Carrots with Summer Savory and Maple Syrup
Baby carrots look so beautiful when they are baked. You only need a few for each plate to make any dish look classy. And they are sweeter than larger, older carrots. Use Winter or Summer savory for this dish. If you can't find it, use rosemary or thyme instead.
What vegetable doesn't benefit from the addition of a little cream? Here are recipes for creamed spinach, creamed onions, even creamy carrots with coriander. Serve any of them with roast turkey, steak, roast chicken, roast beef or pork or just served over mashed potatoes. All these recipes can be doubled or trebled easily.
A fortune cookie is one of those goodwill gestures you can offer without anyone thinking they have to give you something back. The Chinese have for centuries used them to mark special occasions and they provide great amusement at dinner parties or birthday celebrations.