As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve been thinking of new and old traditions. Given that I am away from my family back in Vermont for the holiday, it’s even more important to me to carry on the family traditions and favorite recipes. Even if it’s just the two of us, I’m still planning to cook the whole meal! Traditions are important to me and I feel disconnected without them.
I was reflecting on how much focus there is on the turkey, side dishes, and desserts, and I realized we neglected to include a few appetizers to start. Perhaps because there is so much food already presented on the day, but why not have something for your guest to nibble on paired with a glass of wine for your guests as they arrive. Nothing too extravagant of course, because if you are the host the last thing you need is another involved dish to prepare! Crostinis are so simple and easy to customize to your personal taste. I like to use seasonal ingredients in spirit of the holiday flavors and colors.