Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The day has finally come when we fill our bellies with delicious food, sit around the table with family, and reflect on all the things in our lives for which we are grateful. I can’t wait to get busy in the kitchen . We have quite a menu planned. Turkey, Brussels, green beans, sweet potatoes, new potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pie, pie pie! I can taste it already ;)
But before we stuff our faces with homemade Thanksgiving feasts, I wanted to give thanks to all the participants of last week’s party. We had a total of 13 link ups and it reminded me of a Turkey Day virtual potluck. Kirsten brought the Potatoes, Annemarie brought a Fall Harvest Stew and for dessert Carrie brought Carrot Zucchini Bread. Who’s bringing the turkey?
Since we are out-of-town and therefore not getting a box this week, I have decided to do another Recipe Roundup of some of my favorite meals that have yet to make an appearance on the blog.
Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples: Besides snacking on apples, baking with apples or dipping them in my favorite nut butter spread, I love adding apples to savory dishes. And pork and apples make the perfect pair. Serve it with a side of roasted squash and a green veggie and you have yourself a fun and festive fall meal.
Better Than Butternut: Roasted Delicata Squash: I LOVE roasted delicata squash. It is by far my new favorite indulgence. I could totally eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert…you name it, from now on I will be including a side of roasted delicata squash. True story. I sprinkled mine with a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon in addition to the suggested recipe and the result was heavenly. A must try!
Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears and Blue Cheese: I love dishes that combine sweet and salty flavors. I also love savory dishes that incorporate fruit (see above). And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love chicken. This dish is a grand slam. I made this for the first time many years ago and whenever I come across pears, I can’t help but give this recipe another whirl.
Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Custard Bake: Harper went through a phase where she was really into egg dishes. So ever since, I like to test out new recipes in case she gets the taste for them again. This was a real winner. The eggs were nice and fluffy and the goat cheese gave it just the right amount of bite to keep it interesting. Great for morning, noon or night.
Dragon Fruit Cupcake: Unfortunately I wasn’t able to enjoy my dragon fruit before I left (however I was able to find it a good home at my neighbors). But had I been able to experiment with it a bit, I think I would have tried these. They sound like they would not only be delicious, but pretty to look at too ;)
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving…gobble, gobble!
Your turn: What are some of your favorite CSA recipes? Feel free to link up some of the CSA inspired meals that you are the most proud of. Looking forward to drooling over your dishes :)
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PS: Don’t forget to tell your readers about the party by linking back to this post and grabbing the official “What’s in the Box?” button at the bottom of my blog. Thanks!