I’ve been in my glory for the past few weeks, scouring all the magazines, cooking shows and blogs for Thanksgiving recipes. I know it’s just one day, one meal, but I so enjoy looking at everyone’s ideas for both new and traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
So, the past two Sunday menus have inlcuded recipes that I found intriuging, but decided not to fix for Thanksgiving. The “Pureed Root Vegatables” for today came from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. I thought the recipe sounded delicious but I didn’t want to make it for Thanksgiving because it would replace the mashed potatoes, but you wouldn’t put gravy on them. That seemed unacceptable to me – no gravy?? No way! So, I decided to make them for the second Sunday of “pre Thanksgiving” dinners. Sadly, they turned out badly. The apples in them give them a very wierd taste. They look like they should taste savory but then they have this odd sweet, sour taste. I will try the recipe again without the apples and without the apple cider theyare cooked in.
- Baked Ham With Orange Marmalade, Dijon Mustard Glaze
- Puree of Wintry Root Vegatables
- Steamed Green Beans with Butter
- Classic Southern Chess Pie