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
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.