alright lovelies, here is the best part of our thanksgiving holiday: the food! generally, there's a lot of pressure to host the perfect meal and while i spent quite some time researching the yummiest of recipes, i managed to stay relatively stress-free about this feast.
many of the recipes were traditional staples that we have every year but the roasted brussel sprouts, stuffing and turkey were all experiments. here is a look at my plate thanksgiving night (sans turkey and ambrosia salad).1. cranberry relish
2. candied yams
3. green bean casserole
4. buttermilk & roasted garlic mashed potatoes
5. lemony mushroom-and-pine-nut stuffing muffins
6. roasted brussel sprouts (i added apples and garlic as well)
7. (not shown) cider-glazed turkey with lager-gravy
everything was a huge hit, especially the turkey. i'm telling you, next year, make this turkey recipe. it's already on the menu for 2012.
i also had a lot of fun setting the table. i wanted casual elegance and with a mix of burlap, a green table runner, fine china, mason jars, some casual napkins and an understated centerpiece, i think the look was achieved. & i was really happy with the outcome.if it was up to me, i'd leave the table set like this forever. but it'll be perfect until it lasts & by then we'll be on to another holiday. i think everyone will agree it was a great thanksgiving. and i hope yours was as equally wonderful!