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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. I've been thinking about menu ideas, and I'd love to hear yours too. Some of the things I'm considering:

Olive and pickle tray.

Artichoke soup.

Sauerkraut, onions and apples sauteed in butter, then braised in dry champagne.

Roast turkey stuffed with fresh herbs, lemons and onions. Covered with melted butter, sea salt and fresh pepper.

Smoked turkey is yummy too!

Celery Root and Apple Puree

Cranberry sauce made with honey, orange juice and rind, finished with a tablespoon of bourbon.

Roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, onions and chestnuts.

Butternut squash casserole.

Green beans with italian vinaigrette, toasted pecans and shaved parmesan.

Apple pie with a walnut, pumpkin seed and sunflower seed crust, topped with a walnut honey butter and spice crumble, served with a dollop of kefir creme fraiche.

Pumpkin pie made with coconut milk instead of evaporated milk and honey in place of maple syrup or sugar, with a hazelnut, pumpkin seed and sunflower seed crust, served with sweetened, whipped, kefir or yogurt creme fraiche.


  1. Would you post the cranberry sauce recipe? That sounds yummy :)

  2. Could you share the recipe for your "Apple pie with a walnut, pumpkin seed and sunflower seed crust, topped with a walnut honey butter and spice crumble"?

    Thanks ;)

  3. yum, I just love Thanksgiving fare! I ammaking a grain-free dressing using the recipe i found on Marks Daily Apple.

  4. Sorry folks, I don't have recipes yet. eahese are just some ideas for you. I won't know whether they turn out until after Thanksgiving :) I'll post them then. Some people still like cranberry sauce for Christmas, and apple pie is always good!

  5. Here is a link to the aforementioned Mark's Daily Apple stuffing recipe:

    Also, I am planning to modify this recipe for the cranberry sauce. I'll use fresh squeezed orange juice instead of water, a lesser amount of honey, and I'll add bourbon at the end.



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