After several days of Thanksgiving planning, prepping and cooking, I woke up today energized and eager to dive into the day’s tasks. I’m not sure why I love Thanksgiving so much. Perhaps it’s because I’ll have 18 of my close friends arriving at my house this evening to celebrate. With Spotify streaming, drinks flowing, and a plethora of yummy bites around, it’s almost guaranteed to be a fun, memorable evening. Or perhaps it’s because Thanksgiving is the one day of the year that really celebrates food. People coming together to give thanks over a table full of food. My menu below is definitely not traditional; however, many of the dishes are derivatives of Thanksgiving classics. I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving
A quick note on the photography in this post. All of the images were taken with my iPhone. Some altered in Instagram. I’ve been posting these photos all week on Twitter using the hashtag #KKTday2011 (short for Kitchen Konfidence Thanksgiving). I urge you to go check out the other photos! I will continue to post for most of today, so please come say hello. Continue reading for my Thanksgiving 2011 menu.
Baked Brie with Fig Butter and Toasted Pecans
Kimchi and Bacon Deviled Eggs
Seasonal Produce Selection
Meyer-Citron Drops [Meyer Lemon Syrup, Buddha Hand Citron Infused Vodka, Meyer Lemon Juice]
Ginger Snap [Spiced Ginger Syrup, Muddled Mint, Vodka, Clementine Juice, Orange Bitters]
Harvest Salad with Shaved Apples and Fennel
Roast Turkey with Truffle Butter
Italian Chard Stuffing
Sweet Potato Crunch
Sweet Potato Mash
Lyn’s Hot Buns
Coconut Custard Pie
Persimmon Fool Pudding with Fresh Whipped Cream
That’s all for this year. I hope you enjoyed Once again, happy Thanksgiving!!