Well, that was hard.
I seriously wore myself right out, and spent the next couple days on a slow mend. That said, it was an absolutely wonderful meal – great food, great guests, and great memories. So despite the extra physical effort, it felt like a really successful feast, and I was glad that I persevered.
- Cornbread/sourdough stuffing
- Delicata squash stuffed with the stuffing (for the vegetarians among us)
- Mashed Potatoes
- Cauliflower Salad
- Green Beans
- Dates stuffed with blue cheese
- Cheddar Cornbread muffins
- Pumpkin Cheesecake with pumpkin caramel sauce
- Four-Layer Beet cake
Guests provided scalloped corn and roast squash adapted from 101 Cookbooks that was seriously so good that I will be making it all the time.
Here’s what I had by the time Thanksgiving rolled around.
Done in advance:
- Beet Cake (four days + frozen)
- Cornbread for stuffing (three days)
- Cheesecake and sauce (1 day)
- Frosting for cake (1 day)
- Veggies sauteed for stuffing (1 day)
- Cauliflower salad (1 day)
- Cornbread muffin batter (1 day)
- Dates stuffed (1 day)
- Delicata Squash roasted (1 day)
With so much prepped ahead, Thanksgiving was as easy as it was going to be. I’ll be posting some of the more interesting recipes in the next several days.