Thanksgiving Pot Roast

photo credit: when the dinner bell rings I’m in Thanksgiving mode right now.  I’ve been catching myself leafing through the tab with Mom’s recipes earmarked  “dishes to compliment a Thanksgiving feast! “  I was so eager and even more intimidated when I found some scribbled Pot Roast instructions. I must admit, in the past year I’ve definitely gotten more comfortable handling big slabs of raw meat.  I cooked my first Flank Steak (and have cooked about 10 since).  I’ve braised my first brisket.  I’ve cleaned and roasted a whole chicken.  I’ve … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Dessert Menu

I have the fondest memories congregating en famille on those cool November days.  Our Thanksgiving celebrations were usually pot luck style.  Since my family is so large, everyone was responsible for a dish, as to not overburden the already gracious hostess. My aunt’s kitchen was always bursting with fall colors and smells wafting from the crowded stove and overworked oven.  Her dining room table was cluttered with all sorts of delicious cakes and pies and cookies and brownies.  As the afternoon hours ticked away, her kitchen would fill in … [Read more...]