My own usual November holiday meal is made up of biryani and paneer or some sort of Thai curry.
This year, however, I have decided to make the quintessential American Thanksgiving for a group of foreign friends. Even though they live in the U.S. now, I want to show them the kind of Thanksgiving dinner that most people here grew up with.
The snafu is that I don’t eat a lot of American food. So my normal recipes and cooking are not quite up to the challenge I have laid out for myself. My efforts to research exciting, elegant approaches to this cuisine have been very fruitful, but I am at a bit of a loss to narrow down the list.
If you can read through two pages of delicious dishes without needing to run and grab a snack in the process, take a look at my Thanksgiving Test Kitchen list and tell me what you think. Let me know if you have anything to add, veto, or thoroughly endorse. My friends have graciously volunteered to serve as testers on my endeavor to narrow down the list, and I will be trying out recipes throughout the month of November.