I can´t believe it is Thanksgiving already and soon will this year be over. Growing up in Sweden Thanksgiving was never anything I celebrated or even knew about. When I met my American husband he introduced it to me to this wonderful holiday that is ALL ABOUT FOOD. How could I have missed an opportunity to have a food only holiday? Now when we live in USA it is hard not to miss it. There are Thanksgiving themes every where like turkey trots in school, special celebrations in school, planksgiving challenge at the YMCA, food drives, school breaks and of course lots of turkeys everywhere. One thing that I like the most is that everybody celebrates it, regardless of backgrounds or religions, it is just for everyone to enjoy.
This year we will spend the weekend in lovely Bucks County in Pennsylvania with the in laws. I will bring a Wild Rice, Pear & Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Walnuts, a Tarte Tatin and my home made seed crackers. I am also planning to take a few walks along the beautiful Delaware River while in this area.
This weeks menu will be a bit shorter since we will be away. I found this gorgeous vegetarian cook book at the library called "Plenty more" by chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Everything looks so delicious and you want to cook and eat it all. Monday and Sunday features recipes from this book.
Tuesday Swedish meatballs, boiled potatoes, broccoli and carrots
Wednesday Version of Spaghetti Carbonara, less cream but still the flavors
Thursday Thanksgiving feast
Friday Turkey leftovers
Saturday Baked salmon with ginger and garlic, steamed bok choy, couscous
Sunday Honey roasted carrots with tahini yogurt, roasted pork tenderloin