Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Entertaining: Selecting the Menu

We will be hosting my in-laws this week and last week we decided on what is sure to be a delicious menu.  We will be preparing:
  • Maple-Bourbon brined turkey
  • a small ham
  • stuffing
  • roasted sweet potatoes
  • green beans
  • gravy
  • cranberry sauce
  • macaroni and cheese
  • handmade dinner rolls
  • dessert
It is sure to be an eventful day in the kitchen, and that is one of the things I love most about the holiday!  We will also be serving wine, tap and sparkling water.  To start, I'll be stirring up a pomegranate-champagne cocktail.   For parties, I like to make a little beverage station near the dinner table and put out a spread of options, both alcoholic and not.

My iced beverage glasses with sparkling water and a pomegranate for decor
Pomegranate Cocktail recipe:
fill each fluted champagne glass with 1 oz. pomegranate juice (the 100% POM bottles are best)
top with 4 oz. champagne
garnish with orange peel and pomegranate seeds


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