Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Special Occasion Potatoes

Can you believe Thanksgiving is nine days away?  I certainly can't.  I had dinner with a friend last night, and we were both kind of surprised that the holiday season is already here, you know?

Last week, John and I were talking about our Thanksgiving plans, and what I might make for our dinner this year.  I suggested I might like to make scalloped potatoes; John mentioned he would really like mashed potatoes and gravy.  His response to my desire to make scalloped potatoes?  "Well, just make them this weekend!"


"Hot-Sauce Glazed Tempeh" from Veganomicon, oven-roasted broccoli, and Scalloped Potatoes.  Real Simple saved the day again, with another stellar, easy-to-prepare recipe!  I would definitely save this recipe for special occasions in the future, as it is RICH and delicious.

So, I'm curious . . . what would your vote be -- scalloped or mashed?

The rest of our T-day menu is as follows . . .

mashed potatoes (likely with buttermilk and chives)
Mushroom Gravy
Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole
Caramelized Onion and Herb Stuffing
Creamy Corn Pudding
Creamed Spinach Casserole
Double-Cranberry Chutney
Pecan Pie

What are you planning for your Thanksgiving menu this year?

1 comment:

Eileen said...

That Thanksgiving lineup sounds great! As for us...well, we know we're making a cashew-based pumpkin pie, if nothing else. I seriously haven't planned anything--must get on that immediately!