Ina Garten's Thanksgiving Menu
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated with a lot of relish and vigor in the month of November on fourth Thursday. It is quite understandable that in today's hectic schedule, people don't get time to interact with each other. It is either through telephone, text or social networking sites that people are interacting with each other. Hardly, people meet face-to-face to interact. This reduces the bond of affection between them. Thanksgiving provides you with an opportunity to open your heart out and spend time with your loved ones.
It is such a fun to spend time with family members over lunch and especially, if the menu is quite vast and impressive. Food adds to the color of celebration. Ina Garten's Thanksgiving menu will serve the purpose of preparing delicious Thanksgiving menu in less time. Here, are few recipes that are taken out from her book. Hope these recipes will make your Thanksgiving feast more palatable.
Ina Garten is well known as a host of Food Network culinary program "Barefoot Contessa." She is also a former White House nuclear analyst. Definitely, her recipes will tickle your taste buds.
A typical Thanksgiving menu consists of turkey which is the main course of Thanksgiving menu, cranberry sauce, butter, milk, smashed potatoes, corn, bread and variety of desserts. Pumpkin pie is a traditional sweet dish of Thanksgiving. Ina Garten's recipes bring a fresh flavor and innovation to these Thanksgiving recipes making them taste more scrumptious. She believes in keeping her recipes simple.
Ina Garten's famous recipes for thanksgiving:
- Rosemary roasted cashew nuts:
- A bowl of cashew nuts
- Freshly and finely chopped rosemary leaves
- Salt to taste
- A teaspoon of brown sugar
- A teaspoon of butter
Take a bowl full of cashew nuts. Bake them until they are warm enough. Make sure that they don't get burnt. In another bowl, take finely chopped, fresh rosemary leaves, butter, salt to taste, pepper and a teaspoon of brown sugar. Toss the baked cashew nuts in this mixture and serve cool. Do not refrigerate these rosemary cashew nuts. Let them cool naturally and bring them to room temperature. This dish sounds a good side-dish and you will win many accolades for it. As per your choice, you can add other fillings such as strawberries, etc. to it.
- Ina Garten's Parmesan Smashed Potatoes:
- 3-4 boiled potatoes
- Half a cup of unsalted butter
- Half a cup of sour cream
- Salt as per taste
- A teaspoon of ground black pepper
- Half a cup of grated Parmesan
Boil 3-4 potatoes until they become tender. Drain the remaining water. Now, with the help of a mixer, break the potatoes till they become converted into a fine paste. You can also do this by hand. Break the potatoes into small pieces and with the help of a smasher; smash the potatoes into a paste. Add butter, salt, pepper, sour cream and grated Parmesan to it. Serve hot. Your delicious smashed parmesan potatoes are ready to eat.
- Ina Garten's pomegranate cosmos:
- Pomegranate seeds
- Premium quality Swedish vodka
Take juice of pomegranate. Use juicer to get that perfect red colored juice of pomegranate. Make sure that there are no seeds left in the juice. Take a glass and fill one fifth of it with vodka. Add the quantity as per personal taste. Pour the pomegranate juice on top of it. Your delicious cocktail is ready. Serve it chill. For garnishing, add few pomegranate seeds on top of it.
Above recipes by Ina Garten are very delicious and easy to make. Her motto is to keep the recipes as simple as possible. Though the dishes look as if they are hard to make, they are very easy to prepare. The taste is unique and fulfilling. So, celebrate this Thanksgiving the Ina Garten's way.
Happy Thanksgiving Day!