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Thanksgiving: Grocery List

November 23, 2020

Our Grocery List

Carrot Tart with Ricotta and Feta

One Package of frozen puff pastry – thawed

One Pound of multi-colored carrots, quartered length-wise to make ‘spears’

One tablespoon oil for roasting, more for serving

Eight ounces ricotta

Four ounces crumbled feta

One garlic clove – smushed

Fresh herbs for garnish

Easy Mashed Potatoes

Eight to ten waxy white potatoes (eg yukon), approximately two good sized ones per person. Cleaned and peeled.

Half a cup of heavy cream.

Four tablespoons of butter.

A splash of whole milk.

Salt and pepper

The Best Roasted Veggies

Two pounds acorn squash, sliced into wedges.

2 pounds rutabega peeled and cut into wedges.

One pound parsnip peeled and cut into spears.

One pound carrots peeled and cut into spears.

One quarter cup of olive oil.

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.

Six Fresh thyme sprigs.

Simple and delicious stuffing

Three tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pan.

Two small shallots or mini onions diced.

One teaspoon fresh thyme leaves.

Three quarter cup of chicken stock.

One egg.

One quarter cup fresh soft herbs chopped (parsley, tarragon, chives, mint, basil – whatever you have)

Three cups of bread, the best you can find, day old.

Pot de Creme

One and a half cups of heavy cream

Half a cup of whole milk

Three ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

One ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped

Four egg yolks

Three tablespoons sugar

One eighth teaspoon kosher salt

Whipped cream for serving

Cranberry Lemon Bars

For Crust:

One stick plus 5 tablespoons of butter

One cup of sugar

Two cups of all-purpose flour

One teaspoon of coarse salt

For Cranberry Filling:

One bag of fresh cranberries

Three quarters of a cup of granulated sugar

2 Lemons (zest of)

For Lemon Curd:

One and a quarter cups of sugar

Four large eggs

One tablespoon light corn syrup

Four lemons (juice from)

One stick unsalted butter cut into chunks

Optional: confectioners sugar for topping (through a sieve).

Leftovers Sandwich

Three hefty slices of sharp cheddar cheese

One loaf of the fresh bread mentioned above.

Salad leaves bib or Boston.

Condiments of your choosing – mustard, mayo, hot sauce (be bold!)

Salt and pepper

Thanksgiving leftovers – turkey, stuffing are the best ones !

Smoked Salmon

One Package of smoked salmon

One jar of capers.

One loaf of fresh, crusty bread

One lemon quartered

Salted butter

Black pepper

Fresh dill (option)

One bottle of something bubbly