My Thanksgiving Menu

November 11, 2009

Thought I’d share my Thanksgiving menu because I am getting so excited for Turkey day!

I linked all the recipes if you want to play along at home.  🙂

Spiced nuts

Beet- pickled deviled eggs

Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin

Truffle Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

String Beans with Shallots

Cranberry Relish

Chestnut, Prune and Pancetta Stuffing

Alton Brown’s Roast Turkey

Cream Gravy

Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Vanilla and Apple Cider Panna Cotta

Fresh Pear Pie with Dried Cherries and Streusel Topping

Boy we are going to be stuffed! I promise to include pics once the day arrives. I have been a busy little crafting bee!

Beet salad

January 17, 2009

Beet and pear salad with mint

I whipped up this little salad with leftovers from the fridge and it sounds a little weird but turned out delicious. Its not what you normally think of as cold weather food but I must also mention that I have a rather strange obsession with beets. They have been one of my favorite foods since I was a little girl, I think it has something to do with their bright magenta color. But then again, when my mom eats tofu and brown rice she omits little hums that most would equate with a hot fudge sundae. I guess we are just a crunchy granola kind of family at heart (that is if you don’t look in our closets, of course). Get the full recipe here.