Today is the day I plan to do most of my cooking for thanksgiving. I have the cranberry sauce bubbling away on the stove and the yams steaming. I am heating the oven to roast the pie pumpkin and thought now would be the perfect time to sit down with my coffee and laptop.
Today’s share is the other thanksgiving meals. clearly you can tell we cook a lot and we are big on family gatherings. For this reason we will have lots of family meals together starting Wednesday night, and they will require more than one meal in five days so here is the menu for the rest of the long weekend.
Taco bar. a nice make your own type meal. We will make beans and tortillas and have bowls of chopped lettuce, chopped tomatoes, grated cheese, sour cream and guacamole out. Dad will make a salad to round out the meal.
Another bar but this time an oatmeal bar. bowls of nuts and dried fruits are set out along with butter and brown sugar.
The feast at 2pm
Breakfast will be strata and cut fruit and hot chocolate (that is the recipe I made when we went on the train last Saturday. It is the kind you dream about!)
Lunch will be left overs and lots of turkey sandwiches.
Dinner: “Sheppard’s pie” chop up the rest of your turkey and place in a lasagna pan. Add in what ever other leftovers you like (the green beans are always good for this) pour some stock over it and cover with the leftover mashed potatoes. bake at 350 till done. Brussels sprouts and salad on the side.
breakfast sweet potatoes and chard quesadilla (btw if you have not read Animal, vegetable miracle by Barbara Kingsolver I highly recommend it!) and brie and pear quesadilla, fruit salad
Lunch: Left overs of course
Dinner: Meat loaf with oven fries and garlicky greens Birthday Cake for my mom chocolate of course
Time to get back in the kitchen.