All posts tagged: Thanksgiving

Brie and cranberry circles with fig jam

Here is a perfect canape to serve on Thanksgiving while you wait for the turkey to finish cooking.  You don’t really want heavy canapes/appetizers as you want everyone to enjoy your turkey with all the trimmings that you have slaved over all day. Make the sugared cranberries right after you put the turkey in the oven, as the cranberries will need to set/dry for about 3 hours.  Assemble the canapes about an hour before you serve dinner.  Open the oven door and smell your delicious turkey; place the canapes on a white platter and serve to guests.  Sit, eat, sip glass of wine/champagne and you are done.  Let someone else serve the dinner and do the dishes – after all you have done enough today!

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and the “Cash Only Line”

You gotta love the chemistry of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in just about any film they make (although Joe Versus the Volcano was kinda lame).  While watching You’ve Got Mail this weekend I found I really liked the quick wit and banter between the two of them (the script was written by Nora Ephron, need I say more?).  Sometimes it is just the way they say a line as in the  “Happy Thanksgiving Back” scene where Kathleen (Meg’s character) is in the “cash only line” in the supermarket – makes me smile – here’s the clip: I’m confident that Kathleen was buying Brussels sprouts in that scene for Thanksgiving Dinner – maybe because I was flipping through my recipes and landed on Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts at that precise moment in the movie…at the cash register. Was this

Baked Acorn Squash

  Halloween was only last week and yet I have been inundated with ideas on what to serve at Thanksgiving in mail, magazines, reality TV, and of course blogs.   OMG the pressure to find the perfect vegetable to serve!  Okay, just kidding. No pressure here… but when I went to Whole Foods I found a heaping mass of pumpkins, gourds, and a variety of winter squashes, at which I stopped counting when I hit the number 14.