Friends, Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Are you ready?
I’ve been making to-do lists and slowly stocking up: with every visit to the store, I pick up an extra pound of butter or a sack of flour or a bag of brown sugar … I know it won’t go to waste.
I’ve rounded up my favorite recipes below.
Hope all of your preparations are going well. I truly cannot believe another Thanksgiving is nearly here.
As always: I’m thankful for all of you 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Philadelphia Fish House Punch
Perhaps for its three-times-a-year appearance but more likely for its reception, which without fail is wild, I look forward to both making and drinking Philadelphia Fish House Punch more than just about anything during the holiday season. It’s festive and fun, and it makes everyone happy.
A great way to get a jumpstart on Thanksgiving preparations is to make stuffing and freeze it. Below is a recipe for my favorite stuffing, which emerges with a crisp golden exterior and a creamy center, flavorful enough to eat on its own, but welcoming to many a sauce, gravy, relish or anything else the Thanksgiving table has to offer.
Vegetable Side Dish
I say this every year, but I can’t help repeat it: One bite of Alice Waters’s potato gratin makes me instantly forget everything else on the table. It is so utterly delicious.
Two More Sauces
If you are making a ham, my grandmother’s mustard sauce is a must! I also love applesauce on the Thanksgiving table.
Every Thanksgiving I make a double batch of this pie dough recipe (video below), which yields 4 rounds of pie dough, which I use in the 4 recipes below.
After punch, I think I most look forward to butternut squash pie, AKA Ronnie Hollingsworth’s most excellent squash pie. There is something so special to me about roasting a butternut squash for dessert — butternut squash truly makes the best ‘pumpkin’ pie you will ever taste. I promise.
Also: You know what I think is the key to every Thanksgiving pie’s success? Salted whipped cream. So good. Recipe included here.
Foolproof Pie Dough
How to Roll Out Pie Dough
Wishing you all a happy holiday season.