Today we are cooking for meat, chicken, fish eaters ,vegetarian and vegan eating family and friends
We need new and fresh ideas. Find a few new recipes for Thanksgiving All you need is three or four vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. The family like the old favorites, so do not leave them out. Grandchildren look forward to what you always serve. Keep, the favorites as they expect them to be done.
Everyone expects mash, roast potatoes, pumpkin pie, cornmeal bread and the lovely cakes you make like pecan pie and apple cakes.
New ideas include.....
Beets, mozzarella and mint leaves, sprinkled with pomegranate pips. Simply cook, peel and slice beets, Arrange with slices of mozzarella cheese, arrange leaves of mint over it all and sprinkle pomegranate seeds all over the plate. Drizzle on a little reds wine vinegar and a few drops of olive oil. Serve with toasted squares.
Green beans, fried onions and grilled mushrooms. Cook beans add onions and mushrooms. Sprinkle with grated cashew nuts and a dressing of oil and lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Sweet potatoes. Cook four or five, peel and slice carefully. Arrange in a baking pan over a bed of cooked whole wheat rice. Sprinkle with olive oil salt and pepper, cinnamon and toss in a few cloves. Bake with a little butter on the potatoes for ten minutes. Serve hot
Carrots. Slice carrots lengthwise and cook them for five minutes. Then saute them in a pan with olive oil, chopped onion and garlic, grated ginger, salt and pepper, sunflower seeds and a teaspoon or two of honey. Glaze until brownish and serve over the fresh green salad.
Polenta and mushrooms
Cook polenta and arrange on a baking dish. Saute the freshly cut mushrooms with butter, a few garlic cloves , two red onions, thinly sliced, salt and pepper. Saute until nicely done. Then serve over the polenta with a rich tomato sauce. I make the tomato sauce by dropping a few tomatoes in boiling water, remove the skins and blend with an onion, two cloves of garlic, some parsley, a teaspoon of soy sauce and a teaspoon of honey Blend all and heat to pour over the mushrooms and polenta.
Brussel sprouts I cook two cups of these and add crushed cashew nuts, grated cheddar cheese and a level mustard techina dressing. Serve hot or cold.
Watch for further ideas Love and light Rona