It's that time again to start planning your Thanksgiving menu. We all have family favorite recipes and tried and true ways to wow our guests, but this may be the year you want to do things with a twist! If so, try Miraval's Sonoran inspired menu. You and your guests will enjoy the spice and flare that the Southwest brings to thanksgiving with these wonderful recipes.
NOVEMBER RECIPE OF THE MONTH
These homey cookies are so perfect for fall and winter - the combination of pumpkin and spices says "holiday" and because the recipe makes a lot of cookies, it's a good one for those office parties and school functions taht inevitably fill out end-of-year calendars.
'I like to use a mix of all-purpose and whole wheat flour for more nutrition and a nice nuttness."
OCTOBER RECIPE OF THE MONTH
These roll-ups are essentially small burritos, filled with hearty ingredients and topped with a zingy salsa that serves as a contrast to the earthiness of the lentils and portobello mushrooms.
The transition from summer to fall can inspire amazing recipes. Sweet corn is usually considered a summer treat, but you can usually still find it at your local grocery stores at this time and it helps create amazing fall foods, like soups and chowders. This recipe comes from Executive Chef Justin Macy and is featured in Miraval's Sweet & Savory Cookbook.
"Roasting the corn over a gas flame or grill gives it a toasty flavor that, when paired with the chilies, gices this soup a nice Southwestern flavor. Even with the kernels removed, corncobs are loaded with sweet corn flavor, so I simmer one of them with the broth for a richer result."
SEPTEMBER RECIPE OF THE MONTH
This month's recipe Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Scones is featured in Miraval's Sweet & Savory Cookbook
Quick note from Chef Kim Macy
The key to tender scones is being gentle with the dough, which is why I suggest mixing the ingredients with your hands. Work the dough just until it holds together; more vigorous kneading will develop too much gluten in the four, which would make the texture heavy and tough.