Thanksgiving Menu 2014

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If you have followed our blog long enough, you know that we have had to take a bit of time off lately (a little thing called “life” seems to have gotten in our way). As Thanksgiving approaches, we want you to know that we are thankful for YOU, our readers, followers and subscribers for not giving up on us! 

Last year, Melissa and I shared our (different) tips to making the perfect turkey. We will both stick to our guns this year and insist that our way is the best way. However, I am branching out a bit this year. I found a recipe in Southern Living called Dry Brined-Herb Roasted Turkey. It looks amazing. The recipe basically calls for kosher salt, brown sugar, sage, thyme, pepper and garlic powder to be mixed together and rubbed all over the turkey about 24 hours before cooking. I was excited to see that you’re supposed to keep a bit of the mixture to the side so you can mix it with butter and then put it under the skin right before cooking. I’m telling you…that is the key to a moist turkey with golden brown crust. 

I’ve got 14 people coming for Thanksgiving dinner this year. As usual, it is a mixture of family and friends. As you will see from last year’s menu, my Thanksgiving menu doesn’t vary much. We are suckers for tradition. 

APPETIZERS

Meat and cheese tray

Sausage Balls

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Hummus and Naan

Mulled Spiced Wine

Surprise Dip

MAIN COURSE

Turkey

Ham

Gravy

Syrian Rice

Cornbread Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes

Applesauce

Garlic Green Beans

Kale Citrus Salad

Surprise Side Dish

DESSERT

Apple Cake

Pumpkin Roll

Lemon Merengue Pie

If you need some more ideas of what to make to compliment your turkey, we have compiled a list of our favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes.

Starchy Sides

Fruit and Vegetables

Desserts

 

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. don says:

    Glad that you two are still with us… miss your entertaining and VERY USEFUL tips and recipies.. always look forward to reading your posts….but I do understand that we all need time off..good luck

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