Monday, December 07, 2009

This year's thanksgiving spread

We had a smaller group this year so the preparations somehow seemed easier (which doesn't make much sense at all).

This year's spread:

  • roasted turkey
  • stuffing (bread, leeks, mushrooms, carrots, celery, thyme, celery, sage, roasted-chicken stock)
  • mashed potatoes
  • sweet potatoes (cooked in their own liquid in the pan, a la Cooks Illustrated).
  • green beans (roasted a la Cooks Illustrated then topped with shaved almonds to reheat)
  • green salad (nüssli, cranberries, walnuts)
  • chopped salad (raddicchio, spitzkohl, carrots, minced onion, cress)
  • bread
  • pumpkin soup with chestnuts
  • a chocolate and pecan cake brought by guests
For the appetizers:
  • the usual spiced almonds
  • a few varieties of olives
  • beets: baked in foil then peeled, diced, and tossed with chopped walnut, rosemary, rapeseed oil, balsamico, salt, and white pepper.
  • salami and möstbrockli.
way too much was eaten. :-)

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