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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What am I making for Thanksgiving?

The scenario: I fight the crowds of hemp-wearing, hatch-back-driving, green tea-drinking, bjorn-toting mommas in Whole Foods to snag this pile of ingredients:

Pomegranates, feta, creamed goat's cheese, walnuts, and spinach
The plan was a nice Thanksgiving potluck salad (with a white balsamic vinaigrette including THE SECRET INGREDIENT). But then the FIL called and told me that two others had already volunteered to bring salads.
The challenge: Turn these ingredients into another potluckable dish....and you can use any other ingredient already in my well-stocked kitchen (basically everything).
My first thought: Pomegranate-walnut mini pizza appetizers.
Start with a soft pizza dough. Form small circles, about 1.5" across, and top with several spinach leaves. Bake at 400 F for about 8 minutes or until nearly cooked. Spread with goat cheese (pre-mixed with a little balsamic and black pepper), then sprinkle with feta, pomegranate arils, and roasted walnuts. Broil for a minute or two to slightly melt cheese.
Or leave off the spinach and top with raw sugar crystals and vinegar before broiling to make a slightly caramelized top.
If you have a better idea...I will love you forever.
What are you making this Thanksgiving?


  1. Dang, you are creative! That sounds delish! I unfornately have no suggestions for you because I am so not a McGyver (sp?) in the kitchen. I need to shop with a specific recipe in mind... I'm not good at looking at ingredients and thinking of different things I could make. Yes, I majorly lack in the creativity dept.

    And I am not making a single thing for T-giving. Lame, right? I just show up. But I help with dishes so that has to count for something? And I stay out of my mom's way... She's sort of a tornado in the kitchen so it's best to stay out of her way.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. yeah.... I don't think I can do better than what you have thought of already! sounds good to me. :-)

    I ah.... made chocolate chip cookies. Hubby is currently starting on some stuffing. They will be our offering on Thursday.

  3. Your pizza appetizers sound good to me. I probably would've still made a salad out of those ingredients even if told there was already a salad. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Those mini-pizzas sound pretty amazing! Please fedex samples for sampling and review. :)