Nov 23 2009
Yes, it’s been a few days and I do apologize for not bringing new recipes the last little while. I’ve been busy spending time with very good friends and family, conquering fears, and yes, even getting a little cooking done. I went to my good old hometown of Niagara-On-The-Lake and made a delicious fresh-herb crusted roast beef that had an even more delicious gravy. Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of it so *aw, shucks* I’ll have to make it again.
But I am back and have not forgotten my American friends. One of the biggest holidays of the year is here and if you haven’t sat down to your Thanksgiving turkey dinner yet, check back here every day until Thursday, November 26. I made all of them this past year while I cooked for my first Thanksgiving Dinner playing the role of hostess. They range from mouth-watering to fantastic, and for the most part, they were very easy to do. Some of these dishes that I also cooked were posts you can already find on here such as: my Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus, which was a zesty side dish for our turkey; Martha’s Simple Stuffing, tasty and simple;and Pita Chips, a yummy appetizer.
In the next few days, I’ll post the cheese and spinach dip I served with the pita chips, along with dishes that have a new take on an old classic. What I love about many of the recipes that I made was that some of them could be partially made in advance. Gotta love that when you’re feeding 10 – 15 people with dinner and a birthday party to prepare for! These dishes let me enjoy Maddie’s birthday and remember playing with her new toys with her, instead of slaving away in the kitchen! (And it was all super good too!)