Looking for a simple and elegant dinner for Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving? This menu is for you. I love turkey, but I know it’s not everyone’s favorite. If you’re looking for something other than the Sunday chicken dinner (not than chicken isn’t delicious), then Cornish Game Hens is a wonderful alternate. These hens are brined for a few hours to lock in moisture, infused with flavor and roasted to perfection. Nestled over a bed wild rice pilaf on a long serving platter makes an impressive presentation. The haricots verts is a delicious and bright side. You can make most of this menu ahead of time and just roast the game hens the day of your party. Open a few bottles of wine, serve some dinner rolls and end the evening on a sweet note with my Classic Pumpkin Roll.
Cornish Game Hens with Lemon, Garlic Rosemary and Thyme – tender and juice hens brined and seasoned to perfection.
Wild Rice Pilaf with Pearl Onions, Cranberries and Apricots – a delicious pilaf filled with dried fruits, toasted pecans and pearl onions.
Easy Haricots Verts Almondine – classic French thin green beans you can whip up in minutes.
Classic Pumpkin Roll – this classic roll with a mascarpone cream filling is just absolutely delicious.
All the details for my beautiful Glass Pumpkin Tablescape can be found here on my post. It was very easy to put together and these glass pumpkins will be popping up in years to come! For more tablescape ideas, look through the Tablescapes tab located from the Entertaining dropdown.
I love how moist and juicy this Cornish game hens were. The wild rice worked perfectly with the hens and it’s a very versatile rice dish. This is a wonderful and simple menu even a non-cook can execute with ease.
I hope you enjoy it and give some of the recipes a try. As always, I appreciate your feedback. Leave a comment below and let me know how it turned out or how you made it your own. Happy Friendsgiving!