After all my pre-Thanksgiving posts with new recipes for the holiday table, I actually ended up with a slightly revised menu than I had planned. Since I had just made all those new dishes last week, when it came time to actually cook for Thursday’s big meal, it went something like this: When I told Jon I planned to make the pumpkin tiramisu, he said, “You just made that last week. Can we have an apple pie instead?” So I made an apple pie which turned out to b the BEST apple pie I’ve ever had in my life. The secret? Stayman apples! I never used Staymans before and now I will never use anything else for pies. Wow, what a flavor.
When I mentioned I was making the new green bean recipe, Jon said, “That was good, but you’re going to make the casserole with those fried onion rings, right?” For my own part, I opted against the “en croute” part of the seitan roast, feeling that we’d have enough carbs without a pasty crust on the main dish. Instead I glazed the roast with a cranberry-port glaze. I made the loaded mashed potato casserole, the chestnut-porcini gravy, and roasted sweet potatoes with pecans and cranberries. I used mango jam to make my cranberry sauce because I still didn’t replenish my supply of lime marmalade.
So there you have it. Some old dishes, some new. All delicious. What did you have for Thanksgiving dinner?