I cant show any of the piece I have been working since it is a surprise gift and I have no idea if the recipient looks at my blog. I want to show everyone so that I can get some feedback but alas I cannot. So in lieu of this I will discuss our Thanksgiving menu.
The desserts have been made, you will have to wait to see the beautiful plated versions but I will show you a little of the process and for starters here are some almond cookies to tide you over.
I did make a delicious flan and a pumpkin pie in this style but for now you can have a look at a pear tart....
...and individual pear bites with pomegranate arils!
Tri-color sweet potatoes are also on the menu and this about sums up the 'made in advance' stuff. Tomorrow is a big ol' Shadybrook Farms turkey with stuffing (dressing) thyme mashed potatoes and oodles of little tasty bites like mini crab cakes and chevre stuffed olives just to tease a bit. More to come maybe late Thursday or Friday - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!