In the week prior to Thanksgiving there were many articles, T.V shows etc. talking about Thanksgiving 101. I think so many home cooks are beyond that. Thanksgiving 401 taking Thanksgiving beyond the basics. Here is my menu this year.
Free Range Turkey Cooked Two Ways
Smoked with a Chipotle Rub
Herb Stuffed Roasted
Salad of Fennel, Golden Delicious Apples and Hazelnuts Served over a Bed of Endive and Radiccio with a Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Sourdough Dressing with Shiitake Mushrooms and Roasted Red Peppers
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Butter Simmered Jerusalem Artichokes
Roasted Root Vegetable with Thyme
Sauteed Haricot Vert
Walnut, Pecan and Pistachio Tart with Dark Chocolate
The evening was festive and eclectic, with a famous French actor, a charming Brazilian oil exec and his gorgeous wife, a luxury car salesman who voted for McCain and his Dr. girlfriend, a Yogina, a master carpenter, a distant Aunt, and of course many children.
How was your Thanksgiving, what did you make, who was there?