Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Menu: Preparations

My Mom's Roast Turkey
I am starting the preparation for our Thanksgiving feast.  Right now I am just thinking about the flowers for the table and what "new" item I will add to the menu.  I am also making the turkey stock for the make-ahead gravy.  We will have our usual crowd - so about 30 people.   There is always room for one more at our house!  My family loves to host this special dinner.  My husband created our annual "Rock-Paper-Scissor" tournament - always played at Thanksgiving and fun for everyone from grandparents to toddler.  While my husband and kids focus on the games I am preoccupied with the food.  My menu always includes the recipes below - - it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without these dishes.

Claire's Thanksgiving Menu
Roasted Brussel Sprouts (to be posted soon)
Pumpkin Pie Tartlets (to be posted soon)

Herb & Shallot Stuffing (my favorite item on the Thanksgiving menu)

Turkey Stock for the Make-Ahead Gravy

French Apple Tart