Baltimore Thanksgiving Menu 2010

I’ve done it!  I finally made the Thanksgiving menu.  In our home there are dishes we have year to year but, there are always new twists we add.  Here it is!

Two Turkeys…one smoked with an apple, pecan and mushroom stuffing.  (There is no recipe for this yet.  Devon will “wing it” and come up with something delish!)

The other turkey we will be going back to a Martha Stewart recipe we made over ten years ago that produced the most beautiful and delicious bird you have ever seen or eaten!  It has a pomegranate glaze!  The stuffing will be her cornbread and sundried tomato stuffing…I can’t find this recipe online but have a faded copy of a recipe I found years ago.

Onion Pie…this is a dish that has been served at my Aunt Zoa’s table for years.  It now graces mine!  Zoa and my uncle Kevin are the epitome of host and hostess when it comes to family dinners.  This is one of those dishes that disappears before any others!

Roasted root vegetables…these are the gems of the Table…next to my new velvet beauties!

Steamed broccoli…this dish we like pure and simple to balance the richness of the other dishes.

Roasted garlic mashed potatoes…need I say more?

Rich cognac gravy…I have a serious weakness for this silky finish!

Parker house rolls…I’m using Joy the Baker’s borrowed recipe and am contemplating making them mini like they do at CityZen.

Devon’s cranberry sauce…this is a “not-as-sweet” version of the traditional.  I’ll try and squeeze out the recipe from him!

“Teenage insisted upon cranberry sauce out of a can”…this goes against our constitution, but I’ll buy that can and display it with all it’s sliced goodness just for my 13 year old!

Great Grandmom’s Sweet Potato Casserole…this dish is being brought by Our Daily Chocolate’s, Ashley!  Her and her family will be joining our Table this year!! We will also have my sister and her family, a Canadian friend and his lovely wife, our Moroccan friend, Bouchaib, my mom and possibly a former student of hers from Korea.   I love the modge podge of people our Thanksgiving Table always gathers!!!

For dessert:

Homemade apple pie…I’m not allowed to “not make” this.

Gluten Free Gooey Pumpkin Pie Cake…this recipe was developed by my pastry chef friend, Michelle!  Check out her new blog!  I have sampled some of her gluten free baked goods and can I just say, they were better and more complex in flavor, then some of the traditional recipes!  I can’t wait to try this one!

Homemade pumpkin pie…these are brought by my mother in law who buys Hubbard squashes early in the fall season, stores them in her garage, roasts them and turns them into a yummy, custardy, pumpkin pie!

Something chocolaty from my sister!  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!

Well, my list is long and it’s Sunday morning…so I’m off to the Farmer’s Market to find fresh produce!  We’d love to hear what’s on your menu!!

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  1. what is the wine selection this year?…and what time is dinner…ymmmmmm!

  2. Your Thanksgiving menu sounds exquisite!

    Just by way of contrast, my small group of folks is testing a new concept this year — a nontraditional, simplified Thanksgiving supper. No turkey with all the trimmings this year. No pumpkin pie, either.

    Instead, the menu includes turkey soup, fresh bread, good cheese, selected wine and beer, and nontraditional desserts from, of all places, Ikea.

    A happy and delicious Thanksgiving to all!

  3. We just finished our menu too! Love seeing what you’re going to be enjoying in MD. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Thanks for the love Kristin! We need to have a lovefeast soon! It would be ridiculously good.

  5. Everything sounds divine! My sister hosts Thanksgiving, so I am at her mercy. (I also have to hear my hubs complain every year about no leftovers in OUR fridge!!) I do the turkey, which I always brine, but other than that it’s on her. I am trying my hand at a chocolate tart this year. Hopefully that will be memorable!

    Have the best Thanksgiving!

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