November 28, 2008

Sweet Endings

T. and I had a quiet Thanksgiving. Just the two of us this year. Therefore we decided on Salmon instead of Turkey. Neither of us are too keen on turkey as it is; and really why bother with such a large bird when it's just the two of us? The turkey was not at all missed and we think salmon will definitely turn up on our Thanksgiving table in the future.

Our Menu:
Harvest Apple Salad
Brown Sugar Baked Salmon
Gnocchi al Pomodoro
Roasted Brussels sprouts
Kale Bundles stuffed with Duxelle & Brie

For dessert we kept it very simple and baked Emily Luchetti's fun Nutella filled cookies and served them aside deliciously creamy whole raw milk. These Hazelnut Sandwich cookies have now become an irresistible fast favorite.

Buon Appetito & Happy Thanksgiving!

November 9, 2008

Pomd Lamb

With colors reminiscent of Christmas, this dish has a festive flavor. Flipping through the pages of this months bon appetit, I came upon this fun dish, Pomegranate-Marinated Lamb with Spices. BA chose to serve theirs over cumin spiked couscous, but I think a straightforward basmati balances out the bold flavors. Perhaps next time I'll drizzle on a little lemon basil infused yogurt for creaminess or sandwich the lamb in between a warm pita and slather it with tzatziki sauce.
If you're a lamb lover, this dish is sure to be a big hit.

Bon Appetit!