Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkey Day Eve

Just thought I'd share my menu and links with you for our Turkey Day meal. I'd love to hear what any of you are planning too! And in the spirit of sharing and full-disclosure, I should prolly also say that today's ensemble is a direct ripoff of this one (minus the AWESOME fringey sweater coat of many colors):
on my homegirl Carrie from This Free Bird. And I did not realize until just now that her shirt says New York, while mine is - duh - California. I only remembered that she had on a long sleeve tee of sorts. Weirdly coincidental.

Maple Roasted Turkey with Sage and Bacon - I made this a few years ago, and the bacon shingled on top of the turkey? Was - DUH - delish.

Cornbread stuffing with apples, sausage, and dried cherries - The recipe in the link isn't EXACTLY what I'm doing, as I like dried cherries in my stuffing, and will omit the bourbon, but I'm a big recipe tinkerer. Sometimes I just have an ingredient (or ingredients) in mind that I want to use, so I'll google oogle oogle til I just can't google no more, and combine various recipes to get what I want. I'm not combining in this case, just tweaking. Tinker, tweak, google - this post has gone straight up gay porn.

Gingered Cranberry Sauce - I have never been a fan of the cranberry until the last few years, and now I like it a lot, ESPESH with leftover turkey in sammich form. YUM. This recipe with the ginger sounds simple but yum.

Butternut Squash with Toasted Pecan and Goat Cheese Gratin - In the words of a commenter on Tom & Lorenzo the other day, "Holy flying f@#ksticks," this is the Best. Dish. EVER. I mean, just look at the ingredients: butternut squash, toasted pecans, GOAT FRIGGING CHEESE, heavy's a big, oooozy, creamy, crunchy squashapalooza of goodness. Do yourself a flavah and MAKE THIS BITCH.

Ginger Pumpkin Tart - Typically I make a Banoffee Pie for Thanksgiving, just cuz it's my favorite pie, but I only want it around the house once a year (because any more than that and I'd weigh roughly 487 pounds). ANYHOOZLE, I came across this recipe for ginger pumpkin tart and thought it looked grand, so GPT it is. And apple pie for The Hubs (courtesy of my mom), with NO CINNAMON, because apparently in Ireland, they don't do crazy things like put cinnamon or nutmeg in their apple pie. Nosirrreeeebob. It's apple, sugar, and crust. Blah. Oh, and also? The Hubs requested mashed potatoes AND roasted potatoes AND stuffing, to which I said - NO, PICK ONE - what am I, Monica from that episode of Friends where she made eleventy five different kinds of potatoes for everyone? I THINK NOT. BUT I DIGRESS.

While I'm digressing, imma go ahead and say this too - The Hubs stays up much later than me at night, and gets in the bed and is FREEZING EFFING COLD, and tries to snuggle up to me at, say 2 a.m., while he is - did I mention - FREEZING EFFING COLD, and put his ice cube toes all up in my bizness, and last night, I was having NONE of it. No snuggle for you, sir. Mayhaps you should get your arse out of the bed and put on some socks. I mean. HOW RUDE. Sorry I just went all Stephanie Tanner on you.

Wow - I had a lot to say today, didn't I? So let's hear it - what are YOU having for dinner this year on Thanksgiving? And for those readers outside of the U.S. - you can share your dinner plans as well - it's all good.

Sweatshirt, Skirt, Jewelry: F21 (Geez, F21, SOMEONE deserves an F21 sponsorship, amirite)?
Boots: Kohl's, Lauren Conrad



Paula said...

Holy shit, that is one yummy menu! I'm ditching the fam and coming to eat at your house! Happy T-Day!

V said...

Very chill relaxed outfit!! You have a lot of cooking ahead!! It sounds delicious. Their is a giveaway on my blog I think you will love, please pass by to enter!


SGM said...

Banoffee pie?!?! I have to bring dessert to something on Friday and I think it will be THAT. Even though everyone will still be full from Thanksgiving--I don't really care.

I love your post from yesterday. You are such a good writer, Shan. I was right there with you.

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

I'm keeping it simple this year - turkey (duh) , stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes (Bob Evans, because I'm lazy and they are so amazing, I couldnt do better if I tried) and pumpkin muffins with cream cheese icing. That's it! I'm ready to get my eat on! Hope you all have a great one!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Paula - I'm late replying (durrr) but we have tons of leftovers. Stop on by, mama!

V - THANK you! And thanks for the heads up on the contest. I'll be there directly.

Emily - Banoffee pie is the SHIT. Do. It. Then let me know how you liked it. Thanks for the kind words. I love ya more than my luggage.

Jenny - Mmmmmmmmuffins.....