Thanksgiving Week! Ask Gwyneth?

I had heard about this newsletter on someones blog I read all the time but I forget who! Sorry! Speak up if it was you! I signed up in three seconds. As much as Gwyneth Paltrow bugs me sometimes, I do love her series "Spain On the Road Again" with Mario Batali touring Spain, cooking and eating!

This newsletter is packed with chic and amazing recipe ideas and I love the letter letter from Gwyneth at the top.

This is from her newsletter called Goop. Sign up for it here: But here's her Turkey Day plan:


Thanksgiving for a Crowd...

Greens with Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Dried Cranberries
Whole Roasted Turkey
Thanksgiving Gravy
Cranberry Chutney
Classic Bread Stuffing
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup, Orange and Spices
Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Maple Whipped Cream

Thanksgiving for a Small Crowd...

Roasted Turkey Breast with Molasses
Same side dishes as “Thanksgiving for a Crowd” (just cut the recipes in half)
Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Maple Whipped Cream

Here's her roasted Sweet Potato with Maple Syrup and Orange recipe:

TIME: a little less than an hour, largely unattended

* 3 3/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
* 1 1/4 cup real Vermont maple syrup
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

* 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
* 1 large orange
* 3 star anises

Preheat the oven to 375ยบ F.

Cut each sweet potato in half horizontally and then cut each half into 1/3 planks (about four slices per half depending on the size of the sweet potato). Lay the sweet potatoes in a single layer in one large or two medium baking dishes (two 13 x 9 dishes will do the job).

Mix the maple syrup, vegetable oil, cinnamon and cloves together in a small bowl. Peel off four large strips of zest from the orange. Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl with the maple syrup mixture. Pour this mixture evenly over the sweet potatoes, nestle in the strips of zest and the star anise. Bake for 45 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft and saturated.

Maybe I'll make this!


Jennifer said...

I don't know much about Gwynth (the person) but I do like a lot of her movie roles.

Jessi said...

Love it...just signed up for the newsletter.

Preppy 101 said...

Wow - looks so yummy!!

Clare said...

this looks so good! i haven't watched her show, but i am going to have to check it out:)

Eloise said...

I think we need to finagle an invitation to Gwyneth's thanksgiving feast next year, don't you?!