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Gourmet Thanksgiving

November 23, 2009

I come from a big family with lots of brothers and sisters and their spouses and kids. It’s so much fun (albeit a bit crazy) when we all get together for the holidays. Unfortunately, we’re all very spread out over the country which makes traveling for Thanksgiving not only nearly impossible but also very unpleasant. So this year, since it’s a small group congregating in Lodi (only five including Kyle and myself), my mom and I are making a one of a kind gourmet Thanksgiving meal.

It’s going to be delicious, although a bit time-consuming.

All the recipes are taken from two of my favorite cooking magazines, Sunset and Bon Appetit. All recipes are from the November issues and each recipe is denoted with an “S” or a “B” below.


So here’s the plan:

Roasted Turkey with sage garlic butter (S)

Pancetta, Sourdough and Apple Stuffing (S)

Mixed color Smashed Potatoes with roasted garlic (our own recipe)

Baby Winter Squash with orange stuffing (B)

Real Creamed Corn (B)

Arugula, Fennel and preserved lemon salad (S)

sautéed Spinach and crispy shalots with bacon (S

Cranberry pomegranate Sauce (S)

Rosemary Rolls (our own recipe)

Pumpkin Pie with brown sugar walnut glaze (B)

Pecan Bourbon Tart (B)

Jealous yet? Yes, I realize this is way too much food for five people. Oh well. We’ve stayed true to the normal Thanksgiving menu but have put twists on everything by making it a little more special and ‘gourmet’. Yumm Yummm…..

Can’t wait to taste it all!


One Comment leave one →
  1. November 24, 2009 11:11 am

    I’m excited to start cooking!!

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