RECIPE: CHICKEN + ROOT VEGETABLES
SIMPLE HOSTING RECIPE + TIPS
There are a lot of recipes on the internet for Thanksgiving classics, so it’s safe to assume we all are covered in terms of guidance and inspiration when it comes to preparing turkey, green beans, and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving. So instead, today we’re sharing a perfect Fall Chicken + Root Vegetable recipe, as well as, some simple holiday hosting tips that will go a long way in making your space, table, and guests feel special.
We’ve paired this specific recipe with our new Straight Dinnerware in SAND to highlight the multi-functional aspects of this dish, using it for both communal serving and individual eating. This recipe is perfect for you and a couple friends, or for a full fledge friends-giving. It’s a simple, tasty dish that feels fresh and artisanal.
The recipe is courtesy of Masterclass. This is not a recipe we’ve developed. For this reason, we’ve listed needed ingredients below and the full recipe instructions are linked here. Enjoy!
TIPS - A simple checklist for thoughtful hosting.
Hosting can feel a bit overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. When it comes down to it, you really don’t need to go over the top to create a special setting for your guests. A few intentional touches go a long way in setting the scene for a warm, comfortable, and thoughtful gathering. Here’s a simple check list to consider when planning to host:
- Count the number of guests and ensure you have adequate numbers of the following serving items: dinner plates, salad plates, bowls (if needed for the recipe), water cups, wine glasses, napkins, silverware, mugs (if you plan to serve post meal coffee + tea) and of course chairs (if you plan to have everyone sit at a table!).
- Gather your recipe + ingredients. Think of how you’ll serve the meal and gather the needed serving trays and utensils for the respective dishes.
- Pick up bread, cheese, wine, and a small bundle of greens to set out on the table for when your guests arrive. Having cheese, bread, and wine ready to serve always helps set the mood for the evening, feeling intentional.
- Create a fresh, center arrangement to add an extra special touch. This little bit of green adds so much life and always seems to pull a table setting together.
- Decided whether you want to serve from from a pre-set table, or have everyone serve themselves from the kitchen before finding a seat. Either way - plan to have everything out and ready for your guests to grab. This way you and your guests won’t have to get up and down from the table throughout the meal to gather supplies. Having everything on your list out and ready to use will allow you to actually sit and talk with your guests rather than constantly running around trying to play host.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS- Chicken + Root Vegetables
FOR THE VEGTABLES
12 baby carrots
8 baby turnips
4 baby golden beets
4 baby red beets
1 small bunch rosemary
1/2 small bunch thyme
1 bunch parsley Sea salt
FOR THE CHICKEN
4 boneless, skin-on chicken breasts
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons grapeseed oil*
4 garlic cloves, crushed
Remaining half bunch thyme
1 stick butter
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1/4 cup brandy (substitute with a splash of apple juice)
3/4 cup veal demi-glace (Optional: Shaved White Truffle)
For the full Masterclass Recipe + instructions, click here.
For this recipe, we chose the Straight Dinnerware for communal serving and each guests place setting. These dishes were paired with bread ready to serve on a cutting board, along with simple cheeses on our Oval Serving Tray as simple snacks before and after the meal. For tea or coffee following the meal we set out our Minimal Mugs.