Need some suggestions for the holiday weekend? I know that the turkey is the main menu but there are lots of other meals that have to be thought about. I am having company from Wednesday through Saturday. Here are some of the things we are having.
Wednesday night it is a good idea to have a pot of soup in the frig. You will be tired from cooking all day, so just put it on the stove and enjoy your company when they arrive. Serve it with a grainy bread with Land O Lakes Honey Butter. Then have brownies with Blue Belle Peppermint Ice Cream and a drizzle of hot fudge for dessert. Make some chocolate chip cookie dough and keep it in the frig. When someone says, I’m hungry, pop some cookies in the oven and they will think you are the bomb!
Is it a sin to buy frozen dessert? Not when it is Cheesecake Factory! I bought one of those samplers at Sam’s and Erin is going to love it. You can also make Peanut Buster Bar dessert and have it in the freezer ready to go. It only takes minutes to throw together.
From my blog, Wild Rice Chicken Soup or Italian Sausage with Gnocchi I am making Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli, with a caesar salad. www.topsecretrecipes.com/Olive-Garden-Pasta-e-Fagioli-Recipe.html
Thanksgiving morning we are having Chocolate French toast from Trader Joe’s with bacon and fruit. Or Cranberry Orange Scones with Orange yogurt (zest an orange into vanilla yogurt and drizzle with a little honey) and berries and homemade Orange granola.
For Thanksgiving lunch we are having all the traditional foods.
Turkey and Ham
Potato Apple Gratin and mashed potatoes
Sweet potato casserole with crunchy topping
Corn or Broccoli Corn Casserole
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Crunchy Romaine Salad
I saw an idea on Pinterest. They have little pie crusts in the freezer section by the other crusts. 8 per box. I am going to cut up the leftover turkey and make little turkey pot pies for Friday. Chopped turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing and a little gravy on top. Bake for about 30 minutes at 375. Served with cranberry relish.
Another idea for Friday is turkey paninis with provolone and raspberry chipotle. Yum, great sandwich.
Brunch on Saturday or Sunday before or after church, Southwest Brunch with Spicy Winter Fruit.
To keep my menus a little flexible so we can go out to eat or to a movie. I like to make Italian Beef (would be good with the Pasta e Fagioli soup) or Pulled Pork and have it in the frig. Reminds me, I need to go start the Italian Beef. Be right back. Done. I am serving Grownup Mac and Cheese with either of these.
Need to think about my desserts and will get back to you.
Ok, gotta get busy. That’s all you get.
What if you only had tomorrow, what you were thankful for today?