Thanksgiving Dinner Party
Are you looking for a fresh new recipe or two to take to the many Holiday functions you have scheduled? Would you like to have the prettiest table setting at your holiday dinner this year? Entertain with ease this Thanksgiving Holiday.
Now, how many of you are afraid of the word “entertaining” – come on be honest. Thank you for that. The thing is that most of us don’t have the time to entertain and most of us think that entertaining means taking hours to shop, prepare, and serve and that you have to have a big display and lots of people over.
But, entertaining is just the way you put out the food you put out on your table, whether it’s for a holiday, a BBQ, a party, or just what you serve your family for dinner. They say 50% of the meal is presentation, right?
Who says Thanksgiving needs to be elaborate? You can still enjoy the Thanksgiving feast with simple foods. Simple foods can taste really good. Remember, what matters most is that you are together as a family. You do not have to have tons and tons of food – make your menu simple – have a main dish and a couple of side dishes and a dessert. Prepare easy to cook dishes.
Entertain Buffet Style
The first-ever Thanksgiving was a potluck. In the United States, most of us learned Thanksgiving was originally a harvest festival held by the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony in 1621. During the first Thanksgiving, the pilgrims held a three-day feast in celebration of their bountiful harvest following their arrival in North America.
One of the side dishes I like to make on Thansgiving is Cornbread. There are many different recipes to choose from. Instead of just having dinner rolls, I like to make a Honey Cornbread muffin. It’s a perfect compliment to a traditional Thanksgiving meal. I make extra to use in the stuffing.
Honey Corn Bread Muffins
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 teasppons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/3 cup honey
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prep muffin pan with muffin cups. I personally enjoy using my stoneware muffin pan as it evenly conducts heat and the muffins turn out perfectly.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, honey, and melted butter. Add the flour mixture and stir to combine.
Divide the batter evenly in the muffin pan, I use a medium, stainless steel scoop as it perfectly pours the right amount of batter in each muffin cup. Bake until golden brown and toothpick inserteinto the center comes out clean, 30 minutes.