A Year of Thanksgiving

Andrea Meyers - Fuschia in our garden, 2012

One year ago this week, I did my first photo shoot at a Farm Project vineyard. It was the Friday before Thanksgiving–a gorgeous crisp autumn day–and I had a wonderful time capturing many photos of the vineyard after harvest. Later that same day, Michael and I headed out for a weekend to spend time on a… 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese

Andrea Meyers - Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese

We planted Brussels sprouts in our garden over the summer hoping to have our own crop this year. I looked forward to seeing the plants grow tall with many little sprouts covering the stems, but we lost our plants to greedy insects who liked the sprouts as much as we do. After that battle, I… 

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Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet Potato Souffle - Andrea Meyers

Sunday dinner, or “supper” as we called it, was always a special time for my family, the one meal that we made sure to sit down and eat together. My mother would make pot roast or fried chicken or one of our other family favorites and all the kids would argue over who got the… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash Polenta with Smoked Gouda and Sauteed Mushrooms

Andrea Meyers - Roasted Butternut Squash Polenta with Smoked Gouda and Sauteed Mushrooms

Polenta isn’t typically the first dish I think of for Thanksgiving dinner, but after tasting this baked polenta with the roasted butternut squash and smoked Gouda, I’ve changed my mind. This dish would make a delicious substitute for traditional stuffing and has a lovely rustic appearance. The combination of the roasted squash, smoked Gouda, and… 

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Roast Turkey in a Roaster Oven

Four-Day Plan for Thanksgiving Dinner, aka How to Keep the Crazy to a Minimum - Andrea Meyers

When it comes to big holiday feasts, one oven just isn’t enough, and I always find myself trying to sort out the intricate timing of turkey, stuffing, rolls, and any roasted or baked vegetables. I sit down with recipes and a schedule and plan it all out. If the turkey is done too early, it… 

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Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

We’re doing a special Thanksgiving edition of The Kids Cook Monday, because what better time to get the whole family in the kitchen than for one of the most festive meals of the year? There are several parts of the traditional Thanksgiving meal that the kids can help with, and one of our boys’ favorites… 

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Butternut Squash Pie

Butternut Squash Pie - Andrea Meyers

Turkey may be the main course for Thanksgiving dinner, but in our house the pies play the starring role. I have as much fun planning the pies as the rest of the meal and always have trouble narrowing down the list if we’re having a small gathering. More Thanksgiving Day visitors equals more pies! One… 

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