I can't believe it's Thanksgiving next week! Whaaattt?
I know I'm not alone feeling like this because so many of us have talked about how it really does feel like the end of the year crept up on us so suddenly. I confess haven't even begun making my grocery list yet but I will as soon as I get this post done. I promise!
However, there's one dish that's absolutely making an appearance on the table this year and it's these wonderful roasted vegetables. First off, just look at the colors! Isn't it absolutely festive and shouts, holidays?
But then lets get to the heart of the matter, it's full of the good stuff - like flavonoid antioxidants when you use purple potatoes. Now I know many times we just walk past these violet colored lovelies in the root veggie aisle. But it's time to stop and pick up a bag. First off, they taste just like regular potatoes except that they're purple. But it's because they're purple that we should be eating more of these.
Our grannies knew what's what when they'd encourage us to eat a plate full of colored veggies because we're hitting all those vitamins and minerals that are good for us. These purple potatoes have the same stuff that's in blueberries - full of antioxidants.
Little disease fitting ninjas if you will!
All all the other veggies just add to what's already a great start - full of nutrition, sweet potatoes, yellow and green squash and onions.
I confess the onions are all about taste, browned to golden sweetness is where the dish gets most of it's incredible flavor.
You really want to arrange your veggies aesthetically in the dish and not dump one color all in one corner...spread it out peeps!
And again don't skimp on the good stuff - olive oil and shredded aged Parmigiano Reggiano or Grano Padano cheese.
How can food made with such good ingredients, be anything but! So while everything else on our Thanksgiving table may induce us into guilt induced spasms, here's one thing we can all feel really good about.
At least that's what I'm going to be telling myself as I shovel the rest of the 20 sin-laden butter crusted dishes on my plate!