This time of year is when the food gets more comforting as the evenings get cooler. Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year for family fun and food. Meals aren't too heavy with holiday comfort, yet they offer a sense of togetherness as no other meal does. At the Texas Hill Country Olive Co., we believe that good food starts with a drizzle of Texas olive oil.
Nothing Says Thank You Like Texas Olive Oil
This wholesome holiday is calm and comforting before the chill of winter sets in too deep. However, hearty Thanksgiving meals don't need to weigh you down. You can include many different dishes in your holiday spread with a few minor changes that still offer the same amount of cheer and comfort.
It doesn’t get much better than the gratitude that comes with spending your Thanksgiving with those you love around a table of good food with a side of laughter. Thanksgiving is all about reflecting on the year past and looking towards a better life in the year to come.
Texas Olive Oil + Harvest Classics
When creating your family feast day menu, consider the flavors you want to include in your meals. Thanksgiving spreads usually have a range of different fall flavors: the soft earthy comfort of sweet potatoes, the yeasty softness at the center of homemade crusty bread loaves, or the tart and sweet tang of cranberry sauce (with a dash of Cranberry Pear Balsamic).
Another thing to consider is the color of your spread; try to bring festive cheer into your meal by adding different colored vegetables from the season's harvests. No matter what recipe you have planned, choose the finest olive oils for your meals.
The Main Menu Classics with Texas Olive Oil
The central focus of most Thanksgiving harvest tables is usually the big bird. When shopping for your menu, make sure you grab a bottle of extra virgin olive oil; choose one with a robust flavor profile. The earthy olive flavor of the oil complements the herbaceous tones in the stuffing and crust of the turkey.
Whether you choose to go for pure tradition or something a little more modern and contemporary, any roast made with a drizzle of olive oil is sure to keep its flavor and vibrance.
What's Life Without a Little Side Dish?
Side dishes sometimes steal the show at any dinner table. Whether you like sweet potatoes or normal russets, add some Brussel sprouts, peppers, and chopped almonds to your roasting dish; coat liberally with olive oil before turning up the heat.
Seasonal root vegetables are another great idea. Drizzle with olive oil and add a few crushed cloves of garlic and some herbs before roasting until crisp on the outside and fork-tender on the inside. Garlic infused olive oil is also ALWAYS a good idea.
A Sweet Little Something
While lavish gifts are not always necessary, sometimes sending your table guests home with a gift bottle of olive oil and a slice of olive oil cake (or maybe walnut cranberry biscotti) is just what they need.