With the release of Julie & Julia this year, Julia Child's French Cooking magic has made a big comeback, spicing the air with fatty, rich, and succulent dishes -- the perfect sort of fare for a robust and tantalizing Thanksgiving dinner. Rather than dipping into the ol' status quo, pull out your best Child accent and cook up these perfect Toikey Day dishes:
- Roast Turkey: Most of her technique is pretty classic, but she does add a twist with a slow-simmered giblet gravy.
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Regular mashed taters are fine, but Julia knew long ago that a little garlic would make them divine.
- Stuffed Pumpkin: Rather than stuffing your turkey, you could stuff and roast a nice, orange pumpkin.
- Dressing: Julia preferred to keep the dressing out of the turkey, so pull out a casserole dish for this one -- or the pumpkin above.
- Brussels Sprouts Browned with Cheese: A so-called favorite of Julia & Julia star Amy Adams.
- Apple Tart: When the meal is good and done, wrap it up with a classic apple tart.