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After completing my 30-day vegetarian challenge in September, I decided to only eat meat on special occasions. I’ve only had meat three times since August (bacon-cranberry scones, pancetta topped pizza, and Turkish chicken), but I knew that Thanksgiving was going to be another non-vegetarian day. Prepare yourselves!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions and Cranberries
- 1 lb washed, halved brussels sprouts
- 3 slices bacon
- 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- salt & pepper
- pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
- heat orange juice in small saucepan, remove from heat, add cranberries to plump
- fry the bacon in a pan, drain, and reserve drippings
- toss the brussels sprouts with 1 Tbs bacon drippings, olive oil, salt & pepper, roast for 30 minutes, stirring once
- meanwhile, cook the onion in the remaining drippings until brown and caramelized
- Sprinkle the cooked brussels sprouts with onions, cranberries (drain the OJ first), and crumbled bacon
Veggie Stuffed-Stuffing (Inspired by Cabot Cheese)
3 slices white bread, cubed
3 slices whole-wheat bread, cubed
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
2 teaspoons dried sage
2 teaspoons dried rosemary or thyme
1/2 Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries
4 oz. Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Spread white and whole-wheat bread cubes in single layer on large baking sheet. Bake for about 5 minutes or until nicely toasted. Transfer to large bowl and set aside.
- Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, onions and garlic cook, stirring, for several minutes until onions are golden.
- Add celery, sage, rosemary; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to blend flavors.
- Pour veggie mixture over bread cubes. Mix in apple, cranberries, and cheese. Drizzle with stock and toss together lightly.
- Bake at 375°F in an oiled dish covered with foil for 20 minutes, then uncovered for 20 minutes longer.)
Sweet Potato Casserole
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Peel and cube sweet potatoes
- Place sweet potatoes in a bowl with 1/2″ water, cover, and microwave just until tender
- Combine cooked sweet potato cubes with all ingredients EXCEPT marshmallows
- Bake covered for 45 minutes
- Remove dish from oven, sprinkle marshmallows on top, bake for 5 additional minutes
My Thanksgiving Plate!
Caramel apple walnut and pumpkin pie. 11 miles of running = I require 2 slices of pie. Yummy math.
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Question: Did you try any new recipes this Thanksgiving? Or did you keep dinner traditional?