Sunday, November 18, 2012


Jerica and myself threw a fancy dinner party last night.. okay not really fancy at all. It was more of a pre-Thanksgiving with tons of food, friends, and alcohol. We gathered together all of our dearest friends for a night of thanks and tons of food. Since Jerica and I love to cook,  a Thanksgiving dinner sounded like the perfect project for us to do together. We spent all Saturday cooking for our friends and made up with some really great dishes.  

Appetizers: Butternut squash hummus, baked brie with caramelized onions, baked brie with sun-dried tomato and thyme

 Dinner: Orange and onion stuffed turkey, green bean casserole, bacon & apple roasted yams, bacon & cheese cornbread ( I am obsessed with bacon!), herb stuffing, roasted vegetables in a sun-dried tomato and thyme infused olive oil, white cheddar mashed potatoes, Gravy

Dessert: Homemade Pumpkin Pie with a Macadamia Nut Streusel  & made from scratch Ameretto Tiramisu

Here are some of the recipes we did that were more of cook as we go kind of deal:

Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions

1/4 Sweet Onion
1 Tablespoon of Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil

Caramelize your onion with sugar and oil on the stove ( or for better results use a sweet balsamic vinegar- we didn't have any so we improvised) until the onions are soft and brown. Top over your brie and bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 325 degress. Enjoy! Trust me this is amazingggggggggggg- you will not be able to get enough of it.

Roasted Vegetables in a Sun-Dried Tomato and Thyme infused Olive Oil
Infuse some olive oil with strips of sun dried tomato and sprigs of thyme. Pour over your veggies of choice. We chose zucchini spears and red bell peppers, toss with salt and black pepper and grill till tender

Stay tuned for the Amaretto Tiramisu recipe in our next entry.

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