Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving Cooking

 This was my first year co-hosting Thanksgiving dinner! Here are a few highlights:

Sausage cornbread stuffing:
Brown sausage in large skillet. Saute onions, carrots and celery in drippings with salt, pepper, cajun seasoning and fresh thyme. Boil cubed cornbread until fluffy and then toss with sausage and vegetables; adjust seasoning and garnish with parsley.

Healthy pumpkin pie:
I learned from making this pumpkin pie that organic pumpkin puree (I used Trader Joe's brand) has much more liquid than the generic, so the pie batter came out much wetter than usual! Anticipate this when making healthier pumpkin pie, and adjust other ingredients accordingly.

Rustic-themed tablescape:

We also made cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, butternut squash roasted two ways (sweet & savory), biscuits, and gravy. Oh, and turkey!