The silver is polished, the linens are clean and the shopping is almost done. For the first time in a while, I'm hosting Thanksgiving dinner. I'm fixing the standard fare with a few twists: turkey breast w/ an orange and honey glaze, corn bread stuffing with kale instead of sausage (so the vegetarians can eat it), cranberry and caramelized onion confit, and a starter of smoked trout with watercress and granny smith apples. We'll also have mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, pie, and homemade dinner rolls. I've got port and stilton to finish the meal.
I hope it goes well. There is a lot of housecleaning and cooking that needs to happen in the next 24 hours!
My friends are hitting the Wine Authorities today to pick out some vino to go with the turkey.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Let me know what you are cooking that is interesting or different from the usual.