French 75: I’m still just so “meh” to sparkling wine that not even boozing it up helps. Maybe I need to try a different wine? Nah, I’ll just stick to a bounty of other fall cocktails.
Sweet Potato Biscuits: Fantastic. Orangette just does not fail. I rolled the dough a little thin, so the biscuits weren’t the tall and flaky, but the taste was there. An easy fix for next time. These did not have a heavy sweet potato flavor, if you’re not that big a fan.
Cream Biscuits: I was going to make these because I didn’t think I had enough sweet potato puree to make a double batch of the above biscuits. But I did have enough puree, so these weren’t made. Yet. They will be, I assure you.
Mashed Potatoes: Creamy, yummy potatoes. However, I usually make my mashed potatoes with sour cream. This recipe called for cream cheese instead, which to me worry it’d be too bland in comparison. And it turned out to be so. Without the sour cream, it lacked a little zing. I think I’d either stick with the sour cream or do half sour cream, half cream cheese.
Salted not Brined: I think this worked out well. I say “I think” because I wasn’t as mindful as I should have been, and I left the bird on a tad too long. It wasn’t dry, but it wasn’t moist. But it was did have more turkey flavor than brined birds. A closer eye on the thermometer and I’d have had a winner.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times to try out new recipes. Here the ones I’m giving a spin this year.
- Cocktail: French 75
- Bread: Orangette’s Cream Biscuits and Sweet Potato Biscuits
- Taters: Pioneer Woman’s Delicious, Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Bird: Salted instead of brined, smoked on the grill (natch)
When I come out of my food coma, I’ll try and write some reviews of how they turned out.
Did you make something fun this turkey day?