Friday, November 28, 2014

the ultimate turkey sandwich

Black Friday for me and my family means munching on all the yummy Thanksgiving leftovers.  This year, the folks at Oroweat® asked me to make my version of the ultimate turkey sandwich using their Oroweat® Organic Sandwich Bread.  Anyone who knows me knows I only buy organic food and that I love all the Thanksgiving dinner menu items, so it seemed like the perfect challenge for me.  Made with organic ingredients and whole grains, NEW Oroweat Organic breads are the delicious way to feel better about eating better.

Not only that, but Oroweat® is offering my readers a chance to win three (3) coupons, each valid for a free loaf of Oroweat® Organic bread, and a $25 Visa gift to help you create your favorite sandwiches (a $40 value)!  That means a very easy giveaway for all my readers, see below to enter.

Here’s how I created our family’s favorite sandwich, the Bacon Guacamole Turkey Sandwich, or the “BGT”, haha!
I started by lightly toasting the Organic
 Oroweat Grains and Seeds sandwich bread.
Found in my local grocery store.
I cooked my bacon and let it crisp up on a paper towel.
 I like using guacamole for this sandwich because it has the creaminess 
of the avocado with the added flavor of the tomato, onion and cilantro.  
Recipe for “Martha’s Guacamole” below.
 I start with slathering the guacamole on the first piece of bread.
 Next I added the bacon
 Then I layered thick slices of our Thanksgiving turkey.
{White meat only for me!}
 Just a touch of mayo and black pepper. 
And that’s it! 

·         2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and lightly mashed
·         1/2 cup minced onion
·         1 jalapeno chile, minced (remove seeds and ribs for less heat)
·         1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
·         1/4 cup chopped cilantro
·         2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
·         Coarse salt
In a bowl, combine avocados, onion, jalapeno, tomato, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt, and mix to combine.   (If you make the guacamole several hours ahead, keep it in the refrigerator. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic directly onto the surface of the guacamole to prevent discoloration.)

Enter the giveaway here:

Ciao Newport Beach is responsible for the giveaway and Oroweat® is providing the prize.  

“The coupons for free product, information, and gift card have been provided by Oroweat® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Oroweat® Organic bread. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Oroweat®.”

ciao! Fabiana

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

my Thanksgiving table is all set !

Heirloom china, gold accents and orange tulips were the inspirations this year for my Thanksgiving table.  We have a small group gathering this year, but our hearts are full!  As our tummies will be with our traditional menu of 
Roast Turkey
Buttery Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes with Mini Marshmallows
Sauteed Haricot Vert
Ginger Cranberry Sauce
Mushroom Ciabatta and Blueberry Stuffing
Sweet Corn Cake
Homemade Gravy
Fresh Organic Pumpkin Pie
And yes, I am making it all!  The stuffing, sweet potatoes, pie and cranberry sauce are already finished!  Now I can relax until tomorrow!


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. 

ciao! Fabiana

thanksgiving tulips

  I was inspired by these beautiful orange tulips,
so I made a few arrangements for my
Thanksgiving table. 
I started with a few green and gold Moroccan tea glasses.
Then I went out to my garden and cut a few springs of fuzzy asparagus fern.  They’ve got a beautiful bright green color.  I wanted to offset the brightness of the fern and the tulips with a little gray from my English lavender. Then I simply stripped the lower leaves of the fern and lavender to put in my little glasses.

ciao! Fabiana

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

adorable Thanksgiving desserts

Scarecrow Cookies
 Chocolate Pretzel Turkeys
 Turkey Rice Krispie Treats
 Pilgrim Hat Cookies

Chocolate Turkey Fondue

Sugar Cone Cornucopia

recipes 1 2 3 4 5 6 

ciao! Fabiana
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