When I moved to Denmark, I decided to bring Thanksgiving with me. We roast a turkey and all the trimmings for my husband's family every year, and they kind of love it. We have to order our turkey from a farm, and spend a couple days making food for around 20 people. It's tons of work, but SO much fun and well worth it in the end. The best part is all the leftovers we have for the next day we can just toss in the microwave. This year, I even had a "pie day" where a friend of mine came over for brunch and dessert.
- Quite Chefy's mom's savoury dressing/stuffing - This stuffing has a wonderful savoury flavour that goes well with mild poultry like turkey and chicken. We don't stuff our bird, since it takes longer to cook and the bird can get dry by the time the stuffing reaches the correct, safe temperature inside to serve. It can be a hygiene nightmare.
- Quite Chefy's poultry seasoning - An herb and spice blend that's great for stuffings, turkey or chicken. Use dry herbs and grind to a powder. Easy peasy.
- Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon, pecans and white balsamic vinegar - Boiling sprouts can make them smell like feet - yuck. Skip that and roast your sprouts instead for a wonderful side dish with the smokiness of bacon, sweet pecan nuts and a hint of white balsamic vinegar.
- Pumpkin pie with cookie and pecan layer - Classic pumpkin pie with a punch of pecan and cinnamon/ginger flavour of crushed cookies. Once you taste butter roasted pecans, you'll hate me forever because they are absolutely addictive!
- Pie crust - If you're up for a challenge, this is a great flaky pie crust. The trick is to work with very cold ingredients. When you roll the dough out, let it sit and warm slightly so that when you press into it, it has some give, but doesn't crack to pieces.
- Caramel apple pie - Tart Granny Smith apples paired with a rich caramel sauce and a hint of cinnamon make this pie a wonderful addition to the dessert repertoire. Serve with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream on the side and you'll be in heaven.
- Crusty dinner rolls - for those of you that like your bread with a nice chewy crust and fluffy interior, this is a wonderful bread recipe that also pairs great with soups and pasta.
Stay Chefy everyone!