Sunday, November 27, 2011

Had enough turkey?

Yes, our turkeys do roam freely around here.
Some of us hunt them and cook them.
I like mine ready to go from a supermarket, with its own gravy pouch stuck inside the cavity.
But, today, I want to talk about some other food. The after Thanksgiving diet promises that come to us in the middle of the night when our full stomachs rebel and send us to the medicine cabinet for Alka Seltzer!

On the menu: Hot salads!
Take a variety of vegetables, trim them and cut them into bite size pieces and toss them with olive oil and freshly minced herbs. Sprinkle some salt and pepper, and roast in a hot oven, 400F, for ten to twenty minutes, turning them a couple of times. I like delicata squash, zucchini, carrots, rutabaga, kohlrabi, fennel bulbs.
As the vegetables are roasting, prepare the dressing:

1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
1teaspon of dijon mustard
1t. honey
1/2 Cup of olive oil
1 T chopped red onions

Put everything in a screw top jar and shake. Pour on the hot vegetables and serve.
For protein, that sliced cold turkey or cold ham would go nicely here.

If there are any leftovers, they are great the next day cold, or reheated.


  1. Cheers to hot salads! I often roast vegetables as a side dish. This season my garden is overflowing with root vegetables-to get my family to eat them, I roast them. I never thought to dress the vegetables after roasting that's a great idea.


  2. I like the dressing recipe. It sounds good. I recently roasted some veggies and it was suggested to add a little vinegar to the oil prior to roasting. I liked the hint of vinegar, but was not really pleased with the overall taste in the end. The recipe also called for roasting apples with the veggies. The apples added a nice touch. I will try the recipe again, minus the vinegar and top it all after roasting with your recipe. Thanks.

  3. Oh, perfect, Rosaria! I'm going to try that tonight! A wonderful antidote to recent excesses.

  4. We had a small menu this Thanksgiving so the left overs were not as prolific. I like to make Turkey Crunch with leftovers. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  5. Those roasted veggies sound divine and that dressing is fab! Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. yum! i have a CSA kohlrabi I wasn't sure how to've inspired me:-)

  7. Your vegetables sound really wonderful and the dressings takes a salad to a whole nother level. This is my first visit to your blog so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that.I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary