Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Weekend //

I stopped dead in my tracks when I read on someone's Facebook status earlier this week that in 7 weeks Christmas would be here.
I'm on the fence about how I feel about people who do that...alerting the public of how many days of craziness they have left. On the one hand, it sent me into a tailspin of panic. On the other, it made me realize I best be getting my act in gear - without which I may have been lollygagging around for another several weeks before I realized. As of today, there's 6 weeks and 2 days until December 25th. But, before we get to Christmas, we must get a handle on the Turkey and all the fixings.
This week's Link Love is comprised of recipes that have me thinking Thanksgiving...some sides, a dessert, a possible appetizer. All of which cried out to me - make us!

I've made a Goat Cheese Tart before...which I love. I also love blue cheese and thought cutting this Stilton Tart with Cranberry Chutney from Dana Treat, up into little bites would be a great appetizer.

I love having greens on Thanksgiving. It's a great way to break up all the rich foods typical of that day. I'm also a sucker for anything with a tahini dressing, so this recipe for Sauteed Kale with Tahini Sauce from Simply Recipes sounds perfect to me.

Another green and certainly not a common Thanksgiving side dish...yet, something I'd love to try is this recipe for Cime di Rapa Fritte {Slow-Cooked Broccoli Rabe} from Saveur.

Save room for some Butternut Squash Candy from Devil & Egg. How amazing does that sound? Wonder if my kids would believe me when I told them it was candy.

I've been dying to try this Cornbread Stuffing with Green Chiles from Bella Eats ever since I first spotted it a few months ago. And - while you're visiting be sure to check out this amazing Caramel Apple may be my most favorite food photograph ever. Unbelievable.

This Maple Walnut Custard Pie from Seven Spoons seems like a perfect way to cap off an Autumn feast.

Now tell me...are you cooking this year? What's on your menu so far?


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