Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Update: 1/15/2010 with links to the recipes that Starla used along with other comments.

This year, we decided to stay home for Thanksgiving and serve a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner to several friends who are from other countries.

Starla started with the traditional foods, but used recipes that gave them a different twist. Here are what we served for Thanksgiving dinner at

"Chez Ling"

Soup & Salad
  • Roasted Pear & Delicata Squash Soup
    served in a carnival squash bowl. Note that the original recipe called for butternut squash, but we recently discovered the wonderful flavors of the delicata squash, and so we made the substitution in this recipe.
  • Roasted Pear & Delicata Squash Soup
  • Spring Mix Salad with Dried Apricots and Walnuts

Entrée CoursesOven Roasted Free-Range TurkeySides
  • Home-Style Cranberry Sauce not from a can.
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Creamed Sweet Corn
  • Crescent Rolls
  • Home-Style Pumpkin Pie made from fresh pumpkins. Neither of us are fans of pumpkin pies, but ones made from fresh pumpkins definitely taste much better.
  • Home-Style Pumpkin Pie
  • Pear Rosemary Tart from Coquette Patisserie
    We've recently found this wonderful patisserie right in our neighborhood, just a couple of blocks from our house. Britt-Marie Culey, the pastry chef, makes some delightful pastries. We've already sampled a number of her beautiful creations and look forward to trying more. If you want to be wowed by dessert, check out her web site and try some!
  • Pear Rosemary Tart
Here is a PDF version of the entire menu we made up for our guests.

We'd love to hear what everyone else had for Thanksgiving dinner, and what twists you may have added to your fare.

1 comment:

Kim and Joel said...

It looks and sounds WONDERFUL! I'm sure it was all a hit with your friends!