Thanksgiving Dinner in Review
This year, I had the fun of preparing Thanksgiving dinner for Jon and our boys, my parents and my sister and brother-in-law. And now, I’m kind of reviewing the whole thing in my mind, you know, thinking about what I’d make again and what I wouldn’t make again. The salad with sugared pistachios and feta with an orange dressing won’t be on the menu next year. I think that everyone ate that out of sheer politeness. My cornbread dressing definitely will be on the menu — it’ll probably be made several times more this year for that matter. The sweet potato biscuits were a last minute addition to the menu and will be made again, and soon. Also, I made a new pumpkin pie recipe this year. It was a custard version using a graham cracker crust and was really, really good. The color of the pie was beautiful and it had such a fresh pumpkin flavor. A definite keeper. I liked having the turnip greens, but I couldn’t get the credit for them since my mother brought them with her. I created the recipe for roasted sweet potatoes with caramelized apples that I made for the dinner this year. I think that it was a success and I plan on making it many times this year. Love those sweet potatoes.
As for next year, I plan on maybe incorporating a butternut squash recipe, probably a bisque, into the menu. Also, I might try to make some roasted brussels sprouts.
How about y’all — what did you like about Thanksgiving dinner this year? Do tell. 🙂