As I browse through buckets of information and recipes for the dinner of the year, I am overwhelmed bu the multitude of choices and the information contrary to what I held to be sacred. I am in a conundrum about what to make.
Potatoes? Always Yukon Golds but, what...Russets? Steamed? In the skins? Best option now?
No sweet potatoes this year? Not one member of my family is a fan.
Yes, I am still going to brine the turkey. I have too, or actually I am afraid not to. It makes such a huge difference in taste and especially texture.
Dressing? Of course but how, which one? Sausage, cornbread?
Ben wants Gene's Potatoes with the Swiss cream sauce. Canned potatoes for Thanksgiving. NO. He asked me just to make the sauce. Really? Use it like a gravy?
No Green Bean casserole this year. Never cared for it but I found a fresh recipe instead of canned soup. Still no. Okay, just fresh green beans.
Corn Casserole. Standard of the house. That will get made of course. Kind of a starchy, gloppy mix of corn and Velveeta with broken spaghetti. I find it hard to improve the recipe but it definitely needs updating (Don't tell my Mother-in-law).
It's just us kids this year. My Mom is coming over (a surprise to us) and the kids will be in and out depending on their work schedule. Some are bringing others, whatever. There is always more than enough food. But what?