A Thanksgiving Preview

And we didn’t even have guests

We have quite a few new recipes on tap for the next two weeks. We’ll brine a turkey, serve up a new sweet potato soup, dress up green beans and kick our cranberries up a notch. We have some new drinks and desserts in store too. While the core ingredients never change, Thanksgiving still offers endless possibilities and for that we’re quite thankful. Here are our all-time favorite Thanksgiving recipes, the ones we return to each year.

Turkey with Herb Butter and Cornbread Stuffing

Mmm, butter

Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Two Southern staples

Mashed Potatoes with Truffle Oil and Porcini

This is important, this means something

No Lumps Gravy

I have been tempted to drink it straight from the dish

Brandied Cranberry Sauce

Where are the can indentations?

Green Beans with Pancetta and Mushrooms

It’s so colorful and vibrant.

Brandy Milk Punch

Wait until the end of the week and buy your thanksgiving napkins for next year for pennies on the dollar

Sweet Potato Pie

This is a crime against nature without whipped cream

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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17 Responses to A Thanksgiving Preview

  1. sallybr says:

    That turkey photo is pure food porn! (do I get some type of prize for mixing pure and porn on the same sentence? πŸ˜‰ )

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    Gorgeous turkey in that top shot … how do you get it such a deep red colour? The truffle and porcini mashed potatoes are mouthwatering as well.

  3. Garden’s all put to bed, the days are short and cold…
    Bring On The Holiday Cooking! πŸ˜€

  4. Ooooh, brandied cranberries! I’ve just about given up on cranberries, but may be tempted to try once again!

  5. Your table looks very much like ours. I love Thanksgiving! It’s my favorite holiday with 4th of July as a close second. I think it must be the food.

  6. It’s funny; my sisters have requested very few side dishes and mostly desserts!

  7. Sherry says:

    I’m starting to plan the menu. We are doing our turkey on the grill this year. And I’m thinking a new dressing recipe is in order. And a new pecan pie recipe…The rest I think I’ll leave alone as close to perfect already….lol…

  8. egg me on says:

    Looks awesome. What time should I come over? πŸ˜€

  9. Karen says:

    Tried and true recipes are always perfect for the holidays but I’ll be interested to see how you kick it up a notch. πŸ™‚

  10. TasteFood says:

    Now I am hungry. Is it Thanksgiving yet?

  11. Eva Taylor says:

    You’re making me want turkey all over again! Sadly I have to wait for Christmas and even then it’s not guaranteed, the last few years my brother has made a ham. Loving all the fixings you’ve prepared, such a colourful and beautiful table.

  12. Cecile says:

    I see you posted a link for that fabulous looking turkey – thanks! And – have you EVER been busy! Each and every dish/drink etc. looks amazing!! I won’t be home for Thanksgiving but anytime’s a good time for turkey – so I’ll be making some of these recipes soon.

  13. Cecile says:

    I’m going to post the link to this page – as well as a photo of THAT TURKEY – on Facebook. (And, of course, I’m ‘pinning’ it!!)

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