Thanksgiving, as most of you know, is a tradition that is followed to celebrate the yearly harvest. Although, it has changed over the years and these days, its all about the turkey, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and the usuals....
To me, any celebration is an excuse for friends and families to get together and have fun.... that's what matters the most. For thanksgiving, some like to take the traditional route and prepare the classics but change is good... at least it gives you a chance to try out different foods and may be come up with a totally innovative dish, who knows??? So, most of the time, when we friends meet, its more like fusion cuisine with couple varieties. Of course, I wanted to contribute and not be the person taking desserts to the gathering as always!! So, I made few quick recipes like spicy kale chips, herb-seasoned baked potato wedges, rice pudding (recipes to follow in the upcoming posts) and zucchini carrot cake. It felt like lot of dishes but fairly simple yet tasty and healthy too.
All said and done, at the end of the day, it was fun catching up with friends, often side tracked by kids running around, screaming and keeping us occupied. Close to the end of the day, working our game plan for the mad shopping spree to follow tomorrow. I have a whole bunch of stuff to pick up, with an ice cream maker as my pick of the day...let's see how it goes and what else I end up with???
Happy Thanksgiving !!