It’s that time of year when the weather cools down, the leaves change colors, and the conversations of who makes the best stuffing or where to celebrate begins. With everyone having busy schedules, Thanksgiving lunches and dinners with friends and family can sometimes happen as early as the first week of November and we want to make sure you don’t show up empty handed! Below are some of our favorite holiday recipes fit for any Thanksgiving gathering.
Roast Vegetable Goat Cheese Vine-Dried Grapes
Credit: Reluctant Entertainer
- 1 pound of beets washed and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 pound of carrots – (Les Petite Carrots from Trader Joes are recommended)
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 oz. goat cheese
- ¼ cup of toasted almonds
- 1/8 cup of Life’s Grape Vine Dried Grapes
- ½ a lime to juice
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- In a large bowl, toss beets and carrots in olive oil until evenly coated.
- Spread onto a large baking sheet, and salt and pepper. Mix with hands and place in center of oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring about halfway through to ensure even baking. I prefer a longer roast time so the veggies begin to caramelize, but the amount of time in the oven is a matter of personal taste!
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. When cooled, transfer to a platter, sprinkle with goat cheese crumbles, almonds, dried fruit, and a squirt of lime juice.
Sweet Potato Vine-Dried Grape Honey Side
Credit: Munaty Cooking
- 1 sweet potato peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- 3 tablespoon of butter
- ¼ cup Life’s Grape Classic Vine Dried Grapes
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 ½ tablespoon honey
- In a pan, add oil and butter, when the butter melts add the sweet potato.
- Cook on medium high heat until the sweet potatoes are fork tender.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover and let it sit for 4 minutes. Serve hot.
Can’t wait to hear if you enjoyed any of these recipes so please let us know if you try them by tagging us on social @lifes_grape. Also let us know if you want to see a specific theme in future recipe blog posts or what your favorite recipe is so we can see how we can incorporate our classic dried grapes!