Everyone has their own idea of what is the perfect holiday meal. Based upon personal taste, and usually inspired by memories from your childhood, it can vary wildly from person to person. However, that being said, there are a few items that can usually be counted on no matter where you end up this Thanksgiving.
So below you will find our list of the top five staples needed for any Thanksgiving meal.
1) Of course, number one is Turkey. The unequivocal icon of this holiday, no American could argue against denying it it's rightful role on the table every Thanksgiving. However that does not mean you couldn't have some fun with it this year. You can roast it, grill it, braise it, heck you can even deep fry it. There are truly dozens of ways to prepare a turkey, each more creative then the last. If your feeling a little Mad Scientist you could attempt the intimidating Terducken. For anyone not aware of this feat of genius, a Terducken is a Turkey stuffed with a Duck.....stuffed with a Chicken. However no matter how important the turkey is to the meal, it can be the largest hassle. Hogging your oven for hours, we recommend ordering a Whole, Fresh Turkey from us this year, full cooked of course! This way you and your kitchen are free to cook all of your other favorite side dishes this November 26th, while leaving the bird to the professionals.
2) Mashed Potatoes. Arguably the second most important staple of the holiday dinner, out ranked only by the turkey itself. While the great Mashed potatoes debate rages on, - smooth vs lumpy, there are just as many original ways to cook these as the turkey. Loaded potatoes (somebody say bacon?), vegan potatoes, the list goes on and on. While I could ramble on about mashed potatoes some more, I am going to let it lead me to my personal favorite thanksgiving item -
3)Sweet Potatoes covered with Marshmallows. As important as the first two items on our list are to any traditional Thanksgiving dinner, these items can also be found all year long. However, sweet potatoes with marshmallows melted across the top will always make me think of Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving only. It is iconic. Even if you are dead set on cooking your entire holiday dinner alone, I implore you to order a tray of this delectable dish.
4) Cranberry Sauce or Relish. Maybe not the most requested dish on the table, but wouldn't Thanksgiving feel like poor imitation without it? While most of you are familiar with cranberry sauce from a can, do not confuse it with our Cranberry Relish. Truly homemade, infused with chopped cranberries, walnuts and crushed pineapple, itis its own unforgettable dish.
5) Last but certainly not least, Shore Catering's Signature Apple Cobbler. Now don't get us wrong we love pumpkin just as much as everyone else. And I certainly would not say 'no' to some pumpkin pie. But now a days we are virtually assaulted by Pumpkin flavored everything. So rather than letting your holiday dessert be just the last in a long line of pumpkin flavored items, let it stand out as the memorable of all desserts. Our Apple Cobbler is guaranteed to make your mouth water in anticipation from now until the last crumb.
Posted on Fri, November 13, 2015
by Bill Sissleman filed under