My Thanksgiving Menu Plans

I apologize for the lack of Thanksgiving menu items on my blog this week- that’s because I’ve been so busy prepping that I haven’t had a chance to whip up much in the meantime!

I do want to share what’s on the menu though- if you’re in a jam this late in the game, feel free to try any of these awesome tried and true recipes!

My boyfriend’s brother and sister-in-law are bringing the Andouille stuffing and mashed potatoes, his mother is making her famous lumpia (delicious Filipino spring rolls that I LOVE), and my parents are bringing the pumpkin cheesecake, along with a large folding table (and tablecloth- thanks mom)! I am so excited to share this holiday with so many special people!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone 🙂

Happy Eating 🙂
mally

Braised Leeks with Shallots and White Wine

Braised leeksRecently I purchased some gigantic leeks… and I have to admit, they’d been sitting in my fridge for a few days while I tried to figure out what the heck to do with them. If you haven’t cooked with or seen leeks before, they kind of look like giant scallions, with really thick layers and covered in tons of dirt and grit. Usually this would gross me out, until I remember that plants do indeed have to come from somewhere. Like the ground. Where there’s dirt. [Read more…]