Thanksgiving 2010 Menu: What Are You Making?

OK, here it is. The big rundown, the open thread, the sound-off. What's on your Thanksgiving menu? Care to share? Chat here about what you're making, which stuffing is truly the best, and how you're cooking that bird.

Emma and I are throwing a bash together at my house and so we've already showed you some of what will be on the table. Here's a rundown of our multi-course, festive meal for 12! I can hardly wait...

Pre-Dinner
Ina's spiced nuts
Roasted pumpkin seeds
Mulled wine

Amuse-Bouche
Savory Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Cranberry Jelly Cut-Outs

Salad
• Fennel and radicchio salad with pomegranate, Meyer lemon, and grapefruit
No-Knead Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
• Cultured butter with a streak of hickory-smoked sea salt

First Course
• Sweet potato sformato, in ramekins
• Cream-braised Brussels sprouts with lemon (from Orangette)

Palate Cleanser
• Pomegranate and grapefruit sorbet

Main Course
• Smoked turkey breast
• Grilled, braised turkey legs and wings
• Sage and onion bread stuffing
• Mashed potatoes with a hint of rutabaga
Rich Turkey Gravy

Dessert
Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie
Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
Cranberry Curd Bars
Brown Butter Ice Cream
Lemon Ice Cream

Digestivi
• Glasses of Fernet Branca, nocino, and cherry ginja to close

To drink we will start with something bubbly, then go on to a local Ohio Pinot Grigio that is very bright and green apple-crisp. Then we'll serve Zinfandel, dry Aspalls cider, and Maudite beer (from Unibroue) with the main course. Dessert wine from Portugal and coffee to finish.

It's definitely one of the most ambitious meals I've ever planned, but it's so fun to plan and execute it with another cook!

OK - your turn! And come back tomorrow, if you have a moment, too; we'll be showing you all the reader Thanksgiving tables that we've received so far. Happy, happy cooking!

Related: Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes From The Kitchn

(Images: Martha Stewart; Denise of Chez Us' via The Kitchn's Best Pie Bakeoff)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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