Food Follow Up: THANKSGIVING EDISH
And now, the reviews on this year’s holiday table:
Apple cider sangria - Delicious and a total sleeper. Watch out or you and all your relatives will be on the floor before the turkey’s on the table.
Brown butter squash soup with sherry reduction - I wasn’t the cook on this one so I can’t speak to the pain-in-the-assery but hot damn. Best squash soup I’ve ever had.
Cranberry reisling compote - Amazing. It tastes slightly effervescent. This one’s a keeper.
Popovers - Such a fun alternative to rolls. You don’t need a special pan (we used a muffin tin) but you do need to make sure it’s hot before spooning the batter in.
Sweet potato and sage butter c-word - Just okay, it was overkill to have these plus regular mashed potatoes on the table. Back to the old school marshmallow version next year.
Brown butter mashed potatoes - Reason enough to purchase the Smitten Kitchen cookbook. The new gold standard.
Spinach gratin - Bananas. The topping is to die.
Perfect pie crust - I’ve never had issues with this, totally great and unintimidating!
Vanilla pumpkin praline pie - Don’t want to make a pumpkin AND a pecan pie? Call R. Kelly & Jay-Z because this joint is the best of both worlds (don’t worry, hate myself too). I love praline. LOVE. Thus I loved this pie.
Cider bourbon apple pie with oatmeal cookie crumble - Meh. Good flavor, I probably made the wrong apple choice since they were still a little crunchy even though the topping was super brown. I also should’ve reduced the syrup more to avoid the dreaded soggy bottom (heheheheh I’m eight).