Recipes for Thanksgiving

Cousin Kerry’s Veggie & Cheese Appetizer Turkey

It’s only the beginning of the week, but in 4 short days, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving.  I just love the tastes of this season:  root vegetables, savory seasonings, and roasted goodness!  As I was finalizing my Thanksgiving menu today, I thought you might be doing the same.  So, here’s a list of some easy, great-tasting recipes from Myplate2yours:

Appetizers

Roasted Chickpeas

Spinach Dip

Antipasto Skewers

Greek Style Hummus

Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables with Eggplant

Sweet & Savory Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Cauliflower with Parmesan

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms and Bacon

Grains

Festive Moroccan Couscous

Barley Fiesta Salad

Quinoa with Cherries and Pine Nuts

And, if you want to make Cousin Kerry’s ADORABLE Veggie & Cheese Appetizer Turkey, you’ll need:

1 Russet potato

1 small melon

1 head brocolli, cleaned and cut into small florets

1 head cauliflower, cleaned and cut into florets

1 red and 1 orange bell pepper, cut into strips

1 can pitted large black olives, drained

1 pound cheddar cheese, cubed

Wooden toothpicks and skewers

Directions:  Prepare the melon (the turkey’s body) by making a small slice on the bottom of the melon.  Set it on a plate (slice again if it rocks or is not stable).  Attach the potato to the melon with toothpicks for the turkey’s head.  With toothpicks, skewer pepper slices lengthwise.  Attach in a row behind the potato for the turkey’s front tail feather.  On the skewers, alternate cheese and olives (cherry tomatoes and grapes can also be used).  Attach these skewers in two rows (about 12-18 skewers total) behind the bell peppers for the turkey’s back tail feather.  For the turkey’s face, use bits of olives for the eyes and peppers for the beak (securing with toothpicks).  Arrange the brocolli and cauliflower around the turkey.  Serve with lite ranch dressing.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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