Fall Deliciousness!

This recipe for Pumpkin Gratin shared by Kristi Sullivan of Sullivan Financial Planning is sure to excite gratitude at your Thanksgiving table. Here is Kristi's experience making Pumpkin Gratin (loaded with savory nourishing lively ingredients).   

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by Kristi Sullivan.... 

Lest you think financial planners are all dull number-crunchers, let me share a fun item for you.  I was reading People Magazine (that’s right, celebrity gossip – not The Economist) and came across this recipe from Tieghan Gerard.  It seemed just the thing to try out on at the book club gathering to decide if I wanted to add it to my Thanksgiving menu.  Turns out it was a huge hit.  Ladies were scraping the bottom of the skillet to get to the last bit.  Enjoy!

Pumpkin & Cauliflower Gratin

2 tbsp butter
1 sweet onion thinly sliced
3 tbsp flour
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 head cauliflower florets
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
salt/pepper/cayenne pepper to taste
fresh sage leaves

Preheat oven to 425. Sauté the onion in butter for 15 minutes until caramelized in an oven proof large skillet. Add flour and stir for 30 seconds. Add pumpkin and cream and 1 1/2 cups cheese and bring to a boil, mixing thoroughly. Add Cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Add cauliflower and stir to coat. Top with remaining cheese and bake at 425 COVERED for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 more minutes to let brown on top.

Thanksgiving tip:  I believe you could make the recipe in advance and put it into smaller glass baking pans to save room in the oven. Probably just microwave to warm up and then pop in the oven while turkey is resting to get the brown cheesy crust on top.  I haven’t tried this, but it seems like it would work.

Kristi Sullivan is a Certified Financial Planner designee with over 20 years’ experience in helping people achieve financial milestones.  She is Denver-based and charges clients hourly or by the project.  There are no minimum investment requirements or commissioned sales.  Learn more at www.sullivanfinancialplanning.com

 Kristi Sullivan

Kristi Sullivan