Since *Henry* and I've been married, it's been my Thanksgiving "assignment" to make the desserts. I don't mind at all, and normally have the menu planned out weeks in advance. But for some reason I'm struggling this year. Do I go with the old standbys....or throw a new dessert into the mix? *Henry* likes the old tried and true recipes (why mess with a good thing?) while I like to experiment, and hopefully add a new creation to my repertoire. :)
The pastries MUST include:
-banana cream tart
-kentucky derby pie
But today I've been thinking....all of these desserts are so rich (SO yummy, but incredibly rich) should I add something less.....heavy? Or maybe nix the cheesecake since we already have the traditional pie? I grabbed a BHG Holiday Baking mag the other day in hopes of finding something...but nothing jumped out at me. Lots of options for Christmas....but nothing for Thanksgiving. Hmmmmmmmm......what do you do for your desserts? Any really great recipes out there that I need to try?
Just in case you are struggling with the same thing, here's my banana cream tart recipe. It's GOOD!
i just realized I spelled "spread" wrong....you get the idea. :)
And because this post is BEGGING for some color...here's a page I finished up tonight.
It's been sitting 3/4 the way done for about 2 weeks. I got so busy with the boutique I didn't have a chance to complete it. (I NEVER do that!) Most of the goodies are by Shabby Miss Jenn, and you can grab them here.
If I don't post again before the holiday, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Be safe, and enjoy all that you are thankful for.