Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Menu

Here's our Thanksgiving table, set for ten. If you look closely, you can see the Swedish flag behind the candle, representing my Grandma Alice. You can't see the front of the lovely placecards my niece made for everyone, with names written in 2nd-grade cursive and an icon representing each person's interests (for me, a pie; for my husband, a bicycle; for my sons, a trumpet and a clarinet). Here's what we ate:
Smoked salmon and capers canapes (made by my mom), assorted cheese and crackers
Roast Turkey
Cranberry-Pear Marmelade
Green Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
(made by me)
Mashed Potatoes
Herbed Cornbread Stuffing
Green Peas
Dinner Rolls
(made by my sister)
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream
(made by my mom)

The wines:
Chandon California Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine
2005 Edna Valley Chardonnay "Paragon"
1996 Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Evocelles" (a French burgundy, selected by my step-father)

The music:
Vivaldi flute concertos, Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet

What did you eat?

1 comment:

Caroline said...

Since I didn't take a pretty picture of our table (set for 13), I'll tell you our menu here:
turkey (for 7)
vegetarian shepherd's pie (for 6)
roasted potatoes, parsnips, and carrots (from my dad's garden)
sweet potato casserole (no marshmallows)
green salad
3 kinds of cranberry sauce (cran-orange; plain whole berry; ginger-garlic cranberry chutney)
2 kinds of stuff (chestnut and regular bread stuffing)
2 kinds of gravy (turkey and mushroom)
dinner rolls
apple pie
hickory pie (hickory nuts are like pecans, but smaller, and only grow in the Northeast; my dad gathers them in the woods)
no pumpkin pie this year - we ran out of steam! - so I'll make one when we're back home.
Happy thanksgiving!