I have made several great meals from the Thanksgiving spread, for which I am thankful! Packed up the last of the turkey for lunch today, a bittersweet moment. Why is it that we don’t make meals like this more than once a year? The scale is the answer, in my house anyways. That was brutal. … More Last of the Thanksgiving Leftovers: Cabbage Roulades
There’s more leftover after the big day than just the turkey. This morning, I had an idea for the stuffing and sweet potatoes that were still hanging around. Breakfast!! What? Yes, breakfast. The ingredients board today is basically just the stuff that was already made during the meal, but wait til you see how I … More Thanksgiving Leftovers: Part 3 – It’s not just the turkey!!
Tonight it was Buffalo Turkey over roasted cauliflower and broccoli. I was conceptualizing this while doing some holiday shopping today and it was so easy! Here’s my new feature, the ingredients board: I got the cauliflower and broccoli cut up and spread on a baking sheet, drizzled with EVOO, salt and pepper, and popped into … More Repurposing Thanksgiving Leftovers: Part 2 – Buffalo Turkey!
The first day after, everything remained intact and I just ate it all in its original glory. But today, I wanted to turn on more than just the microwave, so I did a little repurposing for breakfast. Turns out we used all the eggs yesterday for French toast for all who stayed over after the … More Thanksgiving Leftovers!
Of course it was a great day. It began last night with the turkey prep and picked back up at about 7:30 when I resumed turkey workin. I did my standard herb butter and citrus to get the bird going (see earlier blog) and decided on apple cider for the basting. The bird came out … More Wonderful Feast for Thanksgiving
See Twitter for updates throughout the cooking festivities today!! For now, here’s how I got the birdie started!! I brined it last night with lemon juice and smoked sea salt. This morning, I gathered up the fresh herbs… Rosemary, thyme, sage and lavender. As well as the citrus – lemon and orange. Plus the onion … More Turkey Time!!
I’m so excited for my favorite holiday I can barely contain my glee!! The magic starts tonight when I clean the turkey and do the preamble I decided on for this year – quick dry brine. I might make the new addition to the dessert array tonight – chocolate mousse. Maybe I’ll do the first … More Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!
Based on a recommendation from a fellow foodie, I’m incorporating an ingredients list into the blog for when I’m dishing about a dish. I decided a cool way to do this would be on a chalkboard! Since I can’t navigate this blog template to do what it’s probably more capable of, I decided I could … More New Blog Feature!! And Purple Potatoes
Pomegranates are not only tasty and extraordinary versatile – they go on practically anything – but they are also super healthy. They contain good amounts of vitamins (C and Potassium) and minerals, as well as anti-oxidants. The possess powers known to fight cancer, lower risks of heart disease and blood pressure, improve athletic function, joint … More More on the Pomegranate
Had a few lovely ladies over last night for drinks, apps, and “Bad Moms.” Not that we watched much of the movie between gabbing about the greats eats and drinks we made and other girl talk! We made some good stuff… of course it kicked off with a seasonal cocktail! The Cider-Tini, which I made … More Girls Night! And Pomegranates