Thanksgiving – Make a Dinner to Remember

Being Thankful for Family, Good Friends and Good Food

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving Menu

This is the start of the Tri-Holiday Extravaganza. Whether you are celebrating with family or celebrating Friendsgiving, these recipes will delight your guests. Want some Thanksgiving trivia?  How about this about cranberries:

Sauce for the Pilgrims, cranberry or bearberry, is a small trayling [sic] plant that grows in salt marshes that are overgrown with moss. The berries are of a pale yellow color, afterwards red, as big as a cherry, some perfectly round, others oval, all of them hollow with sower [sic] astringent taste; they are ripe in August and September. They are excellent against the Scurvy. They are also good to allay the fervor of hoof diseases. The Indians and English use them mush, boyling [sic] them with sugar for sauce to eat with their meat; and it is a delicate sauce, especially with roasted mutton. Some make tarts with them as with gooseberries. ~ John Josselyn New England Rarities Discovered © 1692

 

For Appetizer

You can never go wrong with these appetizers.  It’s great for any get together.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Celery
This is my take on the famous Stuffed Celery at the venerated Musso and Frank in Hollywood, California, over 100 years old.
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Blue Cheese Stuffed Celery
Stuffed Mushrooms in Wine Sauce
These make a good simple meatless dinner with a salad or appetizers.
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Stuffed Mushrooms in Wine Sauce
Spinach Balls Appetizer Snack
These little spinach balls are great for an appetizer, or make a healthy snack.
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Spinach Balls Appetizer Snack

The Main Event

Yes, you, too can have a nice moist turkey with crisp skin!

How to Roast a Perfect Turkey in a Nesco Roaster Oven
This is a great dry rub for turkey, plus the injection will make a turkey to remember.
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Roasted turkey in a Nesco Roaster

What to do with the neck?  How about broth in the Instant Pot?

Turkey Broth in an Instant Pot
Make tasty broth in your Instant Pot
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Turkey Broth Instant Pot

Eat the sides, I pray you!

My grandmother’s Oyster Cornbread Dressing – it’s damn good!

Oyster Cornbread Dressing
This was my Aunt Flora's recipe and my favorite.
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Oyster Cornbread Dressing

You have to have potatoes, right?  We have two!

Twice Baked Potato Casserole
This will become your new go-to potato recipe.
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Thanksgiving - Make a Dinner to Remember
Jeane Hugh's Sweet Potatoes
This is my best friend's mother's recipe. This is a WOW dish that blows guests away and is requested year after year.
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Thanksgiving - Make a Dinner to Remember

And something green… not that nasty green bean casserole

Green Beans With Almonds
Here is a different green bean dish for a holiday menu.
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Thanksgiving - Make a Dinner to Remember

What’s a leftovers sandwich without cranberry sauce (not the stuff in the can)?

Spicy Cranberry Sauce
Don't buy that can of cranberry sauce - this is EASY
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Spicy Cranberry Sauce

For your Just Desserts…

Haunted Fortress Cake
Make this cake in a Fortress Bundt Pan with red coloring for a really spooky Halloween cake
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Thanksgiving - Make a Dinner to Remember
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you like the pumpkin cookies Kroger sells in the fall, you will like these.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

What to do with leftovers.

Turkey Tetrazzini
This classic casserole is a great way to use up leftover turkey.
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Turkey Tetrazzini

 

 


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