When in Anchorage, do not forget to visit the Glacier Brewhouse. The best restaurant in city. Expect a long wait to get in and that's always a good sign. This is where we headed on a Saturday right after our visit to the Saturday market.
This is what I ordered - Spicy fish, salsa and rice.
We are huge fans of NPR that we get our inspiration for Thanksgiving dinner menu from the news channel. My husband heard the story of a chef learning to make his Nana's sweet potato pie. The setting is somewhere in Georgia. We need no additional convincing. Guess what made it to our list of pies this year.
My latest obsession is Trader Joe. I'm there every week and have possibly tried all their products. This Thanksgiving, most of my menu is from there. Round 1 is melted brie, toasted sourdough bread, cheese with lavender and cranberry sauce.
As my finals are fast approaching, I took a few short cuts this time. Store bought cranberry sauce. Well, not any store, it's Trader Joe's Cranberry sauce. I got this recipe from a fellow shopper while I was trying chose the cheese for the Thanksgiving dinner.
Step 1. I prepped olive oil by mixing it with crushed garlic cloves and red chilies. Left it overnight for the favors to blend in.
Step 2. Melted the Brie in the oven for a few minutes
Step 3. Drizzled some flavored olive oil on top of the sourdough bread and toasted it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 7 - 8 minutes.
Step 4. Dip the bread in the melted cheese, or spread it with the cranberry sauce or orange marmalade. The choices are plenty.
You can always replace Sourdough with French. My family prefers sourdough over any other kind of bread. Stay tuned for the rest of the recipes.
A Very Happy Thanksgiving From My Family to Yours!!!
Alaska is an RV state. If there's one place you want to try RV'ing for the first time, I would do it in Alaska. We flew into Anchorage and used the opportunity to explore the city. we literally walked up and down the streets.
You can take a flight to Mt McKinney and do a real dog sledge down the slopes. For those who can't the rangers in Denali will walk you through a dog sledge. If you as the kids, they will tell you this was one of their favorite things to do.
I was amazed to see the dogs exited and were begging the rangers to pick them for the ride. That was one misconception I always had. The dogs love it and are really not forced into it.
For those of you connected to me via Linkedin, know what I up to. I started my exec MBA with UT Austin. A lot of studying moved blogging to the bottom my priorities. Well, it's nice to track simple pleasures on this blog. You are bound to see many post from me to today and again I'll go on a hiatus until my finals.
We were in Alaska when I found out I got into UT Austin. Memorable place!!!
A 6 million sqft national park !!! we camped in the camp grounds in an RV. You so have to reserve a spot way ahead of time. If you plan to hike here, beware the mosquitoes in Summer. Cover yourself head to toe.