DH and I will be hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year! I'm very excited because this means our parents will be coming to us, instead of us to them; we only have to eat one dinner instead of two
Since we are hosting, we get to set the menu, right? I've already told both sets of parents not to bring anything. My question is about serving a few "untraditional" menu items.
Champagne roasted turkey (who, btw, is being lovingly cared for and fed organically by a friend of mine)
Rosemary roasted bite-sized potatoes
Roasted veggies (squash, carrots, pearl onions, asparagus, zucchini)
Kale, quinoa & apple salad
Cornbread-stuffing muffins (I invented these recently and they. are. AMAZING.)
Pumpkin dump cake with cinnamon ice cream
DH is concerned that our menu isn't traditional enough, and that our parents won't like it. I'm of the opinion that it's our house, our grocery bill, and therefore our menu. However...I'm not going to reveal to our parents what the menu is because I don't want anyone to try and "fix" our dinner by bringing a side of traditional mashed potatoes
So would you ehellions be OK with such a menu? DH's concerns are no mashed potatoes, a non-pie pumpkin dessert, and the stuffing and bread mixed together. I know my FIL will be somewhat upset that we're going to ask him not to bring his homemade bread. That will be the only heads-up that it won't be a traditional menu.
Also, I'm in need of a good small starter to have sitting out. Just something sort of light we can munch on while dinner is finishing up.
ETA, yes, we will have a gravy. The champagne and turkey drippings make an amazing gravy.