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Offline Magic Microbe

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Thanksgiving menus
« on: November 18, 2020, 03:27:43 PM »
So now that we have a covid quarantine in our house thanksgiving plans have changed but the menu is still in flux. Here is what I currently have for the two of us allowing for plenty of leftovers:

Herb roasted turkey
Stuffing
Gravy
Mashed taters
Crescent rolls
Cranberry sauce
Green beans
Glazed carrots
Apple Pie

What am I missing???

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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 04:36:37 PM »
I'm not really feeling a thanksgiving vibe so I'm thinking baked ziti, homemade focaccia, and tbd for dessert.  Still contemplating, though!

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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 04:44:35 PM »
roast chicken
marsala and mushroom gravy
mashed potatoes
roasted beets and carrots
frenched green beans
vanilla pound cake with pear compote
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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2020, 08:37:07 PM »
So far:

mashed potatoes
green bean casserole with tater tots on top (Thank you Pinterest and my tater tot casserole search)
cranberry sauce
stuffing
bread
pumpkin pie
roasted fruit with dessert (apples, pears, cranberries)

not sure what else
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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 11:02:38 PM »
So now that we have a covid quarantine in our house thanksgiving plans have changed but the menu is still in flux. Here is what I currently have for the two of us allowing for plenty of leftovers:

Herb roasted turkey
Stuffing
Gravy
Mashed taters
Crescent rolls
Cranberry sauce
Green beans
Glazed carrots
Apple Pie

What am I missing???
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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 09:11:58 AM »
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Except we have the covid so it will be just us. :(

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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 12:05:56 PM »
Iím going to an outdoor, socially distanced dinner at my boyfriendís parentsí house in Berkeley. We are bringing Bob the Bird, using the Samin Nosrat buttermilk brine recipe.


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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 01:00:36 PM »
Apps and desserts only. Serving everything as single serve units/finger foods.

Apps
Sweet potato and sage soup
Turkey and stuffing meatballs with cranberry glaze
Green bean casserole cups
Deviled eggs
Puff pastry w/gorgonzola and carmelized onions
Mac & cheese cups

Dessert
Apple pie
Pumpkin pie
Pecan Pie
Lemon Cranberry Squares
Assortment of cheeses

Hot Cider with caramel drizzle (spiked with vanilla vodka for adults)

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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 01:32:04 PM »
ours is long ago done, but I am tempted to cook a turkey next week just so I don't feel left out


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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2020, 04:03:49 PM »
ours is long ago done, but I am tempted to cook a turkey next week just so I don't feel left out
Samin Nosrat!


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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2020, 08:36:00 PM »
So far:

mashed potatoes
green bean casserole with tater tots on top (Thank you Pinterest and my tater tot casserole search)
cranberry sauce
stuffing
bread
pumpkin pie
roasted fruit with dessert (apples, pears, cranberries)

not sure what else
Americas Test Kitchen Mac n Cheese and pumpkin roll i think. Still narrowing it down. Sweet potato salad which i love https://www.homesicktexan.com/2011/11/sweet-potato-salad-cranberries-and.html
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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2020, 08:04:39 AM »
This is what I have planned for 4 of us (The Mister, the Spawn & me).  We'll definitely lapse into a food coma and have leftovers.

Stuffed mushrooms and maybe deviled eggs for early afternoon appetizers
Roast chicken, also buttermilk-brined a la Samin Nosrat, but with the addition of pancetta, minced garlic, rosemary, and sage jammed under the skin (based on a Tuscan recipe for guinea fowl)
Gravy per The Mister's procedure (this is his bailiwick)
Mashed potatoes with scallions
Savory sweet potato casserole
Sourdough bread dressing with sausage, apples, and leeks
Steamed Brussels sprouts
Pumpkin pie
Unoaked Chardonnay

If we can't find a roasting chicken, we'll go for a duck.


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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2020, 03:04:21 PM »
Doc, can you share the sweet potato casserole recipe?


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Offline Run Amok

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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2020, 03:57:37 PM »
Ok, we decided to go traditional:
Thomas Keller style mashers
Roasted veggies
Sweet potato casserole
Sourdough stuffing
Roasted veg gravy
Cranberry
Ham for the meat eaters
Pumpkin pie

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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2020, 04:31:48 PM »
Modification, Eliza decided we should make fried mac and cheese balls. I am definitely down with that plan.

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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2020, 06:28:35 AM »
Going traditional.
Roasted Turkey - I just watch a video on how to spatchcock a turkey.  I may try that.
Portuguese style dressing/stuffing - heavy meat based
mashed potatoes with caramelized onions.
Cranberry sauce - DD or DS is making
Roasted green beans with carrots
Dessert - tbd, DD or DS is making this.
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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2020, 09:19:37 AM »
Doc, can you share the sweet potato casserole recipe?


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It will be one of these two, neither of which I have prepared previously!  I'm kinda torn.  They both look good.  I'd swap out the walnuts for pecans in the second one.

Savory sweet potato casserole w/ bacon and Gruyere

Savory sweet potato casserole with garlic & a maple-rosemary-walnut topping



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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2020, 11:32:49 AM »
Semi-finalized menu though DH has not yet had the chance to line-item veto

Hushweh
https://www.maureenabood.com/?s=hushweh

Fatthoush - I'll find a recipe somewhere

Tahini chocolate tart
https://wavesinthekitchen.com/chocolate-tahini-tart/
For the baker types, what kind of dark chocolate would you use? Is there a brand you like for melting better than others?
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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2020, 11:42:57 AM »
ghirardelli is reliable - and you can usually find it in the supermarket, in myriad forms.

if you'd like my fattoush recipe, i'll dig it out.

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Re: Thanksgiving menus
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2020, 12:00:14 PM »
I have a bunch of recipes, but if you have a good one, I'm happy to try it. 

So maybe these?  There are so many kinds of dark chocolate, unsweet 60% and all the variants upward. Maybe the more generic the better?
https://www.amazon.com/Ghirardelli-Making-Dipping-Chocolate-Melting/dp/B00E1SH6KE/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=ghirardelli+dark+melting+wafers&qid=1606067908&sr=8-4
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