Peter and I often have unusual meals for our holidays like a Seafood "Clam Bake" for Thanksgiving dinner or Roasted Garlic, Endive and Goat Cheese for Christmas breakfast, but we're yearning a little for the days of yore and thus I'm planning a traditional holiday menu this year, with minor modifications.
You all know I love to cook and have compiled an extensive collection of my favorite recipes over the years pulled from hundreds of cookbooks, magazines, and newspapers. This year our holiday menu will be created from my favorites of all time - my favorite recipes and my favorite cookbook authors. Needless to say a number of the recipes will come from the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks. Bobby Flay provided a yummy original cocktail solution. The New Double Day Cookbook (now not so new - originally published in 1975) was my go-to cookbook for my early post-college cooking days and provided a delightful carrot recipe with a twist; and, Jacques Pépin provided a simple and delicious dessert.
I've made each of these recipes several times and just know we'll be happy with the results, and I plan on sharing each of these recipes and my photos with you over the next several weeks.
So here are the "previews of coming attractions":
Thyme-Roasted Marcona Almonds (Barefoot Foolproof)
Fall Sangria (Bobby Flay)
Make Ahead Roast Turkey and Turkey Gravy with Onions & Sage (Barefoot Make It Ahead)
Leek & Artichoke Bread Pudding (Barefoot Make It Ahead)
Rosemary Carrots (The New Doubleday Cookbook)
Cranberry Sauce (Barefoot Thanksgiving)
Apple Galette (Jacques Pépin)
Homemade Bourbon Ice Cream (Bon Appétit or Gourmet ?)