Its that time of year again! Time for a feast! I will be serving a crowd. Looks like 10 guests so far.
We have a new smoker this year and will smoke the turkey outside in it. Maybe some fish too.
But the very exciting thing is that I may be able to provide ALL the vegetables from my garden this year! With the mild weather, I have a nice crop of lettuce, spinach, parsnips, Chinese greens and herbs parsley and sage still in the garden. Also lots of already harvested stuff: celeriac, potatoes, squash and pumpkin, onions, garlic, winter radish, cabbage, carrots and beets. And frozen stuff: red sauce and pesto.
I'm starting to work on a menu. (Suggestions welcome!)
The menu so far (still changing):
Pumpkin soup (Jarrahdale, served in the shell, I have a great recipe)
Smoked turkey with celeriac, onion and sage stuffing and classic gravy
Butternut squash (roast pureed or baked/candied?)
Grilled bok choy
A big casserole of some type
Fall greens salad (with cranberries, pecans and goat cheese)
Mixed breads (corn bread, black bread etc)
My mom and brother always bring the pies.... I hope they will again this year.