Well, hello Wednesday. Fancy meeting you here again so soon.
Is it just me or is this week flying by? And I don’t know about you folks, but I don’t really have anything all that impressive to show for it yet.
I mean, I sent this big guy to a certain someone yesterday before work…
(I’m an excellent artist, I know.)
And I’ve been a busy little bee at work.
OH- And I ran 2.5 miles yesterday! I promise I’ll stop updating you on every move I make with running shoes on, promise. Maybe.
Otherwise I’ve just been thinking about my favorite holiday ever, Thanksgiving. And do you know why it’s my favorite? The food, obviously.
Raise your hand if you’re surprised.
For the past few years, I’ve tried to contribute a dish or two so my mama doesn’t have to cook everything herself- usually a healthier side and a dessert. SO, here’s a round-up of some recipes I’m drooling over/considering trying to recreate for this year’s feast from around the web.
1. A pumpkin roll from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, whose food blog I just discovered and is amazing, b-t-dubs. Although honestly… I’m not so sure I’ve got enough skills (i.e. patience) to roll this sucker as pretty.
2. These amazingly fluffy looking brown butter mashed potatoes from How Sweet It Is.
I want to dive head first into that bowl, thanks.
3. The Fitnessista’s Individual pumpkin cheesecakes. Genius idea, if you ask me… And with goat cheese? Swoon.
4. Food and Wine Magazine’s Maple Ginger Roasted Vegetables , which look stinkin’ gorgeous.
My dad is notoriously anti-brussel sprout, and I’ve been trying for the last three years to win him over on Thanksgiving with extra special versions of sprouts + other stuff he will eat without giving me a look like he can’t figure out where he got this freak with rabbit tastes for a daughter.
5. These rolls from the Pioneer Woman. I want one right.this.second.
6. Bobby Flay’s Cornbread Dressing (because I love him) or Peanut Butter Fingers’ more traditional homemade stuffing.
My family’s never been big on stuffing, but I think either of these might steal their hearts.
7. Pumpkin cinnamon rolls from Eat, Live, Run for dessert (or breakfast!). And they’re vegan, to boot! (source)
Not that anyone in my family would care about that part, but the gooey cinnamonness? That would get their attention. And p.s. how gorgeous is that photo?!
8. Turnip and sweet potato gratin from the one and only queen of the holidays- Martha Stewart.
I don’t even know what a turnip tastes like, but if Martha says it’s good then I’ll make it. This looks worth the inevitable dairy baby.
9. Giada’s stuffed mushrooms.
You know, to go with the mozzz-arella and proshuuuuuto (i.e. mozzarella and prosciutto).
10. Double chocolate crumb cake from Babycakes NYC. I have their cookbook, but somehow still have not baked a single dessert from it yet, despite drooling over the ones Katie has whipped up on her blog from it.
I know, I know. What am I doing with my life?
Got any other recipes you want to share??