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The Thanksgiving Table by Diane Morgan

Biscuit's picture

I know I've mentioned this book before, but I'm mentioning it again.  I think everyone should have a copy of this book.  I have now tried most of the recipes in it, and I absolutely love each and every one.  I have not had one thing from it that I thought, "eh...".  Every recipe has been a keeper. 


For example - the chiffonade of brussel sprouts.  Awesome, easy recipe.  Her stuffing with apples, bacon and caramalized onions.  Mashed potatoes with parm.  Portabello Mushroom Bisque.  Spinach salad with candied walnuts, beets and goat cheese.  Stuffed acorn squash (for vegetarian guests).  I could go on and on.


My latest experiments from that book were also HUGE successes.  A wild-rice stuffing with pine-nuts and dried apricots that is just TDF and is easy to make ahead of time - great with pork chops or stuffed in a turkey.  And that amazing, lovely, FABULOUS Chocolate/Cranberry/Cherry parfait - omg.  Easy, rich, delicious.  Everyone raved over it and scraped their parfait glasses clean.


Really - if you don't have this book, you need it.



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Edited 11/30/2006 4:45 pm ET by Biscuit

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Jean's picture

(post #62784, reply #1 of 46)

I have it--time to haul it out again. :)



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Lee's picture

(post #62784, reply #2 of 46)

But, but, but I just ordered 3 new cookbooks!  I should never read anything in this folder! ;-)

Biscuit's picture

(post #62784, reply #3 of 46)

(lol)  Then WHY do you come here????!!!!


If it makes you feel any better - this book is fairly inexpensive, as cookbooks go.  Mine is paperback - it was definitely under $20, probably around $14.


Edited to say:  Ha!  $12.89 on Amazon. 


http://www.amazon.com/Thanksgiving-Table-Recipes-Holiday-Tradition/dp/081182991X/sr=1-1/qid=1164936225/ref=sr_1_1/002-3651435-3657606?ie=UTF8&s=books


 



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Edited 11/30/2006 8:26 pm ET by Biscuit

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Lee's picture

(post #62784, reply #4 of 46)

Why do I come here?  Because I'm a glutton for punishment!! 


Ha! $9.98 at Jessica's.  I ordered it.  If the other recipes are as good as the chiffonade of brussels sprouts (which I actually made last night), I'll be happy.

Wolvie's picture

(post #62784, reply #5 of 46)

don't feel bad - I just ordered it myself. ;-)


What were the other 3 you just purchased? May as well go over the top!


 


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Lee's picture

(post #62784, reply #6 of 46)

I ordered Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, by Ana Sortun, Claudia Roden's The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, and her newest, Arabesque.  Can you guess I'm on a Middle Eastern food kick? :) 

Wolvie's picture

(post #62784, reply #9 of 46)

just adds to my list! ;-)

 


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Lee's picture

(post #62784, reply #13 of 46)

 

just adds to my list!


I have one of those.  It has peculiar way of regenerating every time I reach the end of it.

Biscuit's picture

(post #62784, reply #7 of 46)

When it gets here, let me know.  I'll post a list of the recipes I've tried and thought were awesome so you can mark them.  Be prepared, though - it's a long list!

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Jean's picture

(post #62784, reply #8 of 46)

Oooo, I'll look forward to that too. I love lists of T&T to tuck in my cookbooks.



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Lee's picture

(post #62784, reply #11 of 46)

Me too!

Heather's picture

(post #62784, reply #10 of 46)

I'm a fan of this book too--I'll have to check on what I've made and loved.

Lee's picture

(post #62784, reply #12 of 46)

Thank you -- will do!

pamilyn's picture

(post #62784, reply #14 of 46)

Could you post the chocolate,cherry cranberry parfait thingy please???? Pretty please? Pamilyn

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Jean's picture

(post #62784, reply #15 of 46)

Not Biscuit, but I have the recipe.


It's a cranberry-cherry coulis alternating with an inch of chocolate mousse in parfait glasses.


Coulis:
1 pound frozen sweet dark cherries, thawed, including juice
1 cup thawed frozen or fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice

Combine ingredients in a 2 1/2 qt saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook until cranberries pop, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool for 20 minutes. Puree in food processor and chill while making the mousse.


Do you want the mousse recipe too, or do you have one you like?




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pamilyn's picture

(post #62784, reply #17 of 46)

No, that's o.k. Thanks....Pamilyn

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Lee's picture

(post #62784, reply #19 of 46)

Gosh, that sounds good.  I'll have to remember to pick up more cranberries for the freezer.  Maybe I should order a couple more books for my DDs.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62784, reply #16 of 46)

My intuition told me to stay away from this thread. I did not listen.

Why, oh, why you do this to me? What have I done to you?

 


 


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Lee's picture

(post #62784, reply #18 of 46)

Sally, Jessica's is offering it as a closeout for $9.98.  Gee, if you buy another book, you'll get free shipping too.  ;-)

Adele's picture

(post #62784, reply #20 of 46)

Gee, if you buy another book, you'll get free shipping too.  ;-)


Y'all stop! 


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62784, reply #21 of 46)

They are all pretty pathetic, wouldn t you agree????

:-)

 


 


"Sally who? Sally in the corner"
(Amy, November 2006)

Wolvie's picture

(post #62784, reply #22 of 46)

speaking of closeouts, jessica's has those Best American Recipes by Fran McMullough and co (not the CI ones) 1999, 2001, etc on close out from $7.98 to $9.98. They are great books to have around.


Just thinking of Christmas. :-)



ooohhh - the also have The Vineyard Cooking for 12.98 on closeout - another good one!


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Edited 12/3/2006 7:38 am ET by Wolvie

 

jaq's picture

(post #62784, reply #24 of 46)

Gack! I need to go to that site more often! I just picked up the new 150 Best Recipes for $20 and thought that was a deal! Oh well, I'm supporting my local bookstore.

MadMom's picture

(post #62784, reply #25 of 46)

I should never go to that site!  I always find things I cannot live without.  Sally and I should just stay in the corner and enjoy bubbly and chocolates and not venture out, particularly to read threads here!



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SallyBR1's picture

(post #62784, reply #23 of 46)

You understand that this is THE LAST COOKBOOK I'm buying this year, right?????

Now, please stop. Just stop and have mercy on me!

Thank you.

(I need help)

 


 


"Sally who? Sally in the corner"
(Amy, November 2006)

Lee's picture

(post #62784, reply #26 of 46)

You understand that this is THE LAST COOKBOOK I'm buying this year, right?????


Yes!  Absolutely!  Me too!  Let's see, today's the 3rd, that means 28 days of NOT buying cookbooks ..... lots of time to make a new list!!!  ;-)    


Edited 12/3/2006 11:32 pm ET by lee

jaq's picture

(post #62784, reply #27 of 46)

I'm waiting for Christmas money, then I can have more cookbooks. :)
On the good-for-me front, I was at Costco today and did not buy one cookbook, although they had many.

Speaking of which, a quick aside question. They had a killer deal on Gorgonzola cheese at Costco, but the amount was way more than I could use in the next month or two. Could I freeze the cheese?

Adele's picture

(post #62784, reply #29 of 46)

They had a killer deal on Gorgonzola cheese at Costco


Do you have a food saver?  I splurged on a triple creme brie last Costco run.   I bought the smallest available (ha!).  After I used some to bake in phyllo purses, I covered it the best I could in the original wrapping, bagged it in a food saver bag then sucked most of the air out.  Have it in the fridge & expect it to last well into January.  I do know brie and goat cheese are not good to freeze.  I also buy the Parma R from Costco & after I open it cut it into wedges & food save individually, they last for months.  (I take a big bag, seal in several places to make sleeves, then put the wedges in, then seal the top to suck the air out.  Then I just cut an individual sleeve when I need my next wedge.)


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

jaq's picture

(post #62784, reply #30 of 46)

I don't have a food saver- I'm not even sure what one looks like. Are they expensive? It sounds like you could eventually make up the cost by buying food in bulk and making it last. Thanks for the tip!

Lee's picture

(post #62784, reply #32 of 46)

Unfortunately, cheese doesn't freeze well.  The texture changes.