Is It A Keeper? Thanksgiving Dish TestI was looking at the calendar, happily plotting out my October goals, events, and deadlines, lost in wahie tape and erasable pens, when I had a realization that almost made me fall out of my chair.

Guys!!! It’s almost Thanksgiving!!!!


Yes, I literally said that.

How in the world has this year flown by SO fast. I know I say that every year, but truthfully, this November has really snuck up on me!

Now, I shouldn’t really panic that much. I do, afterall, have my normal menu that doesn’t change much from year to year, but I do definitely need to start my small-shopping-bites, as well as to find a new dish to add in for variety. And here we are in today’s post. I made a mad dash over to Pinterest to see what vegetable dishes were trending, then another mad dash over to the grocery store, all in the name of saving Thanksgiving.

Ok, not quite that dramatic, how about “all in the name of having a new Is It A Keeper post?”

The reason why I chose a vegetable recipe is because my current menu is so starch heavy! We need something light, healthy, and flavorful. This “Easy Ratatouille Recipe With An Italian Flair” from Honest & Truly looked like it might just fit the bill.


It was ridiculously easy to put together (score), except I completely forgot to get any parsley at the store, so I opted for a pinch of thyme instead, and I also used freshly-ground Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Oh, and I left it uncovered and simply cooked it for 30 minutes at temperature for more of a roasted effect.

Is It A Keeper? Thanksgiving Dish Test Is It A Keeper? Thanksgiving Dish TestThe verdict….

Me – This is wonderful! I could eat this all the time, I think.

The kids in agreements: Moooooooommmmm!! You know we hate squash. And zucchini. And tomato. GROSS!!!!

The eldest took a small nibble… “It’s ok, I guess.”

And they refused to eat any more.

So, will it make it to the table for T-day? Doubtful, but I’m adding it to my lunch menu, for sure.





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