Last year I copped out when it came to Thanksgiving dinner and just made reservations at a restaurant. Not surprisingly, that was less satisfactory than it might have been, so this year I'm going to cook again.
As you may know, Thanksgiving dinner is kind of my specialty. Here's a booklet I made of some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. One of these days I'll update it with photos and other nice goodies, but it'll get you through the process even like this.
As a newly-minted vegetarian, I had to make some choices about how to handle the turkey that most of my guests will want. I decided to get it and a few of the more mundane side dishes already prepared by a local grocery store that does a nice job with their catering.
That frees me up to make the more interesting appetizers, sides and desserts from scratch, adding a couple of things aimed mainly at the vegetarians. Between my pumpkin pie and pumpkin ravioli, I think you'll note a theme. I'll probably also make pomegranate salsa and probably some kind of roasted Brussels sprouts dish.
As usual, I've put out an invitation to anyone I know in my area who doesn't have other Thanksgiving plans. Otherwise it's only five of us, two of whom are vegetarians, and I've ordered a turkey that feeds ten. So I'm pretty serious about adding anyone else who wants to join us. That means you, by the way. If you want to come over, email me and I'll give you the details. There will be wine.
So what do you have planned for Thanksgiving?