If I were making a big Thanksgiving dinner this year, I would make Twice-Baked Butternut Squash. But I think we’re probably going to get stuff from Whole Foods for dinner next Thursday. I am a bad food blogger! Bad! Our families are in Illinois so it’s just Chris and me, so while every year I contemplate cooking a big dinner, I usually end up not doing it. And really, I’ve been cooking Thanksgiving food for weeks now—just not all in one meal. Which is nice! We can spread out the Thanksgiving goodness instead of shoving it all into one day!
Here’s what I ate this week:
Twice-Baked Roasted Butternut Squash Puree with Parmesan and Sage from Gourmande in the Kitchen // If you’re still looking for sides to add to your holiday menu, this is a good one! It’s simple and delicious and as an added bonus, it’s easy to make ahead of time and heat up later.
Cauliflower Steaks with Olive & Herb Salsa from Sweetest Kitchen // I saw this on TasteSpotting last week and pinned it because I love cauliflower and olives together. And I’m getting better at cutting cauliflower steaks!
Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce from Potluck // Kare from Kitchen Treaty shared this recipe on Potluck a few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to try it because I love homemade cranberry sauce. The pears add a lot of sweetness to the sauce, so you can use less sugar.
Cranberry Grilled Cheese // And what do you do when you have amazing homemade cranberry sauce sitting in the fridge? You make grilled cheese with it! These sandwiches are a holiday tradition in our house. The meat-eaters can have their leftover turkey sandwiches and I’ll take my cranberry grilled cheese.
Garlicky Turnip Fries with Pomegranate Ketchup from Cooking Light // I thought I liked turnips, but I guess I don’t. I’m so confused! These were a little too bitter for me. But I was all excited because the headline for this recipe was, “It’s Turnip Time!” Which is clearly a reference to Ramona Singer’s Turtle Time, which immediately made me way more excited about this recipe than any reasonable person would be.
Winter Vegetable Pizza from Henry Happened // Henry Happened, my most favorite DIY blog, has launched a food section! (And a home section too—I am super excited about this because my house needs help! Tell me how to decorate my house!) I made this Winter Vegetable Pizza with cashew cream instead of goat cheese and I omitted the chicken—so, so good!