for recipes, especially before dinner, it's pretty hard to stop yourself from dreaming that yes, you have the time to make all of it, and yes, your stomach can fit it all.


  1. This year I was thinking of a sweet potato Risotto. It got into my head because no one ever eats the traditional sweet potato dish and I love Risotto, so why not put the two together? I'll let you know how it turns out I haven't been able to find a recipe so I may be doing a bit of experimenting....
    by the way Roasted Hazelnuts with Thyme sounds divine!

  2. Hold up! No one eats the traditional sweet potato where you're at? We LOVE it! (Although, we forgo that marshmallow ridiculousness.) Risotto sounds good!