refurbished seating chart from our wedding....
This year's menu:
Deviled eggs with jalapeños and crispy pancetta
A fruit and cheese platter to make you weak in the knees
Caramelized beet salad with arugula and goat cheese
Sage and cider roasted turkey
Cranberry relish with a hint of ginger
Creamy mashed potatoes (my dad's specialty... I refuse to make them because he always will do it better)
Sausage and cornbread stuffing (compliments of my fabulous mother)
Sourdough and apple stuffing with leeks and bacon
Shallots roasted with white wine
Dill roasted carrots
Scalloped sweet potatoes with pancetta
Crispy roasted brussels sprouts
Balsamic glazed sweet potatoes with shallots
And for dessert......
Maple pecan pie
Spiced pumpkin pie
Needless to say, I made quite a substantial amount of food for 9 guests. Rich and I had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving with my parents, my sister, and a few wonderful, close friends. While we wish so much that we were able to be with a few other family members as well (Bruce, Cindy, Matthew, and Jonathan) it was a beautiful evening to say the least!
We also had a few unexpected guests......
Rich and I are currently fostering the most darling puppy family through Tails of the City Animal Rescue. A sweet mama and her three 3 week old puppies. Yes.... that face..... ah.
And.... although it is coming to you a day late, I will leave you with my absolute favorite turkey recipe. I have made this recipe for the last 4 years and it never disappoints! You can keep it in mind for next year!
Sage Butter-Roasted Turkey with Cider Gravy
It is moist, and tender, and delicious! And let's be honest, looks amazing as a centerpiece on the table! Always a crowd pleaser!
I hope everyone enjoys their leftovers today!