Monday November 18, 2013
Are you in charge of Thanksgiving this year? In addition to decorating and cleaning your Richmond new home, Thanksgiving is all about the food. While the traditional turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing are a given, here are some Thanksgiving-inspired dishes that are sure to spice up your table this holiday season.
Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Biscuits
Sweet potato soufflés and pumpkin pies are Thanksgiving staples, but these sweet potato or pumpkin biscuits will be a sweet treat that the entire family will enjoy. After you bake the biscuits add a drizzle of icing for a delicious dessert or you can omit the optional spices and add bacon for a savory dinner side.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Not a fan of Brussels sprouts? Add bacon, mustard and walnut vinaigrette to the recipe and we promise that you will be coming back for seconds. The best part about this recipe is that it only takes 10 minutes to prep and you can create it up to four hours earlier. Mix it all together, place them on a baking sheet and roast. While they are cooking you only have to stir once, so there is plenty of time to work on your other dishes.
What child doesn’t love chocolate and cookies? These Little Gobblers combines candy corn, M&Ms, jelly beans, icing, Nutter Butters, chocolate wafer cookies and Reese’s. Designed to look like a turkey, these dessert are perfect for children and is sure to cure any sweet tooth.
These are not your traditional Pigs-in-a-Blankets. While the hot dogs and crescent rolls remain key ingredients, this recipe incorporates a new design with bologna and cheese to create a “Pilgrim hat.” While your guests wait on the main course, these Pigs-in-Pilgrim-Hats will be the perfect appetizer to start their Thanksgiving feast.
When you hear ambrosia you probably think of that strange looking side that incorporates mini marshmallows, coconut, pineapples, pecans and cherries, but the New Ambrosia is not any of those things. Incorporating Ruby Red grapefruit, navel oranges, celery ribs, avocados, cucumbers, jalapenos, basil and arugula, the New Ambrosia is a fresh way to use holiday citrus. While it is suggest that you use a buttermilk-coconut dressing and you can sprinkle coconut on each serving if desired, this recipe will make you say goodbye to the old ambrosia for good.
While the traditional recipes are always good for some delicious dining on Thanksgiving, we hope these recipes will inspire you to bring something new to the table this year. From our table to yours, Boone Homes wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!