Virtual Supper Club's 'Thyme for Turkey' Holiday Preview !
Of course, the weeks prior to the holidays find me planning just what we''ll eat and scoping out recipes for desserts, snacks, and the sides for the big turkey dinners. Turkey is king, though. It's the tradition and there's very little messing with that aspect of the holiday meal! That's why I am so interested in this month's Virtual Supper Club's theme of 'Thyme for Turkey'! I'm betting that I'll get some excellent ideas for the holiday menu ... so let's see what everyone is bringing to the table! Then, a few words about this soup and it's crunchy and tasty topper ...
'It's Thyme for Turkey' November Menu
Appetizer - Val's Flatbreads with Honey and Thyme
Appetizer Free Pass - Jerry's Pear Chutney Bruschetta with Pecans and Blue Cheese
Soup- Susan's Golden Winter Soup with Turkey Croquettes
Main Dish - Sandi's Salt and Pepper Roast Turkey
Side Dish - Sarah's Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms
Dessert - Shelby'sTexas Sheet Cake Cupcakes
Now, about this soup ... it's a perfect choice for me, as there were abundant butternut squash from our garden this year and my husband was a lucky hunter earlier in the season and bagged a wild turkey on the land adjacent to our property. We cut up the turkey into parts and divided the breast into small two-serving packages for use in various recipes. The turkey croquettes were a good recipe choice for the theme and the topper to this thick creamy soup! You might choose turkey cutlets from the cooler of your meat market for your Thanksgiving soup topper. Both recipes are very easy to make. The soup can be made a day or so ahead of your dinner party and the croquettescan be put together the night before, refrigerated, fried up before serving the soup course and kept warm in the oven while the soup is re-heated.
It's a pretty dish when presented! So go for it! And here's a thought. using leftover Thanksgiving turkey, you could make the soup as a day after lunch too ... just sayin'. So, here are the recipe links.
Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!