Thanksgiving Menu

With Thanksgiving coming up next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the menu. It’s just my husband and I so we don’t need a lot of food, but on the other hand, the leftovers can be just as good as the meal itself! I’m a person who likes to plan in advance, and I also love to cook so the process is a lot of fun. Of course one must eat turkey on Thanksgiving, but whole turkey birds are a little large for just the two of us. This year I’m planning on doing a turkey breast recipe from Giada De Laurentiis from her cookbook Happy Cooking.

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I’m also planning on making cornbread-apricot dressing with rosemary from Williams Sonoma

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Along with sweet potato gratin with pecans, also from Williams Sonoma

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And of course, the grand finale…dessert! Chocolate caramel crunch pie from Giada De Laurentiis

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These are all brand new recipes for me which is a little risky, but it’s just my husband and I. Besides, if we ate the same thing every year, that would get a little boring. I LOVE structure and routine, for example, having turkey every Thanksgiving. But within that structure it’s fun to mix it up and try new things (recipes). Just because I love to cook doesn’t mean all my dishes turn out. Some do and some don’t…so fingers crossed!

 

Pumpkin Recipes

These pumpkin recipes reposted from CamilleStyles.com look delicious! I think I would definitely be happy to make and eat all of these recipes…I’m not sure how realistic that is though. I wonder if my husband would complain about eating a different variation of pumpkin for a whole month? Maybe I’ll just start with one…the hummus dip. No the cheesecake. Hmm, how about the cinnamon rolls….although I haven’t made a good risotto in a while…

Pumpkin Recipes