We all know what holiday is coming up... Thanksgiving! A time to relax and focus on the things that matter most to you. A time to forget about work JUST for a few short hours, and to maybe even do some Black Friday shopping! A time to enjoy the crisp air and lovely fall scenery before we are hit with the winter chill. A time to sit back and really think about what you are most thankful for in your life.
Here at Yumi we are thankful for a lot of things. We are thankful for our friends and family, and all the memories we share with one another. For the wonderful meals we are given on Thanksgiving and every day, for that matter. We are thankful for our customers joining us to create a healthier planet. We are thankful for the opportunities that we have been given in the past few years, and for many more to come.
We are particularly thankful for nature, and our remarkable eco system that we have worked so hard to maintain all of these years. For the oceans that provide us with food and water, and are home to some of the most beautiful aquatic species on planet earth. For the plants and trees that produce oxygen for us to live, and to filter our air so that our ecosystem is cleaner and healthier for all. For the radiant flowers that provide us with a certain kind of happiness and serenity, so that we can be at peace with the earth. The list could go on and on; so we would like to ask you what your favorite part of nature is and what you are most thankful for this Thanksgiving?
Here at Yumi, we have a lot of our own traditions that we like to do around Thanksgiving. We especially love this time of the year to enjoy all of the family festivities. This year, we want to share our festivities with you! Below are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes and table setting ideas that your guests will love:
Delicious Sausage Stuffing
Yield: Serves 7-10 People
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Total time: 60 Minutes
Unsalted Butter | 8 Tablespoons (1 Stick)
Medium-Diced Yellow Onion | 2 Cups (About 2 Onions)
Garlic | 2 Cloves
Medium-Diced Celery | 1 Cup (About 2 Stalks)
Granny Smith Apples (Peeled, Cored, Diced) | 2 Apples
Red Apple (Peeled, Cored, Diced) | 1 Apple
Kosher Salt | 1 Tablespoon
Freshly Ground Black Pepper | 1 Teaspoon
Sweet Italian Sausage (Remove From Casings) | 3/4 Pound
Chicken Stock | 1 Cup
Dried Cranberries | 1 Cup
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Step 2: Place the bread cubes in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake for 9 minutes. In another pan, melt the butter and add the onions, celery, apples, parsley, salt and pepper. Sauté over medium heat for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are softened. Add to the bread cubes.
Step 3: In that same sauté pan, cook the sausage over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until browned and cooked through, breaking up the sausage with a fork while cooking. Add to the bread cubes and vegetables.
Step 4: Add the chicken stock and cranberries to the mixture, mix well, and pour into a 9 by 12-inch baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, then ENJOY!
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Yield: Serves 8 People
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
Brussel Sprouts | 2 Pounds
Cashews | 1 Cup
Olive Oil | 2 Tablespoons
Garlic | 2-3 Cloves
Kosher Salt | To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper | To Taste
Step 1: Heat oven to 425° F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the Brussels sprouts, cashews, oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Turn the Brussels sprouts cut-side down.
Step 2: Roast until golden and tender, 18-20 minutes.
Step 3 (optional): If crispier/browned sprouts are preferred, turn on broiler for 1-2 minutes.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Table Settings that your guests will love!