So I kind of backed into an appetizer. I needed something no bake as my one, single oven will be in use for the bird.
I could do cheese and crackers, but those choices were so overwhelming. Maybe because I am always trying to up my veggie intake, I opted for crudites. And what a beautiful, rainbow-esque crudites it will be. I have red bell peppers, carrots, yellow grape tomatoes, broccoli, and these beautiful and fun carrot-shaped radishes. I bought premade dips...ranch because while I hate it, it does seem to be popular; and french onion, because, really who doesn't like onion dip.
Tomorrow will be a crazy busy cooking day. I have to salt the bird--inside and out, wrap in plastic wrap and continue to chill. I will also be making my cheesecake.
Have I told you about my pumpkin cheesecake? I am using parts of three different 4 fork recipes (on epicurious). The piece de resistance is the pecan caramel sauce that gets served with it. Oh, and there is bourbon throughout. Yum!
Other cooking/prep work includes blanching the broccoli, and prepping the remaining cruidites.
I will also have Josh add the leaves to the table so I can set it.
Today I am supposed to be cleaning my house. You can see how enthusiastic I am about that.
Dinner tonight is a pasta casserole from the freezer.
What are you having?