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Tag: glorious one-pot meal recipe

Pandemic Thanksgiving Dinner Solution

Here we are, in a time unlike any other, facing a vastly different Thanksgiving celebration than usual.

My own family’s traditional turkey-day feast typically ranges between 16 and 48 guests. My mother always used to host, but I’ve taken over the duty in the last few years. It’s always a tremendous potluck gathering of my multi-faceted family, full of steps- and halfs-, ex’s and friends and significant others, aunts, uncles and cousins. Not to forget the grandparents and grandchildren. And even, for a few years in the 90s, a cousin-in-law’s parents and his siblings and their families.

In my family, this is the holiday everyone flies in for.

But not this year.

This year we are doing our part to curb the pandemic by staying home and not mingling with other family pods.

And, quite honestly, I can’t see myself cooking up a whole traditional Thanksgiving spread for just the four of us.

Luckily, I designed the “Holiday in One Pot” Glorious One-Pot Meal recipe just for times like these! This is the solution for when you’re not hosting a multitude for Thanksgiving but still want to enjoy the traditional meal.

As with every Glorious One-Pot Meal recipe, this one is designed to feed two people, so simply double or triple the ingredients to feed a larger group.

If you can’t find turkey tenderloins, turkey burgers can be an easy swap without compromising the flavor profile of the meal.

Let me know in the comments if Holiday in One Pot saves your Thanksgiving table this year!

P.S. Don’t miss these other yummy fall recipes for Thanksgiving or any day!

Red Chile Salmon Recipe

Green Chile Frittata Glorious One-Pot Meals

Being stuck at home during this quarantine has given me new gratitude for our milk delivery service. Longmont Dairy is local to us, keeps a clean herd without hormones or other drugs, and does a contact-less delivery in the wee hours of glass-bottled milk and sundries  to a cooler on our front porch.

Not only can we request milk and dairy products such as yogurt and cheese, but they can also bring locally-made breads, coffee beans, cookie dough, juices, and eggs. Which has made it easy to keep fresh eggs in the house even when we haven’t been to a grocery store in three weeks.

Hence the inspiration for this yummy Glorious One-Pot Meal: Green Chile Frittata.

What’s a frittata? It’s like a quiche, only without the pie crust. If you like quiche, you’ll love this! Feel free to add more cheese throughout for a creamier texture.

Happy cooking!

More Vegetables in Glorious One-Pot Meals

Just bought your book (Version 1. Didn’t realize there was a revised edition).     Anyway, this seems like a dumb question but the book doesn’t make it clear to me if I always top up recipes with vegetables to fill the dutch oven.     For instance, in the “Glorious Macaroni Cheese”, there are veges already layered in the pot. Do I still fill it to the top with other veges?     Are all recipes topped off to fill the dutch oven with veges in this way? Like, for instance,  ‘Fish Chowder’ or ‘Fish Florentine’.    Thanks for your time.  ~Peter K., Australia

Hi Peter. Thanks for writing! I’m tickled to hear that you recently purchased the 2005 edition of Glorious One-Pot Meals – that went out of print in 2008; now it is definitely a collector’s item.

Your question might be cleared up in the 2009 edition of the cookbook as every recipe in that book benefited from an excellent professional editor courtesy of Random House, but let me see if I can help you out.

Glorious One-Pot Meals seem cook better if the cast iron Dutch oven is filled to the brim. Most of the recipes begin with a layer of grains, then call for protein, and then finish with vegetables. The Glorious Macaroni and Cheese recipe does the same thing, beginning with pasta, only for this one the cheese is interspersed with the veggies, because, after all, it’s cheese.

If you have extra room in your pot, I always recommend filling it with more vegetables than may be called for in the original recipe. Why? Because… why not? Some recipes only call for, say, half of a bell pepper; might as well use it up if you have the space in the pot. Besides, it’s usually a good thing to have more vegetables in one’s life.

Must you always top off your Glorious One-Pot Meal recipes with additional veggies? No, of course not. The Dutch oven doesn’t have to be filled to the brim for the infusion cooking method to work. As long as you follow your nose as to when your meal is ready, you’ll never go wrong.

Be sure to check out the Glorious One-Pot Meals category on this blog for more tips and info on GOPMs, and here’s a video demonstration of one of my favorite recipes, Cajun Fish, to give you a clearer picture of how it all works. Happy cooking!

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to do a little re-cap of some of the delicious recipes I’ve made and you can find on this blog to grace your holiday table.

one pot meal recipe of thankgiving or holiday turkey and cranberry dinner
Thanksgiving In One Pot - Glorious One-Pot Meal

Thanksgiving-in-One-Pot A classic Glorious One-Pot Meal recipe for when you’re not feeding an army — and can’t face days in the kitchen or a week of leftovers — but still want that traditional holiday meal of turkey, cranberries, stuffing, potatoes, and green beans. This is Thanksgiving made easy, and there’s even a video demonstration to show you how to do it!

recipe for creamy sweet potatoes with a chipotle kick
Mashed Chipolte Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes These are not your grandmother’s sticky-sweet sweet potatoes coated in marshmallows and brown sugar. For a change this year, try these out-of-the-ordinary sweet potatoes full of creamy goodness with a touch of fire underneath to keep things interesting. The recipe calls for butter, but you could easily use a bit of coconut oil or olive oil instead if you wanted them to be dairy-free.

Pumpkin mini-muffins topped with organic frosting.Pumpkin muffins Just the right touch of sweetness and a burst of nutritional goodness to lend an air of festivity to any day. In both regular and wheat-free versions, this savory recipe calls for pureed pumpkin or squash and applesauce to give you a guilt-free muffin indulgence that kids love, too.

turkey carcass for turkey soup recipe
Give that turkey carcass another round in homemade soup stock!

Friday Turkey Soup What do you do with the turkey carcass after the big day? Make a huge vat of Friday Turkey Soup to divvy up into freezer-safe containers for easy family meals you can defrost during the rest of the winter ahead. This recipe will create a savory turkey stock that you can freeze and use as a soup base to give depth and richness to future soups of all varieties.