As is our tradition, we are heading up to the mountains of North Carolina tomorrow for a Thanksgiving weekend with my mother, stepfather, brother and stepbrothers. This year, my brother and I are largely responsible for the meal. The theme that emerged from our menu brainstorming is one that celebrates the bounty of the season, focusing on a bounty of simply prepared vegetable recipes. I think it’s going to be delicious!
A Harvest Thanksgiving
- Avocado and Orange Salad
- Winter Squash Soup
- Sage-Roasted Turkey with Caramelized Onions and Sage Gravy
- Simmered Greens — no recipe needed; just trim the greens and simmer until tender, about 7 minutes, then toss with butter and lemon juice
- Pan-Roasted Carrots (recipe from Fresh Every Day)
- Scalloped Potatoes (recipe from The New Best Recipe)
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
Happy eating to all of you today!