Thanksgiving menu (tentative)

Thanksgiving is two days away and I still don’t have any plans. (Traditionally, I’ve spent the day with my parents and their friends. Lately, I’ve been spending it with my sister. This year, our plans have somehow fallen through so I’m left without anywhere to go or anyone to see.) So I’ve come up with a tentative Thanksgiving menu for me and Alex:

Roasted beet salad with warm maple mustard dressing

Mashed potatoes
Stuffed Thanksgiving burger patties

Roasted veggies (Brussels sprouts, rainbow carrots)
Stuffing with pears and pecans

Sauces & Gravies
Mushroom gravy
Cranberry sauce

Pumpkin cheesecake with crunchy pecan topping (using homemade graham crackers)
Hot cocoa

I’m relying heavily entirely on the recipes of Isa Chandra Moskowitz for the special occasion. But the hot cocoa recipe is my own!

Hot Cocoa

1/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 C white sugar
1 pinch salt
1/3 C boiling water
3½ C unsweetened soy milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine the cocoa, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Pour in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir for about 2 minutes. Be careful not to scorch this mixture.
  2. Stir in the milk and heat until very hot (but not boiling). Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.
  3. Divide evenly among 4 mugs and enjoy!

We’re looking forward to a really mellow night in. Dinner will probably be followed by a movie and then slumber. (Maybe we’ll even do the dishes that night? But probably not.)





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