November 20, 2009
Everyone looks forward to the Thanksgiving meal, but sometimes it takes longer than anticipated to get everything on the table. If youre worried about staving off hungry relatives, make sure to have a few Thanksgiving-style appetizers on hand. (And a safe room, just in case.)
Adults will love a warm, seasonal drink like hot apple cider. If you think your family can handle it, add some Jamaican rum to the mix. Put two parts cider and one part rum in a crock pot with cloves and cinnamon sticks. Allow the mixture to simmer for about an hour and strain before serving. (This delicious drink will also make you kitchen small amazing.)
For guests with the munchies, make your own sweet potatoes fries. Slice or chop the potatoes and lightly brush them with olive oil. Bake in the oven at 450 degrees until their crispy, and serve with a dipping sauce made of equal parts spicy mustard, horseradish and mayo.
The sauce also complements crispy, baked or fried green beans, as well as asparagus.
Of course, a cue d'états platter is a great way to get some fresh veggies in before the feast