This is a list of 250 TERRIFIC Thanksgiving-Specific Recipes.
However, I am going to use them for my Christmas Banquet Menu project.
I call this my Fairy Godmother – Fairy Godfather (I think you would need both to actually complete my entire plan by now), Wish List Expansion.
I haven’t by far finished. I have been thinking of vegetables, more sides, more bread, more dessert and certainly of course, more centerpiece plate dishes — principally ham. Right now, this project is up to a large turkey and side plate smaller geese and duck.
I don’t consider it complete. It’s a fairy tale banquet surely is what I know I mean. But besides that, I gave up on trying to bring it together to realistic. So by now, I am into my expanded lists — within reason. I could see that a very large catering restaurant and banquet hall or convention site could handle my entire program quite easily.
So let’s move on.
Out of this list, I have chosen the following for my Banquet Menu.
#14 — Herbed Turkey Breast
#20 — Chunky Apple Cake
#22 — Baker’s Dozen Yeast Rolls
#30 — Glazed Sweet Potatoes
#42 — Triple Fudge Brownies
#55 — Royal Broccoli Souffle
#62 — Onion French Bread Loaves
#71 — Cheese Butter Bread
#73 — Bourbon Ham Meatballs
#82 — Bacon Collard Greens
#92 — Wild Rice Stuffing
#95 — Parmesan Risotto
#99 — Cranberry Pineapple Upside Down Cake
#100 — Thyme Roasted Carrots
#105 — Pumpkin Harvest Beef Stew
#107 — Cranberry Brie Pinwheels
#118 — Mashed Cauliflower au Gratin
#122 — Sugar Cookies
#124 — Carmel Pecan Apple Pie
#129 — Honey Pecan Pie
#134 — Bacon & Broccoli Salad
#137 — Quick Buttermilk Cornbread
#146 — Butter Pecan Fudge
#148 — Sparkling Cider Pound Cake
#167 — Barbecue Meatballs
#169 — Dill and Chive Peas
#180 — Cheddar Cream Corn
#181 — Sweet Potato and Carrot Casserole
#184 — Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
#188 — Slower Cooker Spiced Mixed Nuts
#195 — Seeded Butternut Squash Bread
#212 — Cranberry Date Bars
#213 — Pumpkin Spice Cookies
#216 — Spinach Parmesan Casserole
#220 — Spiced Pickled Beets
#226 — Cherry Brandied Baked Brie
#245 — Cinnamon Sugar Apple Pie
Now I also have a few more salads to add to the former days’ salad lists. There are a total of 20 prepped salad sides for my salad a-la carte buffet when that list is finished. And rather than make another separate post, since it continues from the salad lists of yesterday and the day before, I thought I’d put that link at the bottom of this post with the list of my choice for the Banquet Menu.
There are going to be more sides of everything and more mains though, so I declare this a science fiction menu.
Herbed Turkey Breast
Completion of Prepped Salads List from Food & Wine Italian Salads
#5 — Garlicky Caesar Salad
#6 — Fennel & Red Onion Salad with Parmesan
#12 — Eggplant Caponata
#14 – Mushroom Salad with Mint
#16 — Shaved Fennel Salad with Anchovy
#17 — Antipasto Salad
#19 — Arugula Salad with Ricotta Salata
#21 — Fennel and Aged Pecorino Salad
#23 — Spinach Salad with Bagna Cauda Dressing
#23 — Spring Peas and Greens with Cacio & Pepe Dressing
#25 — Lemony Chickpea Salad