I'm going to take a couple of days off from posting recipes while I spend some time enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with my family and friends, but if you're looking for ways to use leftover turkey, I've shared recipes for Leftover Turkey Soup with Double Mushrooms, Leftover Turkey, Mushroom, and Wild Rice Soup, or Turkey Barley Soup. I also featured more turkey soup recipes in my South Beach Recipes of the Week, so what are you waiting for? Start making some yummy turkey soup!
I missed Friday Food Porn this week, so I thought I'd show some Thanksgiving photos, but not too many, since I barely started photographing the food when my camera battery went dead. I hadn't brought a spare, so I took it as a sign from the universe to relax and enjoy the holiday without worrying about food photos! I did manage to get recipes (or promises of recipes) for a couple of very interesting items on the menu this year, so I'll be sharing those as I try them.
Hard to photograph, but this artichoke dip with green chiles was really good and it's one of the things I'm trying to get the recipe for.
There was an assortment of delicious goodies to spread on baguettes, just in case people needed something to munch before the serious eating started.
Cranberry couscous was an interesting side dish and would be a hit if you had any vegans attending your dinner. (Susan V, I sent someone to your blog!)
My own new favorite dish was this very non-traditional sauerkraut salad, made with sugar but I'm going to get the recipe and adapt it with Splenda. This had mustard seeds, celery seeds, poppy seeds, and a sweet and sour dessing, and it was fantastic.
I didn't even get to taste this interesting looking sweet potato and cranberry dish, but I did get a recipe for another delicious and unusual dish with sweet potatoes, ginger, and lime, which I'll be trying soon.
Of course there was lots of turkey, and even a platter of smoked turkey besides this traditional roasted turkey.
One of the dishes I made was Double Berry Jello Salad, which I think might become a Thanksgiving tradition. Even people who don't like cranberries like it.