Thanksgiving is coming up next Thursday. Do you have a plan? I just came up with my menu yesterday. If you are still thinking about what to make, I have some recipe ideas for you below.
Most of my recipes from my menu this year are new recipes, so I am not able to post anything yet. But you can check out some of my older recipes. They may inspire you for your Thanksgiving menu.
Yesterday was Bryan’s and my 4th wedding anniversary.
Time flies. Four years ago, we had our little elope ceremony with a few friends on a beautiful beach. It was simple and perfect. One year later, we had a small wedding banquet with families and friends. I got to wear a real wedding dress and got some nice pictures. Haha…. I guess it is every woman’s dream to put on a wedding dress. Four years have gone by, things may have changed, but I am still so in love with my man. I am one lucky girl. I can’t wait for many more years to come and share my life with Bryan.
To celebrate the anniversary, I cooked a 3-course meal.
Tuna Tartare (shallot, chive, lime, baked wonton chips)
Citrus-Seared Sea Scallops (orange, lime, green onion, garlic, creamy polenta)
Lemon Panna Cotta (strawberry sauce)
This was probably one of my first 3-course meal that I cook by myself. I usually only made an entree and a dessert, or I will have help. The good thing about this menu was that there were many things that I can made ahead, so there wasn’t any craziness. The panna cotta was made 1 day ahead. The components of the tartare were all prepared. I just had to toss them all together at the last moment. The scallops only needed to be cook for a few minutes. It was a smooth and delicious meal. Everything came out exactly what I hope for. I enjoyed the whole process. And most important, I am happy that Bryan likes it and he was definitely surprised with the menu.
Have a great memorial weekend! (And yes, Bryan and I got married during the memorial weekend. Looks like people love to get married during this long weekend. My ex-roommate also got married on the same memorial weekend as I did. Weird, but kind of cool!)
Wow… Thanksgiving is next week already! This will be my 2nd Thanksgiving dinner that I am holding. I won’t be making turkey, because Bryan, my sister and I all didn’t like turkey much. I will be making Cornish hens instead. I will use a few recipes that I have posted before. If you need some recipes ideas, check out the links below.
I can’t wait to start cooking! Hope everything will be delicious!
Lokness 2011 Thanksgiving Menu
Stuffed Cornish Hens (New recipe)
Lemon Pepper Honey Toast (Read)
Southwest Potato Salad (New recipe)
Green Bean Casserole (Read)
Pumpkin Cheesecake (New recipe)
Banana Pudding (For my in-laws’ Thanksgiving lunch) (Read)