Have you been thinking about your holiday menu?
I’m starting my menu today. My process is something like this…
I sit down at my kitchen table, feeling creative– pen and paper in hand. I begin by sketching circles on my paper representing each dish.
I’m very visual… so when I draw out my table I’m able to see how my foods look together-do they pair well, how are more colors, textures, and do I have something for everyone?
This approach really works well for me…my other senses come a live and I smell the turkey, taste the cranberries, see the smoothness of the mashed potatoes, and hear the movement of the room…. when all that comes together I know I have the right mix!
Baked Brie cheese with toasted almonds and fig jam
Roasted butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds
Whole Cranberry/ orange sauce
Pan roasted Brussels sprouts w/ with caramelized shallots
Sweet potatoes with marshmallow (aunt Ruth’s)
Challah and cornbread stuffing.
Simple mixed leafy greens with vinaigrette dressing
Did I leave anything out?