What a spread!
This thanksgiving we went all out. As the guest list kept increasing so did our dishes, much to my dismay!
My brother handled the roasting of the turkey, just like every year before and this year I handled all the sides.
Man, did I seriously never want to cook after this! A foodie first! But seeing all those happy people gobble up the grub and take plenty of leftovers was what I am truly thankful for this year. :) Being able to enjoy a lovely dinner and hang out with the people that matter the most to me (with some missing of course!)
BIG FAMILY THANKSGIVING :
Roasted Fall vegetables
-5-10 Red, green, yellow and orange bells peppers (the color combination is really amazing) cut into 8 strips lengthwise each
-a bunch of asparagus
-4-5 zucchinis with skin stripped off 4 sides
Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit.
Clean vegetables and cut as per instructions above. Spread out on pans. Drizzle good virgin olive oil over vegetables.
Sprinkle with pepper, salt and a some cayenne.
Mix with clean hands.
Place on middle rack in oven for 45 minutes. Turning over every 15 minutes.
Specials: You can sprinkle some Parmesan over the top once done and still warm from the oven. The cayenne pepper really brings out the flavors of the zucchini and bell peppers.
Sweeet Sue Potatoes
Extra add ins: brown sugar
Cut potatoes into cubes
Boil potatoes until you can insert fork and potato does not break
Place in oven pan with some pats of butter for 20 minutes
Last 10 minutes you can choose to sprinkle some brown sugar on top. My cousin last year also added marshmallows which I found kind of gross and way too gross! The yams are sweet enough and adding marshmallows to a vegetable seems way too weird to me!
Lasagne con amore (see recipe below)
Potato salaid ( my sisters Laura’s contribution) consisted of boiled potatoes, delicious apples cubed, lemon juice, mayo, ranch dressing, pepper and salt to taste. Trick, lemon juice prevents apples from browning. Our guests thought the apple cubes were potato and were pleasantly surprised by the sweet taste of apple with savory potato dressing!
Appetizers courtesy of Laura and President;s Choice!
And many more!
Happy belated Thanksgiving!