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Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all had wonderful family filled holidays!
This post was written by LW who has written 167 posts on French Fridays with Dorie.
Roast Chicken in honor of the Poultry Holiday… Really good.
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We loved this!
I attempted to present the Caramel-Topped Semolina Cake as an elegant dessert fit for dinner parties.
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I made the pumpkin gorgonzola flans – loved these:
The Caramel Topped Semolina cake was fantastic!
Hello! New comer to French Fridays!
I made the Potato Gratin tonight for dinner – just plain ol’, plain ol’. So good!
Hello Karla and welcome! Im trying to leave you a comment but it says this blog is protected and won’t let me..sorry.
Roast chicken in anticipation of Thanksgiving! So good, and it inspired me to roast the turkey liver inside the cavity and eat it before dinner!
A Very Happy Thanksgiving to all my cyber friends. I have eaten so much I can hardly move. My kids are out shopping with the nighttime Black Friday sales. I’m ready to fall asleep even though it is way too early, but we all over did at my house…eating, cooking, eating, and washing all those mountains of dishes and did I mention eating… but we did it…we made today a wonderful and traditional Thanksgiving day for our family and friends. It was nice to relax earlier this week with the caramel-topped semolina cake…it was simple delicious!
Last November recipe, caramel-topped semolina cake!
Finally did the semolina cake tonight. I like it a lot. The kid likes it enough, but wants to see how it is when it’s fully cooled. James is afraid to try it (he doesn’t like hot cereals at all, and I think he wouldn’t like this, either, so I’m not pushing it).
http://www.momfoodproject.com/?p=3115 (in a few minutes, anyway).
Happy American Thanksgiving! Just came home from the most lovley American Thanksgiving dinner with just enough time for a nap before heading south for a little Black Friday Shopping! Seriously American Thanksgiving is starting to become my favorite holiday!
This week I made Pumpkin Gorgonzola Flans. Enjoy!
Thank you, Laurie! I hope you and everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. My post this week is Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans.
glad I wasn’t the only one underwhelmed by this recipe
if the phrase synergy refers to things which are greater than the sum of their parts … what is the word for things that are less??
I made the pumpkin and gorgonzola flan – 2 ingredients that I absolutely love – yet, I thought the final product was bland and uninspiring. It wasn’t savory. It wasn’t sweet and savory. it wasn’t much of anything at all.
whoops – let’s try that again … this time OUT of preview mode. …
totally agree. blah.
Caramel topped semolina cake, despite a few mishaps…
I made the CTSC.
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This week I made the Caramel-Topped Semolina Cake, the recipe that scared me the most. It was a success.
I chose the potato gratin with a few additions to make into a main course–loved it! http://brandnewcrayons.com/2010/11/26/pommes-dauphinois-becomes-lunch-with-bonne-idees-french-fridays-with-dorie/
ALL FOUR RECIPES AT ONCE: OUT OF 4 STARS, THE VOTES ARE IN
potato gratin: ****
pumpkin gorganzola flan:
semolina cake: ***
The incredible flavors going on with the chicken belie its’ simple preparation. I loved that and will make it again and again. I made the potato gratin using half Idaho and half sweet potato with some parmesan cheese mixed in with the Gruyere. Loved it. The pumpkin flan was a FLOP. The Semolina cake was lovely….I knew not to expect a regular desert in this case. It was different, but delicious and added more than a sweet ending to the meal. It sparked a great discussion.
Here are the photos which are on my blog, http://www.peaceandloveinthekitchen.com:
I missed all of the November FFwD, so I splurged and did two this week. Semolina Cake was my second. http://brandnewcrayons.com/2010/11/26/caramel-topped-semolina-cake-french-fridays-with-dorie/
I made the pommes dauphinois and was in total heaven!!! Except for the blood part! (Nothing to do with a chicken!!)
I made the insanely delicious Potato Gratin! Words can’t even describe how good this is, you must make it! Thank you so much Dorie, I’m now in love with your Potato Gratin.
I agree…this dish is just too good for words.
I did two for this week!
And Potatoes- http://everypotandpan.blogspot.com/2010/11/ffwd-potato-gratin.html
Pommes Dauphinois for Friendsgiving! This was a big hit with the gluten-free guests.
The pumpkin flan did not go over as well as I thought it would….but my 1 1/2 year old liked it! Weird.
My absolute favorite so far – LOVED the potato gratin! :)
potato gratin… yum
and a couple of other “Dorie” notes
Thanks for mentioning Dorie’s Spiced Cranberry Bundt Cake. I made her All-In-One Holiday cake this week and it was a hit…I bet this one would be too! And I do have extra cranberries!
I still can’t believe these beautiful potatoes were turned away from our Thanksgiving table. Thankfully, they could make other plans:
Trevor Sis. Boom.
Loved the tale! : )
I was a week behind so made the flans & semolina cake – both easy & good!:
The pumpkin gorgonzola flans were a side dish on a crowded Thanksgiving table.
Pumpkin flans appeared as a side dish yesterday. We enjoyed them, but I will twice as much gorgonzola the next time.
I made the chicken and fell in love with this recipe. I can’t say enough about how delicious and moist it was. Looking forward to the left overs tonight.
Pumpkin Gorgonzola Flans this week at Frankly Entertaining. I really enjoyed the flavor combination, but I’m still undecided as to whether I’ll make them again.
Potatoes Gratin … I’m going to have to do two things, buy a smaller baking dish….and make this again with a layer of spinach in the middle…maybe a layer of mushrooms too. This just begs to be played with!
Yes, your baked-longer version does look delish…good idea to give this dish more oven time.
mmmm…..cream of wheat cake!
So many technical difficulties getting this up today! I made the Caramel semolina cake for Thanksgiving dessert. I loved it and had a piece for breakfast this morning!!
Oh, how much we enjoyed this chicken! I was wise and cut up several pieces of baguette, knowing that the bread is most delicious:) But, my chicken is invisible – too much wine, too much fun, too much euphoria = no photo of the beautiful bird.
Potato Gratin: The saving grace of a very bad day.
Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans to finish the month.
Here’s the link: http://onewetfoot.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/ffwd-pumpkin-gorgonzola-flans/
I’m running a little late this week. The divine potato gratin was on our menu this week!
Better late than never :) We enjoyed this very much!
Semolina Cake, well sort of…
Hello all and a very, very Happy (if slightly belated) Thanksgiving to you and the people you love sharing your food with,
I’m sorry that you haven’t heard from me for a while — I’ve been on the go and just a little swamped when I’m home — but I’ve skipped around and seen what many of you have been cooking and, as a result, my husband wants to know why we can’t have Hachis Parmentier and Potato Gratin every night. No, he doesn’t care about balance or variety, but he does know what he likes. : – )
Traveling around the country for Around My French Table, I got to meet many of you and I *loved, loved, loved* seeing you. I hope that in the coming year, I’ll get to meet more of you.
I also hope that in the coming days I’ll have more time to visit your blogs and reply to Ps&Qs.
As I have been from the start, I’m so incredibly touched by your enthusiasm and generosity and talent and imagination. Merci — lots.
How about skipping out west to Gilbert, AZ…we could keep you busy signing books here too! And, this is the time of year that most people just love being here.
Not your grandmother’s flan:
my potato gratin almost took center stage away from the turkey. they were that good!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Potato Gratin, just a little late:
A bit late…oops! Too much feasting left little time for blogging!
Hope everyone had a memorable Thanksgiving!
My caramel-topped semolina cake may be ugly, but it sure was good! http://www.stephsbitebybite.com/?p=459
I made the chicken and potato gratin in lieu of Thanksgiving dinner for two. It worked out perfectly…
I know I’m a couple of days late, but here’s my caramel-topped semolina cake with dried sour cherries:
Okay, I said I wasn’t going to make it because I didn’t think the flavors went together, but I was wrong, so you can all say, “I told you so!” You were right. Here it is, the Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flan http://grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com/grandmas_kitchen_table/2010/11/french-fridays-with-dorie-pumpkin-gorgonzola-flan.html
I shouldn’t have been surprised at how delicious the pumpkin-gorgonzola flans were. http://winczewski.blogspot.com/2010/11/french-fridays-with-dorie-pumpkin.html
I’m a little late to the par-tay, but posted a November Round Up of the recipes I made for this month.
I was too busy shopping on Friday to LYL! Here it is!
Late to post, but here’s what I tackled this month- minus a photo of the pumpkin flan.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryeats/5218730810/ I loved this chicken recipe, though the bread at the bottom of my pan was too oily for me. When dinner generally takes me an hour to prep and I use up near all the mixing bowls, the man appreciated only having to wash one pot, for the lazy or the crafty? I prefer the latter.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryeats/5218731316/ We added blanched spinach and proscuitto to the gratin as per Dories’ Bonne Idea. DELICIOUS. Just another reason I love this book. Dorie gives us a blue print for dinner but allows to decorate to our personal taste and really make the dish ours. Dishes that we’d share with family and friends and ultimately become around our family table.
As for the flan, eh. I was really excited to try this recipe, but in the end I wish I had been eating a gorgonzola flan dotted with pumpkin. After reading other FFWD posts I’d like to go back and try it with cheese and nuts at the bottom and replace the pumpkin with sweet potatoes. I’ve used canned pumpkin a few times this season and I find it really light and watery.
And after all that, I’ve got my blog up an running. I’m still maryeats, but I’m blogging at Peaseporridgepdx.wordpress.com Come visit!
Better late than never. Caramel semolina cake..
pumpkin-gorgonzola flans…not my thing.
Very slow in posting … trying to recover from a 4-day weekend! I baked the Cream of Wheat cake this week … very fun to try!
Almost too late. The chicken and potatoes are keepers. I had to skip the pumkin flan and the semolina cake unfortunately (we are picky eaters, I know).
I’m late to the party. But man oh man….loved the potato gratin! http://projectdomestication.blogspot.com/2010/11/french-fridays-with-dorie-potato-gratin.html
A day late and a dollar short here… with the Caramel Topped Semolina Cake
Playing catch-up – here’s my semolina cake w/ apples!
Sorry I’m so late with this post – we’ve been moving!
But I have to say this cake is lovely & comforting
Sorry this is late! Things have been a bit hectic around here lately. These potatoes are one of our new family favorites and my two picky girls keep requesting them.
Very late on this French Fridays recipe … it was M’s first entry on Good Bite In …
We’ve been on holiday but are now back and looking forward to more French Fridays!
a bit late, but super delicious!
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