My four daughters and I kick off the season by hosting a mother-daughter tea every year the weekend after Thanksgiving.
To help take our hot cocoa game to the next level, we decided to see how many deliciously fresh ways we could doctor a mug of basic cocoa.
The only trouble with sweet potato pie is that it can be a bit more trouble to make, and the night before Thanksgiving that can be a problem.
Looking for sides that play up everything going on with this bird? Consider a cornbread-based stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes (perhaps with a dash of chili powder) and roasted squash drizzled with cumin-spiked butter.
“You need a game plan,” says Sarah Stegner, one of the chefs and owners of Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook, Illinois.
But in the interest of giving vegetarians something to ladle over their mashed potatoes and stuffing, we decided to come up with a gravy good enough to serve to everyone, no matter what one’s preference on turkey.
Instead, consider making a hearty vegetable dish that can serve as the main course for non-meat eaters, while doubling as a delicious side for the carnivores.
To wit, these mashed potatoes, which Tucci says were mostly his wife’s creation.