To answer an email that came in this week, "What do you plan to serve/cook for Thanksgiving?"
This will definitely be a work in progress. My goal is to have the menu approved and confirmed by November 16. Only because I refuse to be in a grocery store fighting over turkey. I want to have all items purchased by the nineteenth.
Approved menu? Cowboy is a hella picky eater, I usually run everything I try by him first. It sucks to get excited about something you cooked and you are the only one eating and enjoying it. He is getting better and more open about foods he would normally not try. Since its Thanksgiving, I want him to enjoy it all and he will know what his family likes.
So, for the menu, so far this is what it looks like: Turkey, Sweet Potato Au Gratin, Honey Glazed Carrots, Cornbread, Green Bean Casserole - a holiday meal tradition I never do without, Orange Cranberry Sauce and for dessert a Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Ginger Crust.
I need to find recipes for all except the Pumpkin Cheesecake. Its in this month's Real Simple. The only change I'm making to it, is creating a ginger crust for the cheesecake.
I think the rest of it should do, no? It is a plan in progress because as I keep reading food blogs, I'm sure there will be some changes and edits.