November 17, 2006

Martha's Menu

Martha Stewart has her 2006 Thanksgiving menu up. Although nothing looks bad, the menu is not one that inspires me to change a thing in the menu I'm planning.

What's on the menu over here? My husband keeps requesting that we trade the turkey for a rib roast, but I like turkey and the bird is staying. As for side dishes, we'll be making cornbread dressing, spinach gratin, possibly sauteed brussel sprouts (I love them and don't care if I'm the only one who will touch them), mashed potatoes, cranberry-pear-ginger sauce, maple-bourbon pumpkin pie and perhaps apple-cranberry cobbler. There may be something else that isn't coming to mind right now, but we'll see. That already sounds like plenty.

What's on your menu?


We are having Turkey Day with the inlaws. So that means we will probably have turkey. There will probably be macaroni and cheese. I am bringing mashed turnip with crispy shallots a la Barefoot Contessa. There will be salmon or shrimp (bil does not eat meat) and I am not sure what all else will be there. We will have pumpkin pie and pecan pie for dessert. My mil always brings them. They are definitely a store bought crust. I'm not sure how she makes her filling, but they're nothing like the made-from-scratch pies I grew up with. I always have to grin and bear dessert on Turkey Day with the inlaws.

Posted by: dcrmom at November 17, 2006 04:38 PM

I don't have a clue for my menu.

Just Lyman and Michael and I, and Michael has an invitation to a friend's house.

Posted by: Janis Gore at November 17, 2006 06:25 PM

Cornbread mini muffins (done yesterday) turkey on the grill, mashed & sweet spuds, cranberry sauce, and I think I'm going to take a stab at stuffing with pieces of sausage tossed in. Mom is also bringing chestnut stuffing & apple pie, and maybe a chocolate cake since it's my brother's birthday in a few days.

Posted by: skinnydan at November 20, 2006 07:53 AM

That all sounds delicious! We're having turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, brussel sprouts with chestnuts, glazed carrots, creamed onions, cranberry relish, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and -- I think I'd better go start letting out my pants right now.

Posted by: sarah at November 21, 2006 10:04 AM

We're eating with my in-laws as well, and I think it's going to be the usual--huge piles of turkey and ham and cornbread dressing and potatoes and beans and peas and giblet gravy (which I think tastes like the turkey guts stewed in flour and grease) and mashed potatoes and carrots and rolls and cornbread and potatoes and a big ugly cylinder of cranberry sauce and pie and things of that nature.

I think I'll have a slice of turkey and some green beans.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 21, 2006 01:29 PM

Miss Kathie and I did the grocery shopping last night. We're having a 22+ lb turkey, turnips and squash (can you tell Kathie's a Yankee?), potatoes, rolls. We haven't gone completely native yet here in Baltimore, so no sauerkraut. Sister-in-law is bringing a green veggie, and mom is bringing pies (the whipped cream goes on the pumpkin pie, Terry). The pies will have real crusts, made with lard. I don't have any interest in having a different main course than turkey, although for Christmas would rather have beef roast or leg of lamb. We don't expect youngest son and his wife, since they'll be sticking close to the hospital, since she's due any day now.

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at November 21, 2006 03:31 PM