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Thanksgiving Dinner Menu “2010”

November 25, 2010

Welcome to the bounty of  Thanksgiving.  In most areas you are celebrating root vegetables and many squashes.  Now in Florida we are at the beginning of celebrating citrus, and you will see some wonderful recipes in the months to come with lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines and grapefruit.  But to be fair, we who live in Florida but grew up in the North Eastern part of the United States do miss our farm fresh root vegetables and the beautiful squashes of every color.  We occasionally find some rare ones here like the spectacular “hubbard”.  I personally have not but recently a friend of mine did and she loved it, hubbard squash was a favorite in our family.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and if you smell dirt in your kitchen while cooking, you know it will be wonderful.

 “Fruit Basket”

(“Circa 1920” Polychromed Bronze-Clad / Hirsch)

[Courtesy of www.antiquebookendshoppe.com]

Thanksgiving Dinner  “2010”

“Menu”

Cocktails

Champagne Cocktail with Wild Hibiscus

Bocce Ball (Fresh and Local)

Hors d’oeuvre

Gorgonzola Stuffed Celery and Black Olives

Hot and Tangy Cocktail Shrimp  

Appetizer

Crabmeat and Pink Grapefruit

Soup

Broccoli Soup

Salad

Caesar Salad

Main Course

Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter

Giblet Gravy

Sides

Oyster Stuffing

Mashed Butternut Squash

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato with Pecans and Gorgonzola

Pearl Onions in Cream Sauce

Green Beans with Garlic and Shallots

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onions

Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish

Dessert

Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie Sundaes

Fruit and Cheese

Fruit, Cheese and Nut Plate

“Served with Coffee or Tea and Liqueurs of your choice”

*** The Cook may delete, add or change any course at anytime/Happy Thanksgiving!  (And that is the Truth!)

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