Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. In this post I have included the recipes I make each year for Thanksgiving. I have also included two recipes (from fellow friend bloggers) that I include in my Thanksgiving feast. I hope that this time of year finds you well. I hope that you are able to find moments of calm and peace. I hope that you are surrounded with friends and family who make you feel special and loved. Find the joy and laughter in each day. Choose happiness and always…find gratitude. xo,–Amber Continue reading
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Fall where are you! It’s hitting the mid 90’s again this coming week (insert big eye roll here). I am yearning to wear my sweaters and boots! Soon…soon. Around these parts it starts to really feel like fall at end of October, early November, so we have a few weeks yet. But this hot weather is not stopping me from making some yummy fall inspired food. I made some absolutely out-of-this-world delicious whipped sweet potatoes on Saturday night for dinner. Seriously tasted like dessert. SO GOOD. My kids loved it! My daughter said, “Mommy, what’s in here…it tastes like pie.” I made the sweet potatoes with this pork dish (sans the applesauce) that is so easy and always a hit and the two went together like gangbustas. Anyway, if you are looking for a new way to eat sweet potatoes, try whipping them up. I am totally going to make these whipped sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving and I’m so excited about it! They are seriously delicious. Look out fall…I’m coming for ya. Continue reading
-2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
-1 teaspoon garlic granules
-1 teaspoon onion granules
-1 teaspoon dried parsley
-1 teaspoon salt
-5 turns of the pepper grinder
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
1. Cut bread into preferred cubes (small, med, or large).
2. In a large bowl add the bread with poultry seasoning, garlic grans, onion grans, parsley, salt, and pepper. Toss until incorporated.
3. Drizzle in oil and mix very, very well until all the cubes are coated with oil.
4. Transfer the mixture onto 2 baking sheets (or whatever you have on hand…I used my stainless steel baking sheet and a glass Pyrex). Make sure each bread cube is touching the baking surface. Do not layer the cubes, as they will not toast properly if they are on top of each other.
5. Transfer bread cubes to oven and toast for 20 minutes. After this initial 20 minutes, give the cubes a toss around, and then turn the temperature down to 250 degrees and toast for an additional 15 minutes. After the total 35 minutes of toasting, check some of the LARGEST cubes for texture. If they are still soft, then toast for an additional 5 minutes. Keep checking for texture, being careful to not burn the smaller cubes. Mine all toasted up within the initial 35 minute toasting (with a medium/large cube cut). If you go with really small cubes, check for texture after the initial 20 minute toasting time (the smaller cubes will toast up faster and may burn).
*Please adjust seasoning to your bread weight. If the bread you purchase weighs more, then add in slightly more seasoning and oil. And remember to always add your seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste. Upon making any recipe, always test for spice level. We all have different preferences and palates, so be your own best taste testing advocate in the kitchen.
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5. When cool, transfer to fridge until ready to serve
Serves 6 – 8 (depending on serving size)
4. Add walnuts to roasted roots and fruits
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