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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Recipes

Here are a few of my favorite recipes, tried and tested throughout the years.

Thanksgiving Stuffing
1 bag plain stuffing
1 bag sage & onion stuffing
2 cans cream of chicken
1 pint sour cream
2-4 cans chicken broth
Sauteed onions and celery

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, using enough broth to make stuffing very moist, almost soupy. Pour into a greased baking dish. (Make sure it's not too thick or it will be mushy in the middle.) Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Sweet Potato Casserole
1 (40 oz.) can sweet potatoes, drained
3/4 C sugar
2 eggs
1/2 C milk
1/2 t salt
1/3 stick butter
1 t vanilla
1 scant t cinnamon

Mash sweet potatoes. Add other ingredients and put in a greased 9x13" baking dish.

1 C brown sugar
1 C flour
1 C chopped pecans
1/3 C butter, melted

Mix flour and sugar. Add butter and pecans. If too soft, add more flour. Spread on top of potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 45 minutes.

Pie Crust
(makes one 2-layer crust or two 1-layer crusts)
1 C flour
1 C Crisco
1 t salt
1/4 - 1/2 C cold water

Cut together flour, Crisco, and salt using a pastry cutter or two butter knives. Add cold water, the less the better, until dough is workable. Handle dough as little as possible to prevent it from warming. Roll out half of dough at a time. Turn your pie plate upside down on the dough to check the size. Fold dough in half, lift it carefully into your pie plate, and gently unfold. Cut off excess dough around edges. Fill. Prepare top crust if necessary. Brush milk on top crust and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Flute the edges. Bake according to recipe directions.


Kimberly said...

Hi new friend! :) Thanks for commenting on my blog. Four kids - it's a wonder either of us has time to keep up with these things. Looking forward to reading about your adventures too!

Theresa said...

Looks good! I make a similar sweet potato casserole, but using fresh sweet potatoes and it's a bit of a chore to boil them with skin on and then peel the skin...maybe I will try your recipe!! Thanks!

~she~ said...

@Kimberly, nice to see you!

@Theresa, oh wow...that sounds like such a chore. This way is SO easy! My SIL uses fresh potatoes for this recipe too. But I say if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Julia said...

I enjoyed your post of Thanksgiving Recipes. I am looking forward to trying your recipe for pie crust. I am already preparing my menu for Thanksgiving dinner—you can never start to early planning for the holiday! I am always in search for new recipes for Thanksgiving dinner; I like to introduce something new every year. I work for Better Recipes.com; if you are in search for holiday recipes, check out their Thanksgiving Recipes

~she~ said...

@Julia, thanks for the site! And no, it's never too early to start planning Thanksgiving dinner! I hope you like the pie crust...it won 2nd place two years in a row!