Every year, Julie Cohen, an ex-pat American living in the UK, asks what we’re having for Thanksgiving at our house, so here goes.

Turkey, brined with citrus, seasoned with fresh herbs, covered with bacon and a cherry jam glaze. Trust me.
Pot Roast with potatoes, turnips, parsnips, carrots and onions
Herb dressing (I’m baking the bread today)
Mashed potatoes (maybe with roasted garlic, maybe not. haven’t decided yet.)
Sweet potatoes au gratin with chipotle cream
Roasted sweet potatoes and sprouts (the only way I can eat brussel sprouts)
Green bean casserole
Homemade rolls
Cranberry relish

Desserts could be any two or three of the following:
Pecan pie
Pumpkin cheesecake
Apple crumble
Chocolate cake with chewy caramel topping
Black Russian cake

By day 3, what’s left of turkey carcass will become Cream of Turkey and Rice Soup.

And that’s just for 9 people. Who’s hungry?

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