I know there are those that are happiest to be invited to a great meal – leave the cooking to others! There are also those that enjoy cooking, but don’t make a science project out of selecting what to cook. The family favorites worked great in the past, why mess with anything new? I on the other hand, find the hunt for new recipes an enjoyable quest.
So now you know one of my deep dark secrets, I am a recipe research junkie! Sifting through scads of ideas to bring together an interesting, yet manageable meal that my guests will enjoy is a personal mission for me. Part science and part art, but something that I dearly enjoy. I recently created this Roasted Cauliflower recipe which just tasted like it belonged on a Thanksgiving day table. So, for those that have started to think about what to serve at your Thanksgiving gathering, this one’s for you!
To create the arrangement shown above, take a terra cotta pot, add a few sprigs of artificial fall foliage from Michaels’s craft store, a giant pine cone and some textured balls, and you have a touch of fall elegance to great your guests when they arrive for your Thanksgiving feast.