Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 at Z's family's celebration

I've posted some of these over the years and get happy reactions so I thought I'd do it again.
Please feel free to tell me about your Thanksgiving dinners...any new and wonderful dishes?  Any tried-and-true specialties you can share?  Thanks!
Appetizers....salamis, stuffed grape leaves, string cheese, humus, feta cheese, breads, kalamata olives..mmmm  Served with lovely spirits from the bar, of course, highlighted by the Nouveau Beajolais this year....which was a darn sight better than last year's crop!
Roasted turkey, string beans with very thin julienned lemon rind, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cran sauce, stuffing ...and excellent savory parmesan bread pudding!   (You will note the absence of macaroni and cheese......I guess some hostesses just don't share my enthusiasm!)
pumpkin pie in chocolate crust and whipped cream, apple pie, and the most delicious chocolate/butterscotch triangles ....with coffee, of course!

I have to admit the stuffing was too 'loose' for my taste, as were the mashed potatoes, but it was all SO DELICIOUS anyway!
I hope you all enjoyed your dinners, too.
I'm thankful for so much, including very GOOD FOOD!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Mac 'n Cheese that is SO GOOD

This is one of THE best macaroni and cheese recipes I've made or has butternut squash in it (you can purchase it frozen and pureed)...  with thyme, parmesan and cheddar cheese, etc.  It is SO GOOD and such a lovely Thanksgiving side dish for those of you who make mac 'n cheese on this holiday. 

Believe me, it's very simple to make and outstanding...

Happy Thanksgiving, my dear foodies!

Sorry I haven't been around for a while...I intend to do more food blogging...   I hope!