Hey, we’re cooking! In a surprise move, the big family dinner will be on Friday due to a football game, so The Kitchen is open on Thursday and we are having friends to dinner who have no other family in town and are stuck with us! Lucky them. Here’s what’s on the menu with links to recipes, some are my own:
Cranberry-Balsamic Reduction Sauce (recipe not yet created, I wing it a lot in the kitchen)
Sweet Potato Gratin with Aged Gouda, Sage and Thyme
Mashed New Potatoes with Parmesean (3 lbs. potatoes, ½ cup cream, ½ cup parm)
Fresh Green Beans sautéed with Shallots and Roasted Tomatoes
(you don't really need this one written down, do you? Let me know if you do)
French Bread Stuffing with Sausage, Apples, Cranberries and Sage
(adapted from Gourmet, use local sausage already made, add cranberries)
Biscuits with Local Honey
Vanilla Sweet Potato Pie with Butter Pecan Crust
Local ingredients to be used include: sweet potatoes, thyme, sage, rosemary, cream, milk, eggs, sausage, pecans, honey, and butter.
Have a happy and safe holiday!