Thanksgiving plans are coming together finally. Since I'm the only one in my family with a working oven (my sister's oven hasn't worked since she moved into her house - almost 4 years ago! - I guess you could tell which one of us is the baker!, and mom's gave out while making The Roses), it looks like the big enchilada (i.e. turkey) will be cooked in my tiny apartment.
Since I'm certifiably insane, I've suggested that we have the shindig at my place. I just can't face transporting the beast in a car -- I have issues with eating things when they're hot and my family is the worst with getting organized to eat.
Even though my place is so small I think I'd feel more at ease if I cook the things at home and not have to worry about carrying it all around. Plus, I get to use my serving dishes!! :)
So here's the tentative menu:
MUSHROOM CAVIAR W/ CRACKERS - Simply Recipes
TRI-COLORED TOMATO SALAD
SAGE-AND-ONION BREAD STUFFING - Mark Bittman, 'The Minimalist'
PARMESAN MASHED POTATOES - Ina Garten
ROSEMARY ‘ISRAELI’ COUSCOUS - Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh
SOUR-CREAM APPLE PIE - Simply Recipes
CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY COOKIES - Tessa Kiros
SEMI-SWEET RED WINE
It looks like a lot of these recipes could be made in advance so I have to
get organized and figure when to make what.
Wish me luck!