Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today I am going to discuss my Thanksgiving style and flavor profiles!
Today is when I officially begin cooking for the large meal I will host on Thanksgiving day…I always begin early or it would not be doable.
Today, I will make the sweet potato casserole, and organize a few things for Wednesday cooking.
Since style and flavors are similar in that you can use a profile to accomplish success with both, I decided to cover both here.
MY STYLE PROFILE
Basically, my style profile for the day is comfy casual…simply because I am very busy in the kitchen and around the tables.
This year my casual style will be an autumn profile of my lovely colors in a Susan Graver sweatshirt/tunic top and in brown leggings with gold metallic sneakers.
This top is perfect…it has ruched sleeves which will be out of my way…and large pockets for my cell phone and key items such as the meat thermometer and seasoning infuser.
The scarf is actually serving a purpose….the dermatologist recently froze some “wisdom spots” on my neck…and though healing, they are a bit unsightly…no one wants to see that for a meal.
Our Thanksgiving is not formal…the small children are running around, the young singles are gathering to talk…and the two sets of grandparents and parents are controlling the chaos and hugging kids.
Football is usually on television…and a good time will be had by all with no fancy dress up styles.
I actually love it that my new wardrobe colors match so perfectly with the decor of this day…just makes me smile!
My Thanksgiving meal is typically Southern-flavor profile. The Southern flavors come together in a meal which was taught to me by a Louisiana-cajun mother.
It is one of my favorite meals to prepare. I like to tie meals like this together with flavors that waft from dish to dish.
One of the dominant flavors for my Thanksgiving comes from apples.
Everything I prepare has a hint of apples and applewood bacon within it.
You are looking at the turkey stock I will put on Wednesday night in a crockpot.
The stock is flavored with turkey legs, applewood bacon, onions, celery, garlic, poultry seasoning….and of course, apples.
This stock will be used in the cornbread dressing, and gravy for the dressing and mashed potatoes.
As part of the turkey preparation, apples, onion, celery and fresh poultry seasonings (sage, thyme, and rosemary) are placed in the cavity and around the pan.
These same seasonings and ingredients will be in the veggies sauteed in butter and used for the dressing.
My apple flavors and seasonings are like a ribbon I use throughout the entire meal to tie it all together….and the aromas in the kitchen are amazing.
This is a wonderful time to think about combinations…of style profiles…of flavor profiles…the right combinations in your style with your best colors, and food can make a huge difference.
Our age groups bring so much, literally, to the tables to share and pass down as traditions. I hope to pass this meal down to one of them someday.
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Is anyone else preparing a meal with a style handed down to you? Would love to hear about the different flavor profiles! Also are you dressing up or down for Thursday….Please share and then always….
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By Pamela Lutrell
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