Thanksgiving Menu 2014

November 23, 2014

  This is the menu, which my family has requested this year.  We always have a vegetable tray and ranch dip for every occasion.  This year I found a new recipe for a cheese ball and it is shaped like a pumpkin.  Yes, I do try recipes out on my guests!  I know Ina or Martha would not do that, but what better way to get feedback and it’s always a surprise for them, too. (Usually, a good one!  Can’t you usually tell by the ingredients, if it will be good or not?)

   We always have sour cream potatoes for Thanksgiving.  You may know these as funeral potatoes or cheesy potato casserole.  Almost all of the recipes for this on the internet call for frozen potatoes.   Frozen potatoes have a mealy, different kind of texture.  We always use potatoes and cook them in water with the skins intact.  The casserole has a richer, more velvety texture.

    My girls take these for any events, which require taking a side dish.  There are never leftovers.  I know this, because invariably, they call me for the recipe or a list of ingredients.  Click here for the Sour Cream Potatoes recipe.

   I am working on a recipe index for my site and will have more recipes up asap.  Thanks for your patience.

   The wine we will be serving this year is William Hill Chardonnay, my new favorite from William Hill Winery in Napa Valley, California.  It is rich and creamy, delicious!


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