This week’s secret ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is not a single ingredient but a theme, Thanksgiving inspired. What great food did you have for Thanksgiving? What are you creating with the leftovers? Do you just reheat the same meal or do you create a totally new dish?
I like to do both. My favorite dish from the Thanksgiving meal is the mashed potatoes. I like to make them into pancakes for breakfast. A turkey shepherds pie would be great way to combine the leftovers and top it off with those mashed potatoes.
This year I did all of my cooking on Wednesday, packed it into a cooler and headed to my parents house on Thanksgiving day. All my mom had to do was set the table. I actually really liked cooking it on one day and eating it the next day. It was a lot more enjoyable for me for many reasons: everything didn’t have to be done at the same time so I could cook it in any order I wanted, I cleaned up as I cooked because I wasn’t on the clock so no big mess at the end or after eating a big meal, and I wasn’t exhausted when I sat down to eat. Something to consider for future Thanksgivings!
I packed everything into a couple of coolers so I could reheat it once there. We had Fire Roasted Tomato Soup and Deviled Eggs for lunch. Then for dinner keeping it simple we had the turkey, which I had the butcher spatchcock for me, mashed potatoes, stuffing muffins, gravy and a massaged kale salad with mango and pomegranate seeds. Dessert was Pumpkin Pudding with a nice dollop of Coconut Milk Whipped Cream and my newest creation which I will share soon, Captain Jack’s Chocolate Rum Cookies.
It was plenty to eat and clean up was a breeze. First time I’ve ever been able to say that on Thanksgiving!
So what did you eat on Thanksgiving and has it inspired you to create something new?
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Next week’s secret ingredient is…..Cabbage!
December 10th ……. Ham
December 17th ……. Yams
December 24th ……. Readers choice
December 31st …… Wine