Neoslacker Interactive Thanksgiving
Man, Thanksgiving is good. But it’s so much work. What if the host were able to relax? It would revolutionize the holiday. We provide the menu, you provide the dining room and kitchen, and your friends provide the food and wine. Just click the envelope icon next to each recipe to get an email form—all you have to do is fill in the email address, date, and time. Your friend gets a link to the recipe or a mail-order option if he or she doesn’t want to cook. Assign out each dish (even the dishware, tablecloth, and glasses, if you’re a superslacker), and let Thanksgiving come to you.
Two easy-making, easy-drinking cocktails to get the meal started, plus a few wine suggestions that go great with the menu (the cheap ones are listed here; see our wine pairings for more).
- Puritan’s Pride (nonalcoholic)
- 2005 Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay
- 2006 Alamos Malbec
- 2005 Viu Manent Reserva Carménère
- 2005 Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc
Your guests have probably come hungry—even more so if they’ve been cooking all day. Get them started with this light, delicious lavash and dip.
- Watercress-Walnut Dip
Citarella Four Vegetable Pâté
- Black Pepper Lavash
Valley Produce Company Cracked Black Pepper
Crackerthins Australian Watercrackers
The main event: classic Thanksgiving flavors, updated.
- Apple-Chestnut Soup with Parsley Croutons
Citarella Sweet Potato and Ginger Bisque
- Bacon-Wrapped Turkey with Pear Cider Gravy
Neiman Marcus Sage-Rubbed Turkey (includes gravy)
- Mushroom and Fennel Bread Pudding
Neiman Marcus Fennel Apple Bread Pudding
- Celery Root and Squash Gratin with Walnut-Thyme Streusel
Neiman Marcus Butternut Squash Casserole
- Chicory, Tangerine, and Pomegranate Salad
Citarella Steamed Baby Vegetables
- Cranberry and Citrus Sauce
Citarella Cranberry Conserve
You know you saved room. Don’t skimp: Try both, with extra ice cream. Thanksgiving only comes once a year.
- Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Crust
Achatz Pumpkin Crumb Pie
- Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Vanilla ice cream from the store
- Spiked Apple Galette
Stonewall Kitchen Apple Strudel
If you want to really drive home the slacker theme, here are some further assignments.