On our menu for the big day tomorrow:
+ Hot spinach and artichoke dip (gotta have a good app!)
+ Brown sugar and herb brined + roasted turkey breast
+ Cornbread dressing with bacon, leeks and apples
+ Red wine gravy
+ Roasted garlic and parmesan smashed potatoes
+ Classic southern green bean casserole
+ Sauteed Swiss chard with cranberries, butternut squash, and toasted walnuts (Maybe? Joe doesn’t seem so interested in this)
With the exception of the casserole, I’m creating each recipe. I spent last night prepping lots of the items (making cornbread, getting veggies chopped, making and cooling the brine). I’m going to be a busy girl tonight and tomorrow, but it will be so fun! Completely worth it for that moment when you sit down and take the first bite. CAN’T. WAIT.
I was going through some old archives and remembered I put together these two posts last year: the first, on Thanksgiving wine pairings; the second, on what to do with all your leftovers! The recs definitely still stand, so check them out if you’re at a loss on either front.
[And fret not… Behind the Scenes will be back next week with a very fabulous lady. I just didn’t want to give anyone the shaft post date of the day before Thanksgiving!]
What are you doing to prepare today? For those of you traveling, stay safe!!