Thanksgiving Dinner!

beans.jpg Well, there is a lot going on in my life to write about – but today it’s all about cooking! I’ve got groceries to buy, veggies to trim and desserts to make, biscuits to bake and roast to stuff, plus all kinds of little details to work out :) Here’s the menu:

Buttermilk-Parmesan Biscuits with Sour Cream-Chive Whipped Butter
Spinach and Baby Greens Salad with Honey-Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette
Green Beans with Walnuts and Nutmeg
Roasted Root Vegetables with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Pork Roast with Apple, Sage, and Cranberry Stuffing
Upside-Down Pear Spice Cake
Cranberry Cheesecake

Still to figure out – appetizers and drinks. I told my family this year they weren’t getting anything traditional :) I’ve done that for years and years and it’s time for something new. Almost all of these recipes come from Cooking Light (so are a lot healthier than you might imagine) and many are made with the organic ingredients I’ve been getting from my farm share, so I’m looking forward to a change. Of course I’ve modified the recipes to my own taste, being an inveterate kitchen tinkerer. Should be fun!

I’m thankful for my friends and family, my new kitty (tentatively named Sophie), health of body and mind, nature and natural foods, and the pleasures of life. I hope life is wonderful for all of you and you’re enjoying your holiday with those that matter most.


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