Thanksgiving Day Menu 2011
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Winter Sangria (you could serve this hot or cold. I'm thinking of using dates and pears in place of the figs and raisins. It seems like a pretty easy recipe to play with.)
Perfect Roast Turkey (This recipe from Ina Garten is my go-to turkey recipe. No messing with brining, long cooking times or special spices. This is a recipe that turns out a perfectly delicious turkey year after year.)
The Best Gravy Ever (another Barefoot Contessa recipe that is a standard at our table)
Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes ~ can be found in the winter issue of Cuisine at Home
Sauteed Green Beans I love this recipe...read on down and see all of the unique flavor combinations
Corn Casserole If you are going to splurge on a buttery casserole, Paula Deen's recipes are the way to go.
Maple Oat Dinner Rolls (these puppies are delicious)
Jellied Cranberry Zinfandel Sauce ~ this too can be found in the winter issue of Cuisine at Home. A similar recipe on Epicurious could be used, substituting the water for Zinfandel.
Pecan Bourbon and Butterscotch Bread Pudding (my husband is crazy for bread pudding so I am winning lots of brownie points with this recipe)
*buy a yummy, store bought ice cream to go with both. Or of course, you can always make your own. Check the recipe tab up top for my Butternut Squash Ice Cream with a Maple Swirl recipe~
Hope this helps give you some fresh ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal this year. Leave me a comment and let me know what you'll be whipping up too...