Ok, fellow eaters of the world. Here it is, less than two weeks from Thanksgiving, and I have yet to nail down which recipes I definitely want to do. I have quite an arsenal at the ready, but I don't know what to do.
The turkey, for a brief moment, was hovering between a maple-butter turkey which Momma made for Viv's birthday dinner one year (which was. delicious.) and a boned turkey a la Julia Child. I still really want to try a boned turkey, but with 10 people coming to dinner chez Black, I think I'll stick with something I know this time 'round. I was settled on the maple turkey, herbs and all (and more patience and planning this time). And then... (oh, that infamous little word), I found this turkey from Joanne Chang.
Now, it may not look like much to the un-initiated eye, but really, this woman is the ultimate in amazingly tasty foods. You've heard me talk about Myers + Chang before, and you've heard me rave about Flour Bakery + Cafe. And I'm only now discovering she does Thanksgiving?! I think I would eat anything this woman cooks.
But then I love this stuffing and these sweet potatoes and I'd love to do a soup like this (especially for Vivers), and there will be mashed potatoes and gravy and the Nantucket cranberry relish I made last year (though this one from Joanne looks amazing, too). I'm even thinking of adding other-than-starch vegetables this year :-o Like this salad, and then I saw her carrots and her pickles. I don't know what to do!
Thoughts? Suggestions? Do you think a soy-sauce turkey will conflict too much with other, more traditional flavors on the table? If I did Joanne's turkey, what other of her recipes do you think I should definitely make? What ones of my more traditional ones? Dare I ask what your favorite recipes for Thanksgiving are?
I realize I'm only be acerbating the problem with more recipes, but I'm a recipe junkie. What can I say? :)