But, like I said, I will not be making a turkey. Simply, neither Seth nor I like turkey. I find even the best cooked turkey to be boring and I don't like boring when it comes to my food.
|The only turkey we'll see on Thursday is the one on Ella's sweet bottom|
Before dinner, I will have a few cheeses, some crackers, hummus, carrots and celery set our for munching. I know one of the cheeses will be have to be goat cheese since Miss E seems to have a dairy sensitivity and I cannot say no to a cheese plate.
The star of the dinner will be a pork crown roast with a pecan apple stuffing. We will also have braised kale, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, spiced peaches if I can find them) and my mother in law's mashed taters. I am sure my papa would be ashamed that I am skipping the picked watermelon rind...
And for dessert I will be making a pecan pie and an apple pie.
Most of these recipes are new to me, so there is always the chance that some dishes will fall flat. However, I am pretty selective about choosing recipes, so I am hopeful that everything will turn out a-okay. Plus everything seems pretty straight forward, so kitchen chaos should be minimal. I'll be back sometime after the holiday with a full debrief.