November Linky Party

This Wednesday Linky party is all about Thanksgiving family eats…

So If you would like to add a family favorite recipe or tradition -Drop a link on my Linky on the side of my blog…. Lisa

Thanksgiving is all about family and friends getting together and giving Thanks for the wonderful year. My large family gather together and share the day with food and fun.

So you are invited to Lunch : Come early and stay late …. Lisa

First up : Thanksgiving wine pairing .

Perfect before Lunch while visiting with friends are helping out in the kitchen A few wine choices to enjoy with the meal ..

Zinfandel

Zinfandel could very well be the #1 All-American Thanksgiving wine choice given that it was once the most planted variety in California (prior to the Prohibition era). Here’s how this wine will behave when paired with food:

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the fine-wine lover’s #1 pick for Thanksgiving, which is due (in large part) to the grape’s prestigious pedigree tracing back to Burgundy, France.

Beaujolais

Beaujolais is the Francophiles #1 choice for Thanksgiving wines

Sancerre

If you feature brussels sprouts or green beans prevalently in your meal, consider a lean, herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc as a highlight wine pairing.

Appetizers :

  • 1 can mushroom
  • 3 T chopped onion
  • 3 T butter melted
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 1/4 C milk
  • 1 C grated cheese
  • 1 lb Crab meat
  • Hot sauce (dash) & pepper

In butter saute mushroom and onions. Blend in flour and seasoning. Add milk and cook slowly. Add cheese and stir until melted. Stir in Crab meat and check seasoning. Serve with toast wedges.

Shrimp Pate

  • 1 lb cooked/cleaned Shrimp
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2/3 C mayonnaise
  • 2 T sherry
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • 1 T lemon Juice
  • 1 T minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce

Cream butter and mayonnaise -blend in sherry,lemon juice, horseradish , onion and seasoning . Minced shrimp and Add. Place in oiled mold and Chill until molded firm. When ready to serve unmold and add crackers.

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