Thanksgiving 2021 will certainly be an upgrade from last year. While the holiday is typically family and food focused, this year there is a bit more of a celebratory vibe. Let’s give thanks that we’re able to break bread with our family and friends. Get out the good china, invite the whole family and fire up the oven. To help with your meal planning, the folks at Delco Alarm Systems have shared three of their favorite recipes. Enjoy!
2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 ounces of unsalted butter, cut into pieces then frozen
1⁄3 cup whole milk or half and half
4 ounces maple syrup, divided
Mix flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Add butter pieces and pulse a few times until the mixture is crumbly. Mix one ounce of maple syrup with the milk. Pour the milk mixture
through the feed tube, then pulse until the dough begins to form a ball, adding a teaspoon more of milk if the dough is too dry.
Place the dough on a floured work surface, form into a ball. Roll the dough to a 3⁄4 inch thick circle and use a 2 1⁄2 inch cookie cutter to form the biscuits. Press the scraps together to use up
Place the biscuits onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375. Brush biscuits lightly with remainder of the maple syrup, sprinkle with
kosher salt and bake for about 25 minutes, or until the tops are golden.
3 tablespoons of butter
2 pounds of brussels sprouts, halved
1 1⁄2 cups chicken broth
1 sprig of thyme
2 large shallots, minced
1⁄2 cup heavy cream
1⁄2 cup toasted pine nuts
Melt butter in a large skillet. Add shallots and cook until tender. Don’t brown. Add sprouts, broth and thyme, bring to a simmer and cook, covered until sprouts are barely tender. Uncover, stir in
the cream and cook over low heat until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Shower with grated cheese and toasted pine nuts.
Berries with Limoncello Cream
3⁄4 cup whipping cream
4 ounces of mascarpone cheese
3 tablespoons plus 1⁄4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons limoncello
1 pound fresh raspberries
5 ounces raspberry preserves, melted over low heat then strained
Grated lemon peel
Using a mixer, combine cream, mascarpone and 3 tablespoons sugar and limoncello in a large
bowl. Beat until soft peaks form.
Mix berries, 1⁄4 cup sugar, preserves and grated lemon peel together. Let sit for 15 minutes.
Place mascarpone cream into 8 ramekins and top with berry mixture.
While most of the emphasis at Thanksgiving is put on food, football and family gatherings, it’s also a great time to embrace the true spirit of the holiday. A donation to a local soup kitchen or
food bank is always appreciated. Or perhaps you’d want to volunteer your time at Meals on Wheels or help out at a local soup kitchen. There are many ways to help those in our community who may be having difficulties this year. Check with local charities or churches to find where your help may be needed. Delco Alarm Systems is a family-owned business that has been a part of the community for more than 40 years. Contact us at 610-494-9100.