Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope the preparations are all on in full swing. On my end, the menu has been finalized and that is all the preparation I have done so far. I hope to finish the grocery shopping today and waiting for my CSA box from FullCircle to show up sometime tonight, so I can at least prep a little and not keep everything for tomorrow. The menu that has been decided is : Tandoori Roasted Chicken (remember? no turkey lovers around), Pumpkin Sage Pasta, Delicata Squash with Chestnut Stuffing, Sauteed Carrots, Green Peas with Orange and Mint, Chunky Red Mashed Potatoes – Tex Mex Style, a Green Bean Casserole that a friend is bringing along and Pumpkin Pecan Pie and maybe a Pumpkin Spice Ice cream, if I have the time for it Hopefully I get enough time and end up making all this and not cut down on anything at the last minute.
Here is some roasted red potatoes and artichokes, if you want to add a quick side to your thanksgiving menu. It is super easy to make and is very tasty too, a good contrast especially with any sweeter pumpkin/squash dishes. I made this to go with the couscous risotto with butternut squash and we loved the combo! Hope you do too
Roasted Red Potatoes and Artichokes – The Recipe
- Red Potatoes – 2, scrubbed, washed and cubed
- Artichoke hearts – 1 can, rinsed and drained
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
- Smoked Red Parprika – 1 tsp
- Italian Seasoning – 1/2 tsp
- Chopped Fresh Parsley – 1 tbsp
- Kosher Salt – to taste
- Fresh ground black pepper – to taste
Preheat the oven to 400F. Toss all the ingredients, except the artichokes, in a sheet pan. Place in the middle rack of the oven to bake. It will probably take about 25 -30 mins for the potatoes to be tender. Halfway through, remove the pan from the oven, toss in the artichokes and mix well. Put it back in the oven. Bake till the potatoes are done.
Tip: If you are in a hurry and remembered to do this only at the last minute, then make sure you cut the potatoes into smaller pieces than usual and quickly boil the potatoes for 5 mins in the microwave. Drain the water and follow the method above. This will help cook the potatoes faster.