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Thanksgiving Menu Take Two- Please critique this edited down version


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Thanksgiving Menu Take Two- Please critique this edited down version

allthatglitters | Nov 17, 2012 01:27 PM

Want a menu that's mostly simple ingredients and has lots of healthy choices.. the chow readers helped me narrow down my menu and this is what I came up with as a final menu

Apps (want to have something substantial bc eating time is pretty late, 6pm and arriving 2-3):

Charcuterie & Cheese Board: Point Reyes Blue, Truffled Goat, Aged Gouda, Proscuitto Parma, Salami, Italian bread sticks, crackers & hot pepper jelly & spicy mustard & fig jam

Relish Tray- Assortment of marinated olives, pickles, cornichons

raw crudités w a homemade ranch dressing

Chilled Oysters with Apple-Ginger Mignonette

Frisee, Pomegranate Seeds, Toasted Pecans & shallot vinagrette

Biscuits, & Butter

Roasted Turkey

Apple cider gravy

Cornbread herb stuffing

Mashed Potatoes 2 ways: Black truffle or traditional yukon gold

Cranberry & blood orange sauce
(no additional sugar added, it's just cranberries cooked in fresh OJ so a bit tart but good)

Sweet potato casserole with maple, brown sugar and marshmallows
(childhood favorite and non-negotiable to take off menu)

Roasted root veggies & brussel sprouts tossed in evoo, sea salt and a touch of balsamic (an alternative for people who doesn't like the fattening goodneess of the sweet potato casserole)

Specialty drinks: mulled wine and sparkling apple cider


Sorbet (purchased from whole foods)
Vanilla Ice Cream (haagen daaz)
Salted caramel sauce
(purchased from store)
Apple Pie (Homemade)

Pumpkin Cheesecake (Bakery purchased and a personal seasonal favorite I only get once a year)

*** after reading the appetizer thread and getting more feedback from magiesmom, I am rethinking the charcuterie and cheese platter, worried it will make people full. what if I cut this completely? and replaced with spiced nuts or possibly a smoked salmon on cucumber with creme fraiche on the side to the apps (salmon is a regional speciality so it's pretty amazing quality here and would be relatively light).. I love cheese and I could always serve one cheese (prob the blue w a cracker and fig jam) after the meal as an alternative non sweet dessert on the menu

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