Showing posts from November, 2010

My Best & Favorite One-Pot Supper Recipes

One-Pot Meals. One-Pot Dinners. One-Pot Suppers. Whatever you call the recipes that move from stove to table or stove to oven to table, combining protein and vegetables and/or a starch in a single pot, they are a busy cook's best friends! I've collected one-pot recipes for years, without really thinking actually, they're just my style of cooking. But now I've collected my "best and favorite" one-pot suppers recipes all in one place. ABOUT THE RED POT For 15 years, 90 percent of my supper cooking has been done in one of two Dutch ovens, one inherited from my mother and a non-stick Dutch oven from Berndes . But this year, for one-pot meals, my loyalty is switching from a Dutch oven to a flame-red LeCreuset braising pan . The broad heavy-gauge bottom sears meat and roasts vegetables so perfectly. It keeps food hot and looks pretty on the stove and on the table. The one I cook from the most is big enough for a family but also works when cooking for two plu

Thanksgiving Dinner on a Salad Plate:
Turkey Salad Supper with Green Beans & Dried Cranberries

Save this recipe for after Thanksgiving, when leftover turkey is on hand. It's a perfect post-holiday turkey salad supper, harkening back to the big feast but light and healthy, a welcome respite after the holiday's abundance. Happy Thanksgiving, All! May we all enjoy it in real life, not online! A THANKSGIVING PRAYER "Let Us Give Thanks" by Max Coots Let us give thanks for a bounty of people: For children who are our second planting, and though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they forgive us our cultivation and fondly remember where their roots are. Let us give thanks: For generous friends with hearts as big as hubbards and smiles as bright as their blossoms; For feisty friends as tart as apples; For continuous friends, who, like scallions and cucumbers, keep reminding us that we've had them; For crotchety friends, as sour as rhubarb and as indestructible; For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants