Wednesday, November 25

Thanksgiving with Sandra Lee and Joshua Bell‏ and Giveaway

My whole family loves watching the foodnetwork, the girls even play Cake Challenge. One of the many cooks and shows we watch is Sandra Lee. She always has great recipes and ideas for entertaining.

*Tip from Sandra:

  1. “Re-name your cocktails for a signature touch and serve them in an array of glasses in different shapes and sizes for a glamorous effect. If you have a special album playing, review your song list and allow the song titles to inspire your cocktails, ie. Peach Cider can be turned into “Cinema Paradiso” to match the beautiful duet of the same name on Joshua Bell’s new album At Home With Friends. Brilliant!”
  2. “If you’re facing a time crunch—pick party foods that are delicious and impressive, without being fussy. I recommend, Savory Bread Pudding and Fig and Port Tartlets—both of these tasty treats can be prepared before your guests arrive and served at room temperature.”
  3. “Sometimes you need the culinary equivalent of a big warm hug. Praline Sweet Potato Casserole is a classic, comfort food creation that is baked to perfection.”
  4. “Thanksgiving is the perfect time to bring everyone together to celebrate a year of blessings. Serve savory and decadent dishes such as Savory Bread Pudding and Praline Sweet Potato Casserole on an inviting table, filled with rich colors and seasonal textures. Simple, time-saving shortcuts to create a meaningful feast can be found in my new book Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Cocktail Time. Give your gracious gathering a heartwarming start with my personal favorite, Joshua Bell’s album, At Home With Friends and greet guests at your door with a vibrant cocktail, such as a Peach and Apricot Cider or Pumpkin Pie Martini . The main attraction is food, so try turning your Turkey or Pork Roast into a colorful centerpiece, served with a side of cornbread stuffing or cranberry sauce. For a quick and easy dessert try Semi-Homemade Glazed Spice Donuts with Pecans or a Sweet Potato Cake with Citrus Glaze, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating with your family and friends.”

Last month I reviewed Joshua Bell’s album, At Home With Friends (click here for the review.)

Now I have a copy to giveaway to one of my readers.

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  1. One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories was from the 1st yr hubby and I were married. My mother always made Rutabagas(a southern traditional Tgiving food) for Thanksgiving tho she was the only one in our family who actually ate Year after year she made them(and they are a Pain to prepare too!). Anyway, hubby & I had Thanksgiving dinner that 1st yr at mom's house and she was delighted to learn that she now had someone else in the family who shared her love of Rutabagas-my new hubby. She made an extra large batch that day and as she was walking into the dining room with the bowl of 'bagas, she dropped it on the floor and the bowl smashed and rutabaga went everywhere. No one was hurt, except the rutabagas....
    We laughed about that every Thanksgiving afterwards and never again allowed mom to carry the Rutabagas to the table.

  2. I've got you in my Google Reader too.

  3. #2 extra entry for being a follower...

  4. I left a comment a couple of days ago and don't see it yet...did it go thru?


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