Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! May today be spent with people that you love and that you are able to reflect on the blessings in your life.
And for those of my readers not celebrating Thanksgiving today… Happy Thursday!
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I had the great privilege to guest post today over at Table Culture, a wonderful blog by Mona Mac. In the post I get to talk about one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and what it means to me…plus share my recipe for Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Walnuts and Cranberries. Pop over and check it out HERE and while you’re there make sure to check out some of the other great posts that Table Culture has to offer like Cooking for a Crowd and New York Cheesecake!
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In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving (for the United States), households are busy preparing menus, seating, activities, and guest arrangements. Below are a series of Green Door Hospitality posts with helpful tips for organizing your holiday festivities. Simply click on the images to be taken to the individual articles!
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Is there anything better than a cup of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch on a cool fall day?
Well, I hate to admit it but I have never been really big into tomato soup. My husband, on the other hand, loves it. So I have searched and searched for a recipe that would allow us both to enjoy it. Eureka! By roasting the vegetables in a delicious balsamic marinade and adding heavy cream at the end I am now a tomato soup convert!! It’s creamy and savory with a wonderful depth that I always felt was a bit missing with some other tomato soups.
Tomato Balsamic Soup — modified from Cooking Light Magazine
- 1 cup vegetable broth, divided
- 1 Tbs brown sugar
- 3 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbs soy sauce
- 1 cup yellow onion, coarsely chopped
- 5-7 garlic cloves, peeled
- 28 ounces whole plum tomatoes, peeled (fresh or canned)
- Cooking Spray
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Cracked black pepper, to taste
- Kosher salt, to taste
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Combine 1/2 cup broth, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce in a small bowl and whisk together.
Place onion, garlic, and tomatoes in a baking pan coated with cooking spray. Pour broth mixture over vegetables. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned.
Pour tomato mixture into a blender. Add remaining 1/2 cup broth and the cream. Season with pepper and salt. Process until smooth. If necessary, strain mixture through a sieve to remove any solids.
Garnish with Homemade Croutons and shredded Asiago cheese if desired.
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