They Draw & Cook Holiday Recipe


If you haven’t heard of They Draw & Cook, you should go check it out right now! I love food. I love eating it, smelling it, cooking it, or just looking at it so I was excited to discover TD&C. If you haven’t visited the sight yet (shame on you), it’s a blog dedicated to illustrated recipes. They recently accepted entries for a book they will be publishing and today was the deadline for a holiday recipe contest. The above illustration is my entry into the contest. Click on the image to enlarge. This illustration also fits in with this week’s Illustration Friday topic: “Savour.”

My recipe was inspired by the lovely Sandra Dieckmann who mentioned she was making a Pumpkin & Potato Soup with Sausage. Before she could get me the recipe I had cobbled one together from various pumpkin soup recipes and with a little help from my husband who is the real cook around here. It turned out to be quite delicious and reasonably simple to put together.

The illustration was inspired by my good friends. When I first moved to NYC I lived with 3 lovely ladies in an apartment in Washington Heights. We were all from the midwest, so we often spent Thanksgiving together. We would grocery shop, take a walk around our neighborhood, cook a lavish, rich meal complete with the heaviest cheese we could find (usually triple creme brie), drink, and play Scrabble. The illustration is based on our kitchen there and it gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling thinking back to those days.

Enjoy the recipe and if you make it, please let me know how it goes!

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