Last night was spent eating some Thanksgiving Day treats just a little bit early!
Our local Whole Foods offers a cooking demo each month and Chef Jesse does a great job tailoring each class for the season.
So of course this month’s menu had a holiday theme, and the chef did a great job giving us some delicious ideas for Turkey Day entertaining!
Getting the party started with some vino. A Riesling to be exact.
Upon first sip I wasn’t too impressed with this sweet wine, but as I continued to drink more, a tart & fruity flavor began to shine through and really began to enjoy it!
At $8.99 a pop, this is a steal 😀
My favorite dish of the night came up first and although not the most photogenic, it sure was a good one!
Bacon-Wrapped Manchego Stuffed Dates
I love playing with different flavors and textures like this. Sweet, soft dates plus salty, crispy bacon all wrapped around gooey melted cheese was a serious party for the tastebuds.
This recipe is going to be recreated at home soon!
Next up were some fun lil’ snacks 🙂
These were not very “straw” shaped however they tasted great.
You just can’t go wrong with anything made out of a combo of cheese + butter now can you? 😉
There were plain cheese as well as bacon jalapeno cheese flavors. I enjoyed the plain cheese the most and think it would go great with a glass of light red wine!
The main event of the evening was a recipe that you probably wouldn’t think of for a traditional Thanksgiving Day table, however the curry has such a warm & cozy flavor that I think it might just work.
Thai Red Curry Squash Soup
Flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, lime and curry melded so nicely with the creamy squash base. I really enjoyed this one too!
Next up were a few recipes that I unfortunately didn’t get to taste thanks to having to leave a bit early…
But head over to Miss Brittany’s site for her reviews of these dishes (well, sans turkey of course!) if you’d like!
Want a fun way to use puff pastry? How about layers of fruit chutney and melted cheese? Sounded good to me 😀
A perfectly brined turkey perhaps? Brining is the secret to a moist and juicy bird!
Or perhaps some pumpkin pie? Mmmm definitely one of my favorite desserts!
My apologies for the early bail out, and believe me, I wish I could’ve tasted the last of these scrumptious treats too!
But as I said, I had to leave a little early to get home…
Why you ask? To pack and get ready for a trip up North today! But more to come on that later… I promise 😀
Hopefully Lucy Dog and The Man will be okay for a few days without me, good thing I’ve stashed away some homemade meals so they don’t get too hungry… 😉