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Offline Edward Vulpes

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« on: October 24, 2007, 09:30:48 pm »
I've found myself conscripted (willingly) yet again to make a meal for my Bible Study group here at university... this time, Thanksgiving dinner. This is daunting, to say the least. However, I at least am absolved from doing the turkey, so I can focus on the sort of dishes that I do better. As I want to shy away from the usual, dull Thanksgiving fare, I've crafted another menu that I'd like to get a bit of advice on:

-Chilled honeydew melon soup served with some sort of salty meat- perhaps either prosciutto or thick-cut bacon?
-Pressed Yukon Gold potatoes (I don't remember the actual culinary term for these, but they are parboiled potatoes that are mashed lightly with a fork when tender, then are fried and topped with a mixture of lemon zest and parsley.)
-Autumnal butternut squash gratin
-My own personal take on cranberry sauce using orange mint and apple.
-Ginger pumpkin pie.

Suggestions? Comments? Critiques? I feel like there's still something missing.
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 02:07:59 am »
It sounds good, even though I personally don't like pumpkin or bacon, still sound like it'd taste great.

I don't celebrate thanksgiving, so I'm not sure of the "traditions" but still, I like your choices.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 12:55:14 pm »
Mmmmm....  My mouth is watering.  That sounds delicious!  I wish I could be there to taste it. '<img'>

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 04:36:21 pm »
As the hyenas from The Lion King said...

Whatever's lion around.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2007, 08:20:04 am »
Quote (Edward Vulpes @ Oct. 24 2007, 9:30 pm)
I've found myself conscripted (willingly) yet again to make a meal for my Bible Study group here at university... this time, Thanksgiving dinner. This is daunting, to say the least. However, I at least am absolved from doing the turkey, so I can focus on the sort of dishes that I do better. As I want to shy away from the usual, dull Thanksgiving fare, I've crafted another menu that I'd like to get a bit of advice on:

-Chilled honeydew melon soup served with some sort of salty meat- perhaps either prosciutto or thick-cut bacon?
-Pressed Yukon Gold potatoes (I don't remember the actual culinary term for these, but they are parboiled potatoes that are mashed lightly with a fork when tender, then are fried and topped with a mixture of lemon zest and parsley.)
-Autumnal butternut squash gratin
-My own personal take on cranberry sauce using orange mint and apple.
-Ginger pumpkin pie.

Suggestions? Comments? Critiques? I feel like there's still something missing.


Sounds good!

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2007, 02:26:51 pm »
Quote (weese @ Nov. 23 2007, 6:20 am)
Quote (Serra Belvoule @ Nov. 22 2007, 4:36 pm)
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I must be stupid, cause it took me about five minuets to get that... ':blush:'

Naw, no stupid, just a little demented D:
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2007, 06:36:11 pm »
That cranberry sauce sounds really good. I'd be interested in knowing how you made that.
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2007, 09:23:24 pm »
Actually, I didn't get to make most of this, disappointingly. It was mainly a cost issue. I did, however, quite simply hit the ball out of the park with the pie- I decided to try out a recipe that used a layer of finely-chopped nuts and crystallized ginger in the bottom of the pie plate, as well as an exhorbitant amount of ground dried ginger in the filling. It was very strongly flavored, but with a little fresh-whipped cream to counterbalance... marvelous!

I don't have the recipe for that cranberry sauce here with me at the moment (I wrote it down when I made this menu, but I cannot remember it now.). When I get back to University I will see if I can find where I put it.
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