Saturday, November 09, 2013

Roasted Vegetables a side of Thanksgiving!

PSST…It’s almost time….Ssh, Ssh, Ssh, don’t say it so loud - the holiday season is approaching fast! Ssh!

Have any of you started your Christmas shopping yet; of course, you have …. I think I’m the only one that denies it all until the day before Thanksgiving; which by the way is my favorite day of the holiday season….I should do a Wings & Beer feast that night!  Sounds like plan!

Soon, we will be sitting at the dinner table celebrating Thanksgiving…and on that day some will also celebrate Hanukkah, the last time that happened was 125 years ago. 

My wish to everyone this year;  is that we all enjoy our first holiday of the season, that we stay seated at the table for as long as we can, mingle with one another, consume our  meal , and be thankful and grateful for everything, the good and the bad.  I will not rush to the nearest mall, and I will not ask hubby to take out the Christmas decoration as I am clearing the dishes of our Thanksgiving feast.

We will simply celebrate Thanksgiving…

Bless the food before us, bless the family beside us, and bless the love between us! Amen!
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Simple recipes:   I love roasted vegetables, you know why because they are so easy … I have made in the oven with the temperature as high as 400 or at 375…lately I have roasted vegetables at 350 degree.
I am not sure if you all know this but my cooking is done on an electric stove.  Even though I have been cooking with this electric stove for about  14 years, I will never be used to this appliance, yes I have learned how to adjust the heating but in truth give me a  gas stove and  gas oven and I’ll know what to do.  So one of the function on this appliance is  "Convection Roast" and “Convection Bake” My  mom told me to use this function because it turns on a fan and circulates the heat evenly around the food  that is cooking, creating  beautiful golden color on chickens and eggs, vegetables roast evenly, and roasts are crispy and seared beautiful on the outside.

Brussels Sprouts are my favorite in the oven … I cut in half, trim any bad leaves, score the bottom line them on a baking pan  coat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil,  season  with  1 teaspoons  of sea salt and ½  teaspoon of  black pepper.  Mix and into the oven, they go. 350 for 30-40 minutes

String beans are another favorite vegetable….actually I love all vegetables.

Broccoli out of the oven roasted and yummy….the green veggies are all made the same, olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper.  Additionally you can add either garlic,or a shallot, as well as once out of the oven squeeze onto the vegetables lemon or sprinkle them with a little bit of  balsamic vinegar. 

         Another favorite is the Yam; I bake them whole, or cut them into chunks and roasted them.

When I bake the yam, I score them with a fork and trim the ends…at the table I have in a tiny bowl, brown sugar and butter to add on the baked yam.  The roasted yams are simply made with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.

The 350-degree oven set at convection roast seems to work for me… I guess it gives me time to prepare other things…at 15 minutes I check on the veggies and if need to I give them a quick toss.  I feel it is at a slower pace, and they roast more evenly also, I always have more minutes to spare. The potatoes and sprout take a little longer, and are ready in 30-40 minutes. The broccoli and string beans at 20-25 minutes are done!

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