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caribbeanscout
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thanksgiving recipes please
      #1070983 - 11/08/09 09:02 PM (97.73.64.141)

looking for tried and true recipes suitable for thanksgiving, from apps to dessert. this year is a special one (first turkey dinner at my sister's new house) and i'm planning on cooking up a storm. thanks in advance.

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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: caribbeanscout]
      #1071056 - 11/09/09 07:36 AM (141.157.169.99)

Sherried Sweet Potatoes and Apples

yield: Serves 8


Ingredients
3 large sweet potatoes (or canned sweets not in syrup)
3 Granny Smith apples
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup medium-dry Sherry


Preparation
In a kettle combine the sweet potatoes with enough cold water to cover them by 1 inch and boil them for 35 minutes, or until they are just tender. Drain the sweet potatoes and let them cool until they can be handled. (Or you could micro them and cool.) The sweet potatoes may be prepared in advance up to this point and kept chilled overnight. Peel the sweet potatoes, cut them lengthwise into sixths, and cut the lengths crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Peel, core, and cut the apples lengthwise into sixths and cut the wedges crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. In a large heavy skillet cook the apples in the butter over moderate heat, stirring, for 3 minutes, or until they are softened. Stir in the lemon juice, the brown sugar, the cinnamon, and the Sherry, bring the liquid to a boil, and simmer the apples for 3 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and cook the mixture, stirring gently and trying not to break up the sweet potatoes, for 2 minutes, until it is combined well and heated through. Transfer the mixture to a heated serving dish.


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caribbeanscout
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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: contessa]
      #1071082 - 11/09/09 09:04 AM (67.244.66.57)

nice variation on the sweet potatoes! printed your recipe; thanks.

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evandnic
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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: caribbeanscout]
      #1071137 - 11/09/09 10:55 AM (173.73.156.238)

These are tried and true recipes that I get asked to make every year.

First thing I always make is my turkey stock - freezes beautifully.

Food and Wine - Rich Turkey stock


My favorite time saver - make ahead mashed potatoes:

Williams Sonoma - Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Nice twist on traditional cranberry sauce...

Cranberry Cherry Relish - Sheila Lukins

1 pound fresh cranberries
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup cranberry juice
finely grated zest of 1 orange
1 cup dried cherries

Pick thru the cranberries, rinse, drain well. Combine cranberries, sugar, OJ, cranberry juice and zest in pan. Place over medium heat; boil slowly until the berries pop open - about 10 minutes.

Skim the foam off the surface with a metal spoon. Stir in the cherries and let cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate. Will last up to one month.

Have a great holiday!

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periwinkle
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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: caribbeanscout]
      #1071148 - 11/09/09 11:16 AM (24.63.96.61)

Cranberry Sauce

1 bag of fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked thru
3/4 c. Splenda (or sugar)
1 c. water

Simmer for 10 minutes. Yummy enough for everyday, all year. Add some grated fresh orange zest if you like. I buy bags and bags of cranberries in season and freeze them. Never want to eat canned cranberry sauce again ever!


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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: caribbeanscout]
      #1071278 - 11/09/09 05:10 PM (68.163.143.235)

Here's a great soup recipe! www.bhq.com for more great recipes!

Autumn Pear and Pumpkin

Very delicious and easy to make.

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon granules
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
2-1/2 cups half-and-half or light cream
1-3/4 cups pear nectar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Pear slices (optional)

Directions
1. In a large saucepan combine onion, water, and bouillon granules. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until onion is very tender; cool slightly. Do not drain.

2. Transfer mixture to a blender container or food processor bowl. Add pumpkin. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Return pumpkin mixture to saucepan. Stir in half-and-half or light cream, pear nectar, ginger, and white pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.

3. Ladle into soup bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with pear slices. Makes 6 servings.


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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: caribbeanscout]
      #1071378 - 11/09/09 07:55 PM (75.139.111.9)

This is a great holiday appetizer.

2 boxes frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 wedge Brie Cheese
1 wedge of good blue cheese
Cranberry sauce-use good homeade cranberry relish, if possible. Actually the one posted above with orange sounds perfect!

Preheat oven to 375.

Unfold pastry and cut into squares large enough to fit into small muffin/tart pans. Place a cube of brie in half the cups, and a cube of blue cheese in the others. Top with a small spoon of cranberry relish, and bake until pastry is browned and puffed at the edges.


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SarahJane
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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: Peanut21]
      #1071463 - 11/10/09 06:22 AM (70.160.105.169)

We always have to have a spinach casserole on Thanksgiving, it is rather rich so it is only done on special occassions. It also a great make ahead dish.

4 packages frozen spinach
6 oz creme cheese
1 stick butter
parmesan cheese

Cook the spinach according to the package. Drain and then wring as much water out of the spinach as possible. Heat the creme cheese and butter in the microwave until soft. Mix with spinach. Add some parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Bake in a greased/buttered casserole dish. Sprinkle a little of the cheese on top of the casserole. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 325 degrees.

Everyone seems to love this dish.

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Sarah

Edited by SarahJane (11/10/09 06:24 AM)


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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: SarahJane]
      #1071518 - 11/10/09 08:51 AM (151.203.75.42)

My mothers' recipe. It brings tears to my eyes just posting it.....enjoy!

GRANDMA'S BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

2 pkgs. frozen chopped broccoli (defrosted and drained)
2 C milk/cream or 1/2 & 1/2
1 C. Swiss Cheese, shredded
1/4 C. flour
1/4 C. butter or margarine
1 Tsp. salt
pinch nutmeg

Melt butter or margarine, add flour then liquid. Blend well. Then add shredded cheese and remaining ingredients. Mix well then put in greased casserole. Bake 1/2 hr. @ 325 degrees.

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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: contessa]
      #1071625 - 11/10/09 11:47 AM (173.67.254.17)

Contessa, that's a lot like my stepmother's green bean casserole. If you try this one you'll never go back to mushroom soup and canned onions again!

Not Your Mother's Green Bean Casserole

Recipe By :Georgia
Serving : 6 to 8

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 boxes frozen french cut green beans -- cooked and drained
4 tablespoons butter -- divided
1 small onion -- diced
2 Tablespoons flour
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
2 cups corn flakes -- crushed

Cook green beans according to package directions. Drain, and place into a buttered casserole dish

Melt 2 T butter in small saucepan, saute onion until just soft

Add flour to butter and onion, and stir until well combined

Add sour cream, sugar, salt, and pepper to butter mixture and cook gently until mixture bubbles and thickens slightly.

Pour sour cream mixture over green beans and mix thoroughly

Top with mixture of cheeses

Top with crushed corn flakes, dot with remaining butter.

Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Description:
"This has been a tradition on my family's Thanksgiving table for three generations."

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