Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Family Lunch [Happy Thanksgiving]

Thanksgiving Season is upon us, and even though we here in Europe don't celebrate it, I thought it would be nice to mark the occasion for my dear US readers. And just because we don't celebrate Thanksgiving it doesn't mean the we can't have a nice family lunch to go with it.

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I have a wonderful Garden Salad recipe that I would also like to share here. If you have a big feast a nice fresh salad can lighten it up and provide that extra something.
What I put in the salad (you can of course vary this):
- Iceberg Salad
- Radicchio Salad
- Carrot (in stripes)
- Red Bell Pepper (in strips)

Now for the crown jewel, the dressing. It's so good, and transforms everything into a wonderful meal:
- Juice of one lemon
- The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil (three times the amount of lemon juice)
- 1 tablespoon of mustard (I use Tafelsenf, but you can use Dijon mustard)
- 1 clove of garlic (minced)
- Pinch of good quality Sea Salt Flakes

Put all the ingredients for the dressing into a small jar, and shake thoroughly. You won't need all of it for the salad (maybe you will). If there is some left over put it in the fridge for later use. It really pays to use the best ingredients you have at hand for the dressing, because you will be able to taste it all!


How about some crisp potato wedges, golden brown, and roasted with the Chicken on one tray. And inside of the Chicken I put some fresh sage, and the rest of the lemons I used for the dressing. A nice way to use it all up.


A very easy but filling lunch, that you can have ready in an hour, but it only requires 15 minutes of your time, the rest happened in the oven.


I hope you are at home now, happy with your loved ones, serenely taking it all in and being thankful for it all. I  know I am.

34 comments:

  1. always good to be grateful for all we have. :)

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    1. So true. It can all disappear in an instant.

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  2. Very enticing - Happy Thanksgiving to you (and happy eating:)!

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    1. Thanks. We had a fun time eating, no doubt :D

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  3. and being thankful is not just here, you have much to be thankful for and that table is truly festive.. i will try the salad dressing, thanks for the recipe

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    1. I know Sandra. Thanks for your comment. :)

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  4. Sehr schöne Fotos und Farben. LG

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  5. A great time to be grateful indeed and I do have so much to be grateful for!! And today I'll be enjoying family and good food! Wishing you and your family and the dogs and all the critters a wonderful day!!

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    1. In these times it's good to appreciate everything one has.

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  6. Oooopps!! Sorry, Mersad, I got interrupted while I was writing comments and sent the wrong one!! But I do indeed wish you and your family a most wonderful day!!!

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  7. Excelentes fotografias da sua bela comida....
    Cumprimentos

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  8. A delicious tasty meal, the dressing sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a great day and weekend ahead!

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  9. Your salad looks almost to pretty to eat!

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  10. Wow, not only are you a top notch photographer, you're a chef too!! I'm impressed, and your meal sounds and looks delicious!

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  11. happy thanksgiving! enjoy the meal with your family.
    it looks soooooo tastful!
    greetings, Hilde

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    1. It was delicious. Thanks Hilde!

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  12. Your Thanksgiving lunch sounds wonderfully delicious. Thanks especially for sharing the dressing recipe. We do have so much to be thankful for.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Hope you had a nice celebration.

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  13. What a lovely meal. Thank you for your kind thoughts for those of us over here across the pond.

    All the very best,
    Lois

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  14. That looks wonderful & tasty! Happy Thanksgiving, Mersad!

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  15. That meal looks really appetising. Like you, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but it doesn't stop us from being thankful for all that we have.

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    1. Of course. Thank you for visiting.

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  16. wonderful :-) "aggiungi un posto a tavola che c'è un'amico in più..."
    Ciao
    Stefano

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    1. Will add an extra chair for you :D

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  17. That looks fantastic! Thanks for the lemon dressing recipe-- I'd like to try it.

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    1. I hope you do. Tell me if you liked it. It's good over fish too.

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