Dishes/Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Menu

Dishes/Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Menu

A Thanksgiving party is all about the perfectly cooked, lavish dinner that includes succulent turkey, mouth-watering side dishes and crumbly pies. Since all the focus of this event is on feasting on delectable cuisines, let the event rentals handle the arrangements while you concentrate on the food. We will provide you a menu along with recipes which will leave your guests with satiated taste-buds and a happy tummy at the end of the event!

Appetizers

Butternut Squash Soup

The sweet richness of this fall soup with the following recipe will leave your guests craving for more!

  • Roast the squash with olive oil till its soft and caramelized
  • For the soup, melt 2 tbsp butter and add 2 cups sliced shallots, 1/3 cup smashed garlic cloves, 1 tsp fine sea salt, 1/2 tsp ground white pepper and 1 spice purse
  • Cook for 3 minutes and add ½ cup wine and cook to half
  • Add ½ cup cream, squash, 1 tbsp sugar, 8 cups vegetable stock to it and cook till melded
  • Remove spice purse
  • Season with cinnamon, nutmeg, and licorice root
  • Blend the soup and strain
  • Serve it hot

Other must-have appetizers are Apple-Fennel Salad with Pecans & Pomegranate and Artichoke Puffs.

Main Dish

Perfect Roast Turkey with Herbs-De-Provence Rub

  • Turkey is one major dish that you absolutely do not want to go wrong with. It is the prime thanksgivinf main entrée so make it in excess with enough to last throughout the party. It is best to first brine it for a day to give it succulent, juicy flavor. Stuff the cavity with onions and carrots and spice it up with a zesty rub made of theyme, lavender, fennel seeds and peppercorns. You can Serve it with gravy and garnish with bay and citrus leaves

 

Other main dishes that can be cooked:

  • Spice Rubbed Cornish Game Hens
  • Classic Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables

Vegetable Sides

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

  • Add some milk, salt, pepper and butter to your mashed potatoes and mix well
  • For the gravy, heat some flour till light-brown and put aside
  • Sauté onion for 2 minutes and add garlic and again sauté for 2 more minutes
  • Add vegetable stock, thyme, salt, nutritional yeast makes, tamari, sage, and black pepper to browned flour and whisk well
  • Add mixture to sautéed onion and thicken gravy
  • Serve over the mashed potatoes

Other options include:

  • Sautéed Cabbage & Leeks with Apples
  • Butternut Squash Gratin
  • Brussels sprouts with Bacon & Onions

Desserts

Pumpkin Goat Cheesecake

For a scrumptious cheese cake to nibble on along with your latte, you need to do the following steps:

  • For the crust, mix 1/4c. Granola, 1c. Graham cracker crumbs, 1/3c brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in 6 tbsp unsalted butter and bake by spreading evenly in a pan
  • Beat 8 oz. goat cheese, 1 ½ c. granulated sugar and 2 pack cream cheese separately
  • Add 1/4c pure pumpkin, 3 eggs and 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract and ¼ tsp salt to the mixture
  • Bake pie again with this mixture spread on top
  • Cool down and refrigerate covered in plastic wrap until set
  • Serve with whipped cream

Other desserts you can make are:

  • Chocolate chunk pecan pie
  • Cranberry Vanilla Pavlova

Pumpkin Spiced Latte                                   

You need some caffeine after such a huge party and for that you can beat up a pumpkin spiced latte that will invade the hearts and minds of your guests this thanksgiving.

Stir some sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, maple syrup, and concentrated puree of pumpkin into a strong coffee and snuggle up in front of the fireplace with your latte!

References:

http://www.simplebites.net/simple-chilled-pumpkin-cheesecake-vlog/

http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g1395/best-thanksgiving-recipes/?slide=20

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/article/real-pumpkin-spiced-latte

http://www.simplebites.net/canadian-thanksgiving-menu-ideas-a-round-up/

 

 

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