The Halloween candy has not even hit the bargain bin yet and already the shelves are going red and green. Wait a minute. Where's Thanksgiving?
You know, the holiday created around sharing our blessings with family and friends, cherishing what you have, not shopping for more? Oh yeah. That doesn't sell on the store shelves. And that is exactly why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. That, and it's a holiday with FOOD.
I will be working on a new menu for this year, but below are my favorites that I made for the last couple Thanksgiving meals. I hope you and your family are blessed this holiday season.
Apple, Sausage and Sage Stuffing Cauliflower, Chard and Leek Gratin Cranberry Applesauce Basil-Orange Sweet Potatoes Sweet Potato and Aged Gouda Gratin with Sage and Thyme Roasted Green Beans Vanilla-Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan-Brown Sugar Crust Red-wine Caramel Apple Tart with Gorgonzola on a Walnut Crust Roasted Fig and Pear Crumble
Fall Menu Side Dishes Roasted Whole Pumpkin with Gruyere Winter Risotto Balsamic-Glazed Carrots Sesame Kale Polenta Cakes with Sun-dried Tomato and Spinach Collard Greens and Bacon Caramelized Onion and Chard Saute Carrot Orange Souffle Honey Sage Sweet Potato Pasta Apple Cider-Sauce Delicata Squash with Red Rice, Cranberries and Pecans Maple-Orange Sweet Potato Souffle Fall Menu Main Courses Pumpkin Gnocchi with Walnut Cream Sauce Turkey and Noodles Acorn Squash and Chicken Sausage Cassoulet Apple-Sage Roasted Chicken
Fall Soups Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup Pumpkin, Lentil and Carrot Soup Pumpkin White Cheddar Soup Vegetable Soup, How to Make Broth-Based Soups Cauliflower, Carrot and Greens Soup, How to Make Cream Soups Fennel, Potato and Leek Soup Carrot Soup with Coriander Two Ways Other Maple-Sage Reduction Sauce Brown Butter Sage Sauce