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100 Mile Thanksgiving Challenge

I submitted an entry to the 100 Mile Thanksgiving Challenge today. Here is our menu for Thanksgiving dinner. My parents are coming to town to join us, which will be nice.

100 Mile Thanksgiving Challenge Menu

by Todd Bradley and Beth Partin

Menu:

  • with dinner: Garfield Estates S2 wine
  • arugula and spinach salad with carmelized onions, goat cheese, and
  • roasted red pepper dressing
  • wood smoked pork chops with chipotle cream sauce
  • baked butternut squash topped with chive mint basil relish
  • mashed potatoes and garlic mushroom gravy
  • whole wheat dinner rolls with whipped honey butter
  • after dinner: Graystone Vineyards Port II wine

Recipes and Growers:

Garfield Estates S2 wine – Palisade, Colorado – 170 miles

arugula and spinach salad with carmelized onions, goat cheese, and roasted red pepper dressing

  • arugula, spinach, and onions – New Moon Farms, Boulder – 7 miles
  • goat cheese – Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese, Niwot – 13 miles
  • roasted red peppers – grown in Brighton, roasted at the Boulder Farmers Market – 18 miles
  • vinegar – far away

          wood smoked pork chops with chipotle cream sauce

          • pork chops – Long Family Farms, Eaton – 46 miles
          • chipotles – grown in Brighton, roasted at home – 18 miles
          • cream – Karl’s Farm Dairy, Northglenn – 7 miles
          • salt – far away

          baked butternut squash topped with chive mint basil relish

          • squash – Stevens Farm, Niwot – 13 miles
          • chives, mint, and basil – our backyard, Broomfield – 15 feet

          mashed potatoes and garlic mushroom gravy

          • potatoes – New Moon Farms, Boulder – 7 miles
          • garlic – Cure Organic Farm, Boulder – 8 miles
          • mushrooms – Hazel Dell Organic Mushrooms, Fort Collins – 37 miles

          whole wheat dinner rolls with whipped honey butter

          • 100% whole wheat flour – Wheat Land Farms, Kersey – 49 miles
          • yeast – Mexico – far away
          • organic cane sugar – Florida Crystals, Florida – 1800 miles (the only organic sugar made in the USA)
          • cream (to make our own butter) – Karl’s Farm Dairy, Northglenn – 7 miles
          • salt – far away
          • honey – Madhava Honey, Lyons – 29 miles

          Graystone Vineyards Port II wine – Clifton, Colorado – 170 miles

          Distances are as the crow flies from our kitchen in Broomfield, according to Google Earth.