Menu 2016 (and many, many prior years!)
This is my traditional Thanksgiving menu. My very favorite holiday, because it is so food-centric and fall harvest foods are so incredibly delicious. I might substitute brussels sprouts for collards if I had a second oven to roast ’em. But maybe not since those collards are so deeply satisfying. I omit what for many is standard fare of mashed or sweet potatoes and my orange dish is butternut squash — no need in my view to over, overload on carbs since there is stuffing and that turkey is gonna put folks to sleep anyway. And then there’s pie, of course. I will link to recipes shortly.
North Wind Farms natural turkey (16# is good size, even for small crowd)
Watercress salad to start
Crudities — carrots, olives, dilly beans, cheese and crackers
Cranberry orange relish
Collards — 2 hr simmer with garlic, sweet and regular onions, red pepper flakes in chicken stock
Maple, chocolate pecan pie