Whew! Where did the days go? Thanksgiving’s right around the corner, fall is in full swing and it’s time to talk turkey. Mami officially handed over Thanksgiving a few years ago and I take the passing of the baton very serious. Every year Mami served up the most amazing Thanksgiving. Sweet, succulent turkey, a table of sensational sides and the fluffiest mashed potatoes these are big shoes to fill, she served up, perfection. The first year I hosted I made her Thanksgiving down to the very last pecan pie crust and everyone left with happy, full bellies. The following year I threw in a few new desserts and two new sides dishes. As I set out the sides I have to admit I was worried mi familia would think I messed with tradition, pero no – they loved the new dishes, gobbled them up and I even got a high-five from mami. Boy was I happy.
This will be my sixth year hosting Thanksgiving and I’m not the least bit nervous, I’ve got this and with Cacique® new authentic Mexican-style Shredded cheeses in the kitchen I know my Thanksgiving dish will be delicious. When Cacique® reached out and asked me to be one for the first to try these new shredded cheeses I knew I had to highlight a great Thanksgiving side dish. I decided to re-vamp my favorite scalloped potato dish by adding roasted poblanos and loads of creamy Cacique® Four Quesos Blend shredded cheese that is a mix of Manchego, Oaxaca, Quesadilla and Asadero cheeses. These new shredded blends use 100% authentic cheese and will roll out nationwide soon, for a location near you that carries the new Cacique® shredded blends visit www.caciqueinc.com/locator.
Rich, creamy these scalloped potatoes smothered in a buttery cream sauce and laced with roasted poblanos can be made in advanced and baked before your guests arrive. To slice up even slices make sure you use a sharp knife or carefully use a mandolin for even quicker prep. I hope you give these dreamy scalloped potatoes a try made with cacique cheese. They are sure to have you receiving lots of high-fives this Thanksgiving.
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