I look to Martha Stewart during the holiday season because that woman seems to really know what she’s doing. She makes millions for baking cookies and designing tablescapes! So naturally I found her Thanksgiving checklist and realized I am already far behind. I mean today I am supposed to get kids excited with Thanksgiving crafts and tomorrow I am supposedly supposed to make crafts with felt according to her checklist. Alas, I am childless and feltless…
However, I did finally settle on my Thanksgiving menu! Check one item off the list.
I wanted to have a menu that was simple and elegant. My hope is that the chicness of my dinner will make up for the fact that I will be using disposable plates and cups… and cutlery (and I am not one bit ashamed to admit it, I will get the chicest disposable dining set I can find). My husband and I are hosting this year and I am planning for 9-10 guests (a fancier word for family). The menu took a few days to plan considering everyone’s food allergies and food preferences. My husband and I learned the hard way last year that not everyone loves Gruyere cheese and truffle oil. Live and let live.
Here is my menu with links to recipes my mother and I will be following. When you’re having a large Thanksgiving with family sometimes you have to delegate dishes. A few of the recipes are our own that I will be sharing later over next week and the week after!
Main Course: Salt & Pepper Turkey
Dessert: Spiced Pumpkin Mousse, Cinnamon Dulce Cappuccinos
Drinks: Gingered Apple Punch, Iced Tea
I’ll be making a few changes to some of the recipes. I don’t like to use any nuts in any of my cooking since there are so many nut allergies today. I will also be using a different cheese in the spinach and cheese puff, I’m considering Manchego. I’ll use cornstarch instead of flour for gravy and my cappuccinos will be from a Maxwell box! My Thanksgiving pinterest board has a lot of these recipes already pinned. Watch my instagram for holiday baking and disposable plate shopping @goldenbonbons. I also have a few more dishes delegated so I’ll share what they are on my twitter as we get closer to the holidays!
What dish are you looking most forward to for Thanksgiving?