Four hundred years after that first harvest in 1621, we're wrapping up a year that has felt like 400 years! It makes me want to reach out to everyone that might be feeling a little like I am. Grateful that we’ve finally made it to the end of 2021 and at the same time, hopeful that you are celebrating with “live” gatherings full of family, close friends and wonderful food. My gratitude comes from all the wonderful folks that come back for morsels every day, week, and month and make my heart full.
Everyone has been reaching out to me with recipes and ideas for their own gatherings and it seems like a good time to share a few with you. If you looking for some last minute recipes, I have so many on the website and thought I would highlight some that I have tried and loved and one or two that I haven’t tried yet but may help you, if you are a last-minute planner.
Here are a few that I’m working into my menu: My dad sent me this one by Melissa Clark as it appeared in the New York Times. I’m going to have to try it when I have a bigger crowd since it serves 12—14…not this year, but maybe next. Can’t you just envision this topped with Crazy Crumbs in Garlic or, even make your own crumbs using Margot’s Morsels Rockin’ Rosemary to top this crowd-pleaser?
I don’t know if you saw my recent recipe post, but it turned out so yummy, I had to include it, here. Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Morsel Pudding, a great substitute for Thanksgiving stuffing, using my newest addition to the morsel family: The ultimate stuffing mix, Scarborough Herb Stuffing! And, yes…it does have parsley, sage rosemary and thyme; in addition to my devilishly delicious San Francisco sourdough morsels. If you’ve been following me long enough, you might recall I had a customer bring me a recipe last year for her Savory Bread Pudding. It was so good, I gave it to everyone I met and it got rave reviews. But, try any one of these morsel enhanced recipes on your table this holiday season, if you haven't decided on your sides yet, try one of these: Margot’s Thanksgiving Morsel Dressing, Parmesan Roasted Carrots, Creamy Cauliflower Casserole.
And, I don't know about you but I can't leave my sweet tooth out of my menu planning. My limited edition flavor or, not-so-limited, Sassy Cin’Mon Sugar keep getting ordered so have become part of my regular flavors. And, look at the recipe section for lots of options. Try the Sweet Morsel Nut Pie Crust for your holiday cream pies, Simple Bread Pudding or, Warm Baked Apples with a filling of walnuts, raisins and sweet morsels, topped with scoop of vanilla ice cream. The possibilities are endless!
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Choose your favorite combination – The Fab Four: Primo Parmesan, Rockin’ Rosemary, Killer Garlic, and Simply Sea Salt. Or, Sweet and Savory: Primo Parmesan, Killer Garlic, Simply Sea Salt and Sassy Cin’Mon Sugar. Whichever you choose, your recipients will relish the flavorful crunch of these sourdough snacks. Move over Harry and David...there's a new box in town.
Most of all, have the happiest of holidays and enjoy all that the bounties they may bring!
I’ll continue to post recipes for my own family but, as always, if you’d like me to cover something else, or just give want to give me feedback, please do it at email@example.com. I’ll continue to tell you what’s happening in my kitchen and coax my husband, Milt, to guest blog on his baking adventures.
If you are in the San Francisco bay area, come to the farmer’s markets in the North Bay Area and look for us. Right now we’re at Marin Country Mart in Larkspur on most Saturdays. I would love to meet you and find out how you use morsels. Don’t forget to Get Your Crunch On!