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Thanksgiving recipes




It's almost here and my family will be busy this week getting things ready for Thursday's main event. I pulled out my mashed potato recipe since it is a crowd pleaser and can be made ahead. I wanted to share it in the spirit of this season of Thanks and Praise.

Mashed Potatoes
10 servings
5 lbs. russet potatoes, rinsed and peeled
32 oz chicken broth, low sodium
2 sticks unsalted butter
8 oz cream cheese
½ cup milk, add more if needed to thin the consistency
1-½ Tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp white pepper

Add the chicken broth to a cold 6-8 qt Dutch oven. Cube the potatoes, about 1”, into the pot. Bring the potatoes up to a simmer slowly over medium heat. Continue to simmer about 20 minutes until the potatoes slide easily off a sharp knife point. Drain the potatoes. (Reserve the cooking broth for a soup or gravy, don’t waste it.) While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter and cream cheese together in a small saucepan over medium low heat, stirring several times until melted and warm.
Return the drained potatoes back into the warm Dutch oven and pour over with the butter/cream cheese mixture, half of the milk, salt and pepper. Stir everything together then mash the potatoes just until they are smooth. Add in extra milk if needed to thin the consistency. Do not over mash or the potatoes will become gluey. Cover and keep potatoes warm until ready to serve.

This recipe can be made the day before and refrigerated. Then reheat in a buttered crockpot on low about 3-4 hours before serving. Just stir once an hour or so and add a little more milk, broth or half and half if needed.

Got a good Thanksgiving recipe? Share it, I'm sure it will be appreciated by others.




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My Nana made a wonderful dish of scalloped oysters, however I have no real recipe, since her methods were old-school : cover the bottom of dish with this, add enough oysters till it looks right, a dash of this, a dash of that, several tabs of butter, sprinkle with this. Repeat. Top layer like bottom, more butter tabs. now pour the cream till it almost is to top. Bake till bubbly and done. Unfortunately, neither hubby nor kids ever much had a taste for oysters, so after my parents passed I no longer prepared just for myself.
I do enjoy a corn/cornbread casserole dish which I think I put in the recipe section herein should you be interested. Daughter thinks it’s not Thanksgiving without it.


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Oyster dressing (not so much unlike scalloped oysters) is my favorite dish...this year, it will be expensive. Still think about working in the DC area just out of college, a bushel of local oysters was very doable. Different times.


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Oysters raw on the half shell, oyster stuffing, duck or leg o’ lamb for the main, sweet potato or yam soufflé, green bean casserole, yellow squash casserole, pumpkin pie and a good wine pairing. And cornbread!

I was gifted a turkey at work and am mulling over a spatchcock, butterflied technique to butcher it down further. Shorter cooking time by half and less dried out breast. Looks to be a bit of a workout that may be best performed on the back porch!






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This is the best stuffing I’ve ever had hands down. At work we did a Thanksgiving feast every year for 10 or so years and everyone brought a dish and we deep fried a turkey at the office. A coworker always brought this stuffing that was his wife’s recipe handed down from her family. She would never give us the recipe until her husband, James, left for a new company and then she emailed it to us. I make it every year at least once in the fall and I use Bass Farms or Neese sausage. After James left another coworker started making it and put a spin on it by using sourdough bread. Throwing some sourdough in the mix is highly recommended.


3 packs of dinner rolls, cooked per directions, crumbled and left to sit overnight.
1 package mild breakfast sausage
1/2 stick butter
3 stalks celery
1 1/2 onions (or one really big one)
poultry seasoning (I use Bells)
chicken stock (about 1/2 box)
salt to taste
splash of white wine

brown up sausage
pull sausage out of pan and toss in celery and onions and a couple of pinches of salt. cook till translucent
splash in white wine and scrape any remaining yummies off the bottom of the pan
add butter and sausage back in pan and pull off heat. let cool.
sprinkle poultry seasoning on bread and add the sausage/onion/celery mix
mix with hands and add chicken stock until whole thing is moist (not wet). how much depends on how dry the bread is.
adjust seasoning to taste.
bake in 350 oven for about an hour covered and about 10 min uncovered till it's crispy on top.


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Somebody mentioned cornbread? Gotta have it on TD. Savory cornbread and white bread cubes mixed together make a great stuffing that satisfies both aficionados. French loaf is still rising. Just finished making the cornbread so here it is...

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup corn flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup corn oil
2 tablespoons butter for the skillet

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a 10" cast iron skillet in the oven to preheat as well.
Measure the dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil. Pour in the milk while continuing to whisk until combined. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk into a smooth batter.
Using an oven mitt, remove the preheated skillet from the oven and drop the reserved butter in. Swirl the butter around to coat the sides and bottom well. The butter will sizzle and start to brown so move quickly. As soon as the pan is coated, pour in the batter and scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula to get it all in the pan.
Return the skillet to the oven and bake for 25 minutes until the top is a light golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Using an oven mitt, remove the skillet from the oven, invert the cornbread onto a plate and slide it back into the hot skillet upside down to crisp the top. Let it rest like this on the counter until ready to serve.






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I'm with you Hoi on the oysters. I am picking up a bag of 100 on Wednesday. Raw oysters on the half shell and Bloody Mary's by the pitcher. One baked and one fried turkey and two smoked hams. I love TD, we should have 28 people and 4 dogs this year. Lots to be thankful for, including being thankful that this will take place at my brother's house Big grin


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Greg MD


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Just finished up with my contribution, apple pie ice cream.

If you make homemade apple pie, just make about 1 cup of your recipe filling, and set aside.

Spread melted butter on a Graham cracker crust, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Just get a good coating, I don't measure. Bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes -you want it crunchy a bit. Crush up little more than half, leaving some small chunks, what you don't crush makes for a good little treat. Set aside.

Make your version of vanilla ice cream.

About 5 minutes before ice cream is done mixing, add in pie filling. Then add crust about 2 minutes from finish.

You'll never want to buy ice cream again!!

Edit: Chop up your apples!! You don't want to bite in to a big frozen piece of apple.




RE: Thanksgiving recipes




Just finished up with my contribution, apple pie ice cream.

Just finished up with my contribution, apple pie ice cream.

If you make homemade apple pie, just make about 1 cup of your recipe filling, and set aside.

Spread melted butter on a Graham cracker crust, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Just get a good coating, I don't measure. Bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes -you want it crunchy a bit. Crush up little more than half, leaving some small chunks, what you don't crush makes for a good little treat. Set aside.

Make your version of vanilla ice cream.

About 5 minutes before ice cream is done mixing, add in pie filling. Then add crust about 2 minutes from finish.

You'll never want to buy ice cream again!!

Edit: Chop up your apples!! You don't want to bite in to a big frozen piece of apple.

exvile



Yummy. I have tried various versions trying to come up with an apple pie a al mode ice cream and this may work. So many crazy concoctions in the grocery, why has no one come up with a good apple pie a la mode version already.


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