The word Thanksgiving is synonymous with family gatherings and get-togethers with friends, for sharing blessings and good wishes. It’s a day of celebration, for enjoying a leisurely evening savouring that delicious courgette pie the kids love so much, and the traditional roast turkey that spent the day slow-cooking before being carved and relished by all.
While it’s roasting, we can get on with decorating the table for the occasion with tasteful autumn theme; we set out name cards for our guests and deck the whole room with beautiful flowers and other festive touches. Everyone at home should join in to make sure the end result is just perfect. Even the children can be invited to paint small courgettes to add to the decorations and give to guests as gifts. This is a great way to keep them occupied, and they’ll feel proud and happy with their work.
Whether you’re the host or the guest, one dish that should always feature on the menu is a fresh salad with ‘mi cuit’ foie and woodland berries, bringing a touch of freshness and a glorious note of color to the table.
For the younger members of the family, we suggest you make some chicken or turkey ‘lollipops’ with tomato sauce; they’re sure to go over well. They’re also a great appetizer for everyone else, and if you make them extra-small, they make the perfect bite-size canapé, that looks too good to resist.
This is a time to innovate in the kitchen without leaving traditions behind. One dish that is usually served alongside the turkey is cauliflower gratin, and today we’re going to prepare it with a deliciously smooth courgette béchamel that’s low in calories but packed with flavour. Would you like to know how?
As a finishing touch, why not surprise your family and friends with an ice-cream made from soya yogurt, mint and Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain This refreshing dessert will make a wonderful lasting impression on which to end the meal.
We’re sure that, between your own ideas and the ones we’ve designed especially for you, you’ll be able to create a beautifully harmonious spread for your family and friends.
Have a very, very happy Thanksgiving, friends!
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