for this holiday, i decided to change our tried-and-true menu up a little. here's my take on the traditional:
tropical fruit salad
cranberry puff pastries
cracked wheat and butterbread stuffing
smoked gouda brussel sprouts
mashed squash and golden potatoes
heirloom rice salad with apples & cranberries
broiled sole with shallot butter
pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream
it all cooked up amazingly well! the pumpkin pie is one of the best ones i've had; the recipe called for sweetened condensed milk, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. i semi-baked the crust, then poured in the filling. the only food which was only ok, was the cranberry puff pastry; it needed cheese, brie or havarti, something to cut the tart nature of fresh cranberries.
i'm thinking an oyster stuffed fish could be interesting and tasty next year. know any good recipes?