A true Starlet has a lot to be thankful for, and she has a special place in her heart for tradition. So a Starlet Thanksgiving will be full of tradition with her own special twist of glamour.
If a Starlet serves a starter course (probably with cocktails) she will pick small bites with a little luxury. An ideal pick would be Truffled Deviled Eggs.
Turkey is the star of the show. Try carving and serving in a cute apron like Dita Von Teese
Gravy is another Thanksgiving staple, and Lana Turner’s favorite. Rumor has it she had a special recipe and was in charge of making it for her family Thanksgivings.
Stuffing– usually Thanksgiving stuffing recipes are passed down through generations. A Starlet loves family heirlooms… even ones from other people’s families…. and even if the secret is StoveTop.
Veggies– make sure you eat your veggies. Pick your favorites and add a little seasoning. My favorite is broccoli, but you can also serve a salad for guests that want to load up on healthy stuff. Since a Starlet is a sucker for anything French, how about this Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette
Potato– Sweet potato is healthier and has more nutrients, but if you’re a traditionalist, go for good old-fashioned mashed potatoes. If there is any day to not worry about nutrients it’s Thanksgiving. How about adding more luxury with Truffled Mashed Potatoes.
Pumpkin Pie– When you think Thanksgiving, you think pie. And pumpkin is the most traditional (and Lana Turner’s favorite, she always indulged in a slice). For fun, try making one from scratch or try a Semi-Homemade one from Sandra Lee
Whatever you alcohol preference, there is a cocktail for you. Here are some to try:
2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Fresh lime juice
3 oz. Fresh apple cider
Pinch of nutmeg
Apple slice, for garnish
Add ice to a Collins glass. Add the Cointreau, lime juice, apple cider and nutmeg, and stir gently. Garnish with the apple slice.
3/4 ounce Cointreau
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces cognac
Shake well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass that has had its outside rim rubbed with lemon juice and dipped in sugar.
A Starlet loves glamour and sparkle. Here are some ideas to get you inspired:
Have a Fun and Fabulous Thanksgiving
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