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Our Ridiculous Thanksgiving Menu

Published November 19, 2012 - 4 Comments

We are making an absurd amount of food for Thanksgiving. It’s just the two of us — but we each have firm opinions about what’s essential for Thanksgiving indulgence, so the menu grows quickly. I don’t eat meat, but Sean does, so that further expands the number of dishes. The only thing we really have in common is the mashed potatoes.

We both avoid gluten, so have substituted GF bread for the stuffing, brown rice flower to thicken gravy, etc.

Really we need to make more local friends, so we can share this ridiculous feast. We also cook the hell out of Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

So here’s the plan.

  • Quick pickled vegetables (Beth)
  • Olive plate with crackers (Beth)
  • Salad (Beth)
  • Roasted turkey breast (Sean)
  • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes (Both)
  • Gravy from pan drippings (Sean)
  • Vegetarian gravy (Beth) (Yes… two kinds of gravy. I told you this was ridiculous.)
  • Caramelized onion, roasted garlic, and butternut squash pizza (Beth) (not traditional but damn it sounds good.)
  • Cranberry sauce (Beth)
  • Stuffing (Beth)
  • Macaroni and cheese (Sean)
  • Deviled Eggs (Sean)
  • Pumpkin pudding (Sean)

What’s on your menu?


Elise - November 19, 2012 Reply


I am making a whole turkey, with stuffing (my mom’s recipe, but I add dried cranberries). Mashed potatoes, gravy from drippings, Brussels sprouts with bacon and possibly leeks, cranberry relish, and that mosaic apple tart from Smitten Kitchen.

Chloe - November 19, 2012 Reply

Sounds perfectly cromulent to me, and my country doesn’t even have Thanksgiving. Once, twice, two kinds of gravy. Best kind of gravy.

J'aime - November 20, 2012 Reply

Dang, just thinking about that pizza is making me drool.

I’m doing seitan cutlets, caramelized onion sauce, roasted winter squash, and probably a simple green vegetable.

I also have a brunch planned, with pumpkin pancakes, cranberry-ginger sauce, and tempeh bacon… all from this awesome cookbook:

Beth - November 20, 2012 Reply


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