LYL: November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all had wonderful family filled holidays!

xo- Laurie

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82 Responses to “LYL: November 26, 2010”

  1. Cher November 25, 2010 at 8:38 PM #

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Roast Chicken in honor of the Poultry Holiday… Really good.

  2. Elaine Corwin November 25, 2010 at 9:40 PM #

    Now with “Comments” section!

    We loved this!

  3. ComeUndone November 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM #

    I attempted to present the Caramel-Topped Semolina Cake as an elegant dessert fit for dinner parties.

    Link will be active after midnight eastern time.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. claudine November 25, 2010 at 10:21 PM #

    The Caramel Topped Semolina cake was fantastic!

  5. Karla November 25, 2010 at 10:48 PM #

    Hello! New comer to French Fridays!

    I made the Potato Gratin tonight for dinner – just plain ol’, plain ol’. So good!


    • flourchild November 26, 2010 at 9:46 AM #

      Hello Karla and welcome! Im trying to leave you a comment but it says this blog is protected and won’t let me..sorry.

  6. gaaarp November 25, 2010 at 11:01 PM #

    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!

  7. Miss Kris Kitchen November 25, 2010 at 11:24 PM #

    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!

  8. yummychunklet November 26, 2010 at 1:08 AM #

    Last November recipe, caramel-topped semolina cake!

  9. Serene November 26, 2010 at 1:25 AM #

    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). (in a few minutes, anyway).

  10. Allison November 26, 2010 at 2:43 AM #

    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!

  11. Elaine November 26, 2010 at 3:41 AM #

    Thank you, Laurie! I hope you and everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. My post this week is Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans.

  12. RedsKitchenDiaries November 26, 2010 at 5:34 AM #

    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.

    Totally disappointing.

  13. RedsKitchenDiaries November 26, 2010 at 5:39 AM #

    whoops – let’s try that again … this time OUT of preview mode. …

  14. mardi@eatlivetravelwrite November 26, 2010 at 5:44 AM #

    Caramel topped semolina cake, despite a few mishaps…

    • Elaine Corwin November 28, 2010 at 5:32 PM #

      Hi Michelle, I tried to comment on your blog, but I don’t have any of those ID options available to me. I’ve sent a Facebook request. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  15. betsyp November 26, 2010 at 9:25 AM #

    This week I made the Caramel-Topped Semolina Cake, the recipe that scared me the most. It was a success.

  16. sarisignorelli November 26, 2010 at 10:05 AM #

    I chose the potato gratin with a few additions to make into a main course–loved it!

  17. Waverly @ November 26, 2010 at 10:05 AM #

    chicken: ****
    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,

  18. sarisignorelli November 26, 2010 at 10:33 AM #

    I missed all of the November FFwD, so I splurged and did two this week. Semolina Cake was my second.

  19. StephIrey November 26, 2010 at 10:41 AM #

    I made the pommes dauphinois and was in total heaven!!! Except for the blood part! (Nothing to do with a chicken!!)

  20. gingerbreadbagels November 26, 2010 at 10:52 AM #

    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.

  21. wanderlustforfood November 26, 2010 at 11:30 AM #

    Pommes Dauphinois for Friendsgiving! This was a big hit with the gluten-free guests.

  22. cdyost November 26, 2010 at 11:52 AM #

    The pumpkin flan did not go over as well as I thought it would….but my 1 1/2 year old liked it! Weird.

  23. Jessica of My Baking Heart November 26, 2010 at 12:33 PM #

    My absolute favorite so far – LOVED the potato gratin! :)

  24. Candy November 26, 2010 at 12:42 PM #

    potato gratin… yum

    and a couple of other “Dorie” notes

    • LaJuana November 26, 2010 at 8:46 PM #

      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!

  25. SisBoom November 26, 2010 at 2:02 PM #

    I still can’t believe these beautiful potatoes were turned away from our Thanksgiving table. Thankfully, they could make other plans:

    Trevor Sis. Boom.

  26. luciacara November 26, 2010 at 3:33 PM #

    I was a week behind so made the flans & semolina cake – both easy & good!:

  27. Marie November 26, 2010 at 4:33 PM #

    The pumpkin gorgonzola flans were a side dish on a crowded Thanksgiving table.

  28. Judy22 November 26, 2010 at 4:40 PM #

    Pumpkin flans appeared as a side dish yesterday. We enjoyed them, but I will twice as much gorgonzola the next time.

  29. Seattlepastrygirl November 26, 2010 at 5:57 PM #

    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.

  30. franklyentertaining November 26, 2010 at 7:46 PM #

    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.

  31. LaJuana November 26, 2010 at 8:34 PM #

    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!

  32. marocmama November 26, 2010 at 11:10 PM #

    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!!

  33. Lana November 26, 2010 at 11:56 PM #

    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.

  34. cheesypennies November 27, 2010 at 2:50 AM #

    Potato Gratin: The saving grace of a very bad day.

  35. onewetfoot November 27, 2010 at 3:24 AM #

    Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans to finish the month.

    Here’s the link:

  36. candygirl November 27, 2010 at 6:36 AM #

    I’m running a little late this week. The divine potato gratin was on our menu this week!

  37. kudoskitchen November 27, 2010 at 8:17 AM #

    Better late than never :) We enjoyed this very much!

  38. Lindsey November 27, 2010 at 11:20 AM #

    Semolina Cake, well sort of…

  39. Dorie November 27, 2010 at 1:08 PM #

    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.


    • Miss Kris Kitchen November 28, 2010 at 4:52 PM #

      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.

  40. Lexi November 27, 2010 at 6:08 PM #

    Not your grandmother’s flan:

  41. josefa November 27, 2010 at 9:51 PM #

    my potato gratin almost took center stage away from the turkey. they were that good!

  42. napangel November 27, 2010 at 10:35 PM #

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

    Potato Gratin, just a little late:

  43. autumnwater November 28, 2010 at 12:50 AM #

    A bit late…oops! Too much feasting left little time for blogging!
    Hope everyone had a memorable Thanksgiving!

  44. stephsbitebybite November 28, 2010 at 12:01 PM #

    My caramel-topped semolina cake may be ugly, but it sure was good!

  45. Tabitha November 28, 2010 at 1:47 PM #

    I made the chicken and potato gratin in lieu of Thanksgiving dinner for two. It worked out perfectly…

  46. evilcakelady November 28, 2010 at 4:46 PM #

    I know I’m a couple of days late, but here’s my caramel-topped semolina cake with dried sour cherries:

  47. Kayte November 28, 2010 at 7:06 PM #

    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

  48. texas foodie November 28, 2010 at 7:47 PM #

    I shouldn’t have been surprised at how delicious the pumpkin-gorgonzola flans were.

  49. koismith November 29, 2010 at 2:02 AM #

    I’m a little late to the par-tay, but posted a November Round Up of the recipes I made for this month.

  50. lindseymilam November 29, 2010 at 9:49 AM #

    I was too busy shopping on Friday to LYL! Here it is!

  51. maryeats November 29, 2010 at 2:02 PM #

    Late to post, but here’s what I tackled this month- minus a photo of the pumpkin flan. 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. 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 Come visit!

  52. popsiclesandsandyfeet November 29, 2010 at 9:23 PM #

    Better late than never. Caramel semolina cake..

  53. rainydaykitchen November 29, 2010 at 10:40 PM #

    pumpkin-gorgonzola flans…not my thing.

  54. frolickingnightowl November 30, 2010 at 1:59 PM #

    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!

  55. Kepa November 30, 2010 at 3:14 PM #

    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).

  56. Becky O. November 30, 2010 at 10:53 PM #

    I’m late to the party. But man oh man….loved the potato gratin!

  57. Jacque November 30, 2010 at 11:45 PM #

    A day late and a dollar short here… with the Caramel Topped Semolina Cake

  58. KateFlourish December 2, 2010 at 4:19 PM #

    Playing catch-up – here’s my semolina cake w/ apples!

  59. Create Amazing Meals December 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM #

    Sorry I’m so late with this post – we’ve been moving!

    But I have to say this cake is lovely & comforting

  60. Teresa December 5, 2010 at 5:24 PM #

    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.

  61. Good Bite In December 12, 2010 at 10:26 PM #

    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!



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