ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | October 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Menu in Yellow and Orange

fall beet salad recipe by chat n' chow

The Canadian Thanksgiving is this Monday. I scoured recipes on the Web to compose a tasty, family-friendly menu to celebrate the fall harvesting season.

Starters

+ For the welcome cocktail hour, you can’t go wrong with this Roasted Vegetable Spread or Dip by Dara at Cookin’ Canuck. Serve it with an assortment of pita breads cut in triangular pieces, slice of whole wheat baguette and homemade croutons. Provide a second choice to your guests with my 2-Minute Smoked Salmon Mousse Recipe.

+ Start the sit-down dinner meal with a Fantastic Fall Beet Salad. For this recipe, Lauren of  Chat N’ Chow served roasted beet layers with radicchio, endive and crumbles of Gorgonzola. Yum!

Main Course

main course for thanksgiving :: amaretto chicken and chipotle mashed potatoe

+ Why not make a Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes as one of your side dishes? For the second side dish, opt for something lighter like yellow and green beans. Kim of Liv Life adapted a recipe from Cooking Light.

Desserts

+ If you dare to not roast a turkey, give a try to the Amaretto Chicken recipe by Cathy of Lolfoodie. Her recipe blends the flavor of goat cheese, prosciutto, mushrooms and Amaretto liquor in a wrapped chicken breast. It’s elegant!

desserts for thanksgiving :: pear and apple Galette recipe + pear and apricot tart

+ For dessert, I suggest either the individual Caramel Apple Crostata by Evan at swEEts or the
Apple and Pear Galette by Erin at Naturally Ella. Another option would be the Pear and Dried Apricot Tart at Real Simple.

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