We are getting ready to host our first holiday as a married couple and in our new house. I’m excited and nervous that we are forgetting something. I do love having a goal, making a plan and being able to control the progress along the way. So different than what we’ve been experiencing on the baby making side of things! So just to get my brain organized around all of this, let’s make a list of our menu to make sure we’ve made our last grocery run…
Olive tapenade and a spinach artichoke cheese ball (both being made today), blue cheese, grapes and crackers
Turkey (this should be interesting! We’ve never made a turkey in the oven before)
Garlic mashed potatoes
Roasted squash with sage and cranberries
Green beans with roasted pine nuts and shallots
Hot apple cider with cinnamon and cloves, coke, and I’m sure we’ll pick up some wine and beer.
In-laws are bringing pies for dessert. It should be plenty for five of us, especially since two of us are vegetarians! It feels like I should make a salad, but there is just so much already. If you are looking for an awesome green bean recipe, search for Not Your Mother’s Green Bean recipe from the Moosewood Cooks at Home book. My family on both sides always requests it and it has been a hit at any gathering as well. All you need are green beans, green onions or shallots, parsley, roasted pine nuts and olive oil/balsamic vinegar if I remember from making them a zillion times before.
Am I forgetting anything???