Saturday, November 26, 2011

Oh no! What should we do with the leftovers?!

We see this in the media every year after Thanksgiving. I don't get it! Is it such a trauma to eat leftovers in their original form, especially since the meal was so specially prepared in the first place?

If it was good enough to make for the top holiday of the year and put tons of effort/expense into it, then why is it so terrible the next day that you need to make enchiladas with it?

I don't get it.......

Friday, November 25, 2011

2 Pies for Thanksgiving

Yesterday I was a guest at someone else's home. I offered to bring a pie for dessert--my absolute favorite treat. I also asked if it would be ok if I brought a vegetable dish for myself.

I decided on a vegetable pie. I diced and sauteed some fall vegetables. I made sure to include lots of green onions and differently colored veggies for visual appeal. I included green beans, of course! I added a creamy white wine sauce and baked them inside a pie crust. Here it is, with a pilgrim cutout on top to vent:
It turned out really, really well. I liked it a lot better for Thanksgiving than a heavier shepherd's pie or pot pie (which I've made in previous years). The great thing is, it felt hearty enough to be a main dish, and special enough for a holiday.

Here's my apple pie (with an apple cutout on top to vent):

If I do say so myself, it was the best apple pie ever in human history. Perfect, locally grown New York apples with Mexican cinnamon.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I started out with steel cut oats, margarine, cinnamon, and cranberry sauce.

More later! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A ghoulish veggie dinner

Here's what I made for dinner on Halloween. (I would have said "Hallobean" there but it has no beans, and it sounded really corny.)

Witch fingers (biscuits with pistachio "fingernails" and tomato sauce to attach the nut)

Purple chips and orange salsa (blue corn tortilla chips with salsa made with orange peppers and orange tomatoes)

Jack o'lantern stuffed portobello with ghost potatoes

I also had a jar of eyeballs (cocktail onions) for ambiance, and a layered dessert of peanut butter pudding and chocolate cookie crumbs, topped with whipped cream.

Muahahahahahahaha! Hope you had a good Halloween.