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Old 11-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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What's your favorite thanksgiving side dish? Recipe if you want to share!

I think mine are the mashed potatoes with the carmelized onion turkey gravy.

I also love sauteed apples. They are like the fried apples at Cracker Barrel.

Apple Recipe: I use from Allrecipes. The recipe is with 4 apples, but I use a ton for a crowd.

4 apples peeled and sliced
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Sautee apples in melted butter for about 7 min. Dissolve cornstarch in water. Add to apples along with brown sugar and cinnamon. Sautee until softened.

I pretty much quadruple the recipe for a big crowd. I make them the day before and reheat and keep warm on Thanksgiving in a crockpot. So yummy with turkey.

What's your favorite?
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Please can someone share what to do with brussel sprouts. I have never made them and got them to make for Thanksgiving. TIA!!

I make our family tradition that we call baked corn...may be referred to as corn pudding.

2 cans creamed corn
1 can pet milk
3 eggs
3 T sugar
3 T flour

Mix and pour in greased dish. Put several pats (dabs or thin slices) of butter on top and bake at 350* for 45 minutes.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:44 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=lovin'fl;46747887]Please can someone share what to do with brussel sprouts. I have never made them and got them to make for Thanksgiving. TIA!!


This is the ONLY way my husband will eat them..they are really yummy!


Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Ingredients
3 slices bacon, chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
1 shallot, chopped
1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, small spouts left whole, larger spouts halved
Salt and pepper, to your taste
1 cup chicken broth



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Brown bacon in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Add extra-virgin olive oil to the pan, 1 turn. Add shallots to the pan and saute 1 to 2 minutes. Add Brussels spouts and coat in oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook Brussels sprouts 2 to 3 minutes to begin to soften, then add broth. Bring broth to a bubble, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 10 minutes, until tender. Transfer sprouts to a serving dish with a slotted spoon and top with cooked bacon bits.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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my family loves brussels sprouts this way:

cut brussels sprouts in half length wise
put on baking sheet
drizzle with olive oil
roast in 400 degree oven about 20 mins
about the last five mins of roasting, in a small sauce pan on th stove, place 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. heat slowly until it thickens, about five mins.
once brussels sprouts are out of the oven, pour the syrup mixture over them, stir around to coat, and enjoy.

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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Pea Salad!

I grew up eating this at every holiday, but have NEVER run across anyone outside of my family that makes/eats it! Give me a shout out if you do!
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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My favorite is Crawfish and crabmeat cornbread dressing:

Crawfish and Crabmeat Cornbread Dressing

Makes: 12 servings
Ingredients
1-1.5 pounds crabmeat
1-1.5 pound Louisiana crawfish
1 lg bell pepper chopped
2 -3 stalks celery chopped
1 lg onion chopped
1 clove of garlic minced
1 bunch scallions (green onions)
3 cups chicken broth Kitchen Essentials broths contain no MSG. It's what I use.
Tony's seasoning to taste or your choice Cajun seasoning
double recipe of homemade cornbread ( I use 2 boxes of Jiffy)

Directions:
Make your corn bread ahead of time so it can cool. Crumble up your cornbread in a baking pan. Add chopped vegetables, crawfish, crabmeat and broth.
Season with Tony's. Mix it well. You want it to be really wet. The cornbread will soak up a lot of the broth. If there is not enough broth you can add milk to it. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes. Remove the foil and cook about another 15 minutes to brown the top. The cooking time may vary as you do not want it to be dry. You want to make sure the dressing stays moist.
Great stuffed in a bell pepper too.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #7
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I grew up eating this at every holiday, but have NEVER run across anyone outside of my family that makes/eats it! Give me a shout out if you do!
never even heard of it..can you provide a description, please?
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:57 AM   #8
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Please can someone share what to do with brussel sprouts. I have never made them and got them to make for Thanksgiving. TIA!!

I make our family tradition that we call baked corn...may be referred to as corn pudding.

2 cans creamed corn
1 can pet milk
3 eggs
3 T sugar
3 T flour

Mix and pour in greased dish. Put several pats (dabs or thin slices) of butter on top and bake at 350* for 45 minutes.
I make something very similar. And it is my BIL's absolute favorite. I think my favorite is my SIL's potato salad.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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A hot potato with the skin on it.

And salt.

Lots and lots of salt.


Wash it and toss it in the oven until it's done.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:03 PM   #10
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A hot potato with the skin on it.

And salt.

Lots and lots of salt.


Wash it and toss it in the oven until it's done.
This...nothing better!
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:39 PM   #11
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Broccoli Casserole

2- 10 oz. pkg of frozen chopped broccoli
1 can cream of broccoli soup
1 egg
1 cup mayo
2 cups shredded cheese
1/2 stick of butter
2 cups pepperidge farm stuffing mix

Heat broccoli according to directions on package and drain. Mix egg, soup, mayo and broccoli in baking dish. Top with cheese. Coat stuffing mix with softened butter and sprinkle over cheese topping. Heat uncovered at 350 for 25 minutes.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #12
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This is by far my favorite.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2...d-cranberries/
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Green English peas
Chopped green onion
chopped pickles
pimentos
finely chopped cheddar cheese
chopped black olives
Miracle Whip or Mayo (the topic of at least ONE major argument as to which is better)

Mix and chill

Cant say I love it, but my dad does and it's a tradition passed down from his G'ma.
I have had this many times...they sell it in the delis, and I like it. mayo all the way. But for T-day, it's not something we have. Usually a 7 layer salad, yes, but not the pea salad.

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Ok, never have heard of it being called pet milk and gag........that name is as bad as muscle milk!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:26 PM   #14
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Broccoli Casserole

2- 10 oz. pkg of frozen chopped broccoli
1 can cream of broccoli soup
1 egg
2 cups shredded cheese
1/2 stick of butter
2 cups pepperidge farm stuffing mix

Heat broccoli according to directions on package and drain. Mix egg, soup and broccoli in baking dish. Top with cheese. Coat stuffing mix with softened butter and sprinkle over cheese topping. Heat uncovered at 350 for 25 minutes.


Probably a dumb question, but do you make the stuffing before putting int he casserole? I'm guessing no, but I"m going to try this, so wanted to be sure.

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:53 PM   #15
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Probably a dumb question, but do you make the stuffing before putting int he casserole? I'm guessing no, but I"m going to try this, so wanted to be sure.

Thanks!
Nope. Just toss it in butter right out of the package.

Forgot 1 cup mayo. And the cream of broccoli can be subbed with any cream soup like celery or chicken. I use whatever I have in the cupboard.
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