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Giving Thanks In The Most Entertaining WayOctober 3, 2012
I love Thanksgiving. It’s like Christmas without the shopping, wrapping and overheated expectations. It’s about family, friendship and food. Most of all, Thanksgiving is – as the name suggests – about giving thanks. Whatever your personal beliefs, counting your blessings is chicken soup for every soul – it cures all manner of ailments. And lest we forget, we live in Canada, and it doesn’t take much world travel to realize how incredibly lucky we are.
Perhaps not surprisingly, I’m quite partial to the food aspect of Thanksgiving. It’s always a festive feast, and since there’s 10% less of me than there was last year at this time, I figure I’m due to tie on the feedbag. (Yes, a change in diet is paying off, and yes, I still eat lots of cheese!)
If you’re hosting the Thanksgiving festivities this year, or intending to bring a dish along to where someone else is hosting (nice work), I’ve got a few ideas for you from the 375-strong Recipe Gallery at trestelle.ca. I’ve escaped the hosting duties again this year thanks to my wife’s parents, so I’ll be bringing a soup, a side and a dessert, which will elbow for space on a table already groaning with plenty. I’ve been trolling the Recipe Gallery for likely suspects and narrowed them down to a few I’ll share with you.
Garlic Squash & Ricotta Soup: Thanksgiving is too important a meal to be rushed, so we always like starting with a soup. With just six ingredients, this is a delicious choice, as all the flavours are allowed to speak for themselves. Tre Stelle® Extra Smooth Ricotta Cheese is the key here, binding the flavours of the squash, garlic and onion, and giving the soup a deliciously creamy texture.
Riced Mozzarella & Romano Cheesecake: A hearty side dish that looks as good as it tastes. Brown rice is the foundation for this recipe, cooked in a spring-form pan so that it emerges as a thick ‘pie’ that can be cut into slices. Cremini mushrooms, fresh spinach, spring onions and garlic combine with the rice, eggs, cream and two types of Tre Stelle® cheese: Tre Stelle® Mozzarella Cheese, shredded and Tre Stelle® Grated Romano Cheese. Definitely a comfort food.
Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie: Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? Not on my watch. This one features Tre Stelle® Mascarpone along with pumpkin purée, brown sugar and the wonderful flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and clove. To top it off, an easy nut brittle of sugar, pecans and hulled pumpkin seeds. Whipped cream? Oh, why not?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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