Where I live in Texas, Tamales are a Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday staple. These make a great contribution to a friendsgiving feast! Not only are they clearly a holiday dish, but they’re also stealthily gluten-free, making them a welcome addition alongside the pies and cakes that celiacs can’t eat. If you’ve never tried dessert tamales before you’re in for a treat! The final texture is a lot like a gluten-free brownie stuffed with delicious cherries.
The leftovers from Thomas Jefferson’s Chicken Fricassee are even better when transformed into a home made chicken pot pie. If you don’t happen to have leftovers in the fridge, scroll down for instructions on how to make a cozy Jefferson inspired pot pie from scratch.
In addition to the sauteed fiddlehead ferns and the fiddlehead fern omelet, I raided my hosts pantry to complete our vegetarian brunch with roasted red carrots, a preserved lemon and maple syrup salad dressing, and basil lemonade made from the herbs in my host’s window. Try these maple syrup sweetened carrots with preserved lemon, preserved lemon salad dressing, and maple-basil lemonade.
Chili doesn’t have to take forever! Make yourself a surprisingly warm and comforting pot in under an hour using leftover rotisserie chicken, frozen peppers, and canned goods.
I tried llama chops so you don’t have to! On the plus side, the Salt Lake City farmer’s market may be the best in the country. On the minus side, sometimes exotic meats don’t go mainstream because they don’t deserve to.
Low and slow smoking is a beautiful way to prepare a large cut of game meat! You can use this technique with moose, antelope, elk, venison, or even a grocery store roast!