Thanksgiving is just about here. To celebrate, this week’s Monday Madeleines edition features an interesting collection of recipes you can try for something different this Thanksgiving. Even if you’re going to be a dinner guest, we’ve included ideas for food gifts to take to your host or hostess. Happy Thanksgiving!
Grill-Roasted Herbed Turkey with Chardonnay Gravy
If you live in a warmer clime or the weather cooperates and you want to grill this year, here’s a great recipe for the bird from cookbook author and president of Hanna Winery, Christine Hanna. Featured in her book, The Winemaker Cooks: Menus, Parties, and Pairings and brought our way by @floridabarscene.
Sweet Potato Triptych
Three mouthwatering sweet potato recipes on one page. One is totally fat-free and consists of just three ingredients; one is a gratin that can be made well ahead of time; and one is a new take on traditional roasted sweet potatoes. Recipes from @RozanneGold, author of 12 cookbooks and chef to former mayor Ed Koch.
Apple Ginger Chutney
A tasty way to spice up leftovers, or something you can bring to dinner as a guest. And, it can be stored for up to two weeks in the fridge, so there’s no last minute preparation rush. I can almost smell this simmering away on the stove top. By Sheila Conway on Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen. Thanks to mystery writer @CleoCoyle of NYC for stimulating our olfactory nerves with this.
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting [VID]
While we’re tantalizing your taste buds, consider this aptly designated ‘autumnal’ recipe for pumpkin bars, with accompanying video featured on Westchester Cuisine from Average Betty (Sara O’Donnell). Pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, cloves…how autumnal can it get? Brought to us by @westcuisine (the aforementioned Westchester Cuisine of Westchester County, New York).
Video of the Week
If you’ve spent a fair amount of time and effort on the perfect turkey (or even if you pick up a roasted whole turkey at the market this year) you’ll need to know how to carve it properly. For newbies (and even the somewhat experienced), this can be the most pressure-packed part of the Thanksgiving meal. Here’s a video provided by Whole Foods Market that’s sure to help take some of the anxiety out of the meal.
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