For Breakfast, to make the day feel a little more special, we'll have this coffee cake with some scrambled eggs and fruit.
The Main Event
Sometime mid-afternoon, we'll have THE MEAL which will be comprised of:
- Turkey a la Mark Bittman
- Vegetarian Stuffing (Although I'm pretty tempted by this corn bread stuffing . . .)
- Mashed Potatoes (There's a request from the kiddo to make these with blue potatoes; we'll see what Whole Foods can do for us in the potato department)
- Twice-Baked Butternut Squash (This is the vegetarian main. I'll sub in some goat cheese for the cashew cheese to save myself time since the dish doesn't need to be vegan).
- My Favorite Cranberry sauce
- Roasted Brussles Sprouts
More or less everything hangs out in the oven at 400 for 20-40 minutes and I think one of the biggest Thanksgiving traditions is not-very-hot food (perfect for the toddler!) so in theory it should all work out . . .
My vote is to take a break after the big meal and go outside to run around. When we come back in it will be time for dessert: Pumpkin Pie Pudding and Ginger Cookies served with fresh whipped cream.
Happy Thanksgiving! I'll let you know how it all turns out! xo