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peconic
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Re: thanksgiving recipes [Re: Anonymous]
      #1353659 - 11/13/11 07:46 PM (74.105.205.116)

It's just a bechamel based cheese sauce with steamed broccoli added and then baked til bubbly...
she covers the top with slices of american cheese and then with panko crumbs mixed with melted butter for a topping...
I think the key is using mild cheddar (mild cheddar is a lot creamier than sharp or extra sharp) & real american cheese...
mixed 1/2 & 1/2...
My sisters recipe is a lot like many of my recipes...
we use the "that looks like about enough" measuring system for dishes we make a lot...
it is wonderful!

I think where I go wrong with her recipe...
I make the cheese sauce in a pot on the stove...
whereas she uses a double boiler to make the cheese sauce...
I just have no patience for a double boiler with that much volume...


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Re: thanksgiving recipes [Re: caribbeanscout]
      #1353749 - 11/14/11 08:27 AM (69.132.221.64)

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caribbeanscout said:
i've made mashed potatoes with celery and onion before; it's delicious. your recipe sounds good, although i don't think my conscience would allow me to add all that butter... also, i just tried a small piece of the autumn apple cake. it's a keeper.




No kidding, I'm the one who buys 96% fat free ground beef & has to scrub my cast iron with Brillo because I don't use enough oil to keep stuff from sticking! But you don't really need that much butter (2 sticks, or 1 stick plus olive oil for sautéing the veggies) would be plenty... AND it makes almost 10 POUNDS of finished product, so per serving it's not so bad for once or twice a year!

Hey, could that cake be done in something other than a bundt pan? I don't have one & there's not one square inch of storage left in my gadget closet for anything new!

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Re: thanksgiving recipes [Re: SuburbanDharma]
      #1353765 - 11/14/11 09:15 AM (97.82.129.164)

Hey, could that cake be done in something other than a bundt pan? I don't have one & there's not one square inch of storage left in my gadget closet for anything new!

I bet it would do well in a bread or loaf pan as well as the 9x13 mentioned. Or, if you had any of those small, individual loaf pans...that might work. This would probably freeze well too as I can't really eat a whole cake before it would become a science experiment.

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Re: thanksgiving recipes [Re: CaWino]
      #1353788 - 11/14/11 09:52 AM (69.132.221.64)

Ooo, individual loaf pans are PERFECT!! Great for sending home with guests after dinner, too, great idea!

Edit: duuhh, I skimmed right over the "9x13" part of the original recipe...

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Edited by SuburbanDharma (11/14/11 09:55 AM)


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Re: thanksgiving recipes [Re: SuburbanDharma]
      #1353824 - 11/14/11 11:05 AM (67.244.66.57)

ok, i think you've convinced me. any particular potato you prefer for this recipe? i usually opt for yukon gold over russet when making mashed potatoes. the autumn apple cake was brought to the office today; it is well received, although i should mention that no one ever complains about the boss.

Edited by caribbeanscout (11/14/11 11:06 AM)


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Re: thanksgiving recipes [Re: caribbeanscout]
      #1353847 - 11/14/11 11:50 AM (69.132.221.64)

I never met a potato I didn't like, but Yukon Golds DO seem to make exceptionally good mashed potatoes.

God, I'm starving today. {{{sigh}}}

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Re: thanksgiving recipes [Re: SuburbanDharma]
      #1353882 - 11/14/11 02:02 PM (74.105.205.116)

Oh Boy... you and I have different tastes for sure Dharma!
I don't like Yukon Golds...
They are just OK when roasted but they get way too glutenous when you make whipped potatos...
They come out almost like a paste...
I prefer a mixture of Eastern White or Red Potatos, mixed about 3:1 with a good Idaho Baking Potato...
The Eastern potatos for flavor and creaminess, the Idaho to add fluffiness...
mix with sour cream, chopped chives & mashed roasted garlic! and real UNSALTED BUTTER!!! YUMMMMMMM!!!
S&P to taste...


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Re: thanksgiving recipes [Re: peconic]
      #1353886 - 11/14/11 02:07 PM (72.240.59.138)

Add a small amount of cream cheese, really makes them creamy!

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Re: thanksgiving recipes [Re: Orange_Burst]
      #1353892 - 11/14/11 02:13 PM (74.105.205.116)

YES!!! I have done that also! It is really good!

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Re: thanksgiving recipes [Re: peconic]
      #1353899 - 11/14/11 02:28 PM (67.244.66.57)

an interesting article about mashed potatoes. http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/mashed.htm

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