The best thing about holiday meals is leftovers. The worst thing about holiday meals is figuring out what to do with them. Here’s a delicious solution! And it is easier than it looks. You know I love easy-peasy, so I use frozen veggies to save time. I also start early - let the spinach drain while I do other things. I grate the gruyere in a food processor.
What's Thanksgiving dinner without sweet potatoes??? Here's an easy-peasy (and delicious!) change from those casseroles. Smoked paprika is a Spanish cousin to the more widely used sweet Hungarian paprika. It's made from pimiento peppers that have been dried and smoked over an oak fire, then ground into a fine powder.
You'll sometimes see it called pimenton, smoked pimenton, Spanish paprika, or any variation of those names. You can always recognize this spice by its deep red color and powerful smoky aroma.
Most sweet potatoes are huge, so figure 1/2 potato (or even 1/4) per person. I prefer the way the wedges look, so I cut them in quarters. This recipe is for 8 or 16, depending on what else you plan to serve.
There is nothing quite like a good fruit pie. I like using seasonal fruit… and plums have a long season… from May 'till October. This pie could be made with other fruit, like peaches… however, plums are my favorite! You can make this with a pre-made crust if you like. I prefer to make my own. It’s so quick with a food processor it’s crazy! There is something satisfying about rolling out a crust…especially on my trusty Tupperware mat.
Red cabbage adds color and lots of great nutrients to any meal. Many recipes call for sugar and vinegar for this dish. I find that the apple makes it sweet enough. Vinegar upsets my stomach, so I use lemon juice for this recipe as well as for salad dressings. I omit the pepper as well.