a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time
So, is the term “new tradition” an oxymoron? (Dn. “oxymoron” is: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words such as cruel kindness…my own suggestions are honest lawyer--I can self-deprecate-- or internal revenue service….but I digress.
We just had our first Thanksgiving Dinner of the season. Today, Thanksgiving proper, it was Son, MIL and me. The three of us had our own not-so-little feast so that we would have all those luscious leftovers. And I think I may have started a “new tradition.”
Fine Cooking had this recipe for mashed carrots. Being a carrot-lover, I tried, it and we all loved it. I am taking it tomorrow to Sister’s house for all my family to enjoy. I thought some of you might enjoy it, too:
Carrot Mash with
Orange and Mint
Serves 4-6 (generous)
2 lbs carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces.
1 oz (2 Tbs) butter
2 Tbs. heavy cream (mmmmm)
2 Tbs olive oil
1 1/2 Tbs. finely-chopped fresh mint
1/2 tsp. finely grated orange zest or more to taste.
Splash of Tabasco
Boil the carrots until tender, with salt. When easily-pierced with fork, drain into colander and let the steam rise for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, heat butter, cream, oil, mint, zest, 1/2 tsp salt and a dash of Tabasco in sauce pan over low heat until the butter is melted. Dump in the carrots.
For rustic texture (which is what I did), use potato masher until you get the consistency you like (I ended up added a tad more cream).
You can also put carrots through food processor before adding to the other ingredients to get the smoothest texture, as shown in the picture.
I’m tellin’ ya, this is scrumptious, and mine had a much richer orange color than this picture depicts.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and counted all your blessings.
PS. You should go to the Fine Cooking link above and create an account. I’m loving their recipes and the “recipe box” feature.