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7 years ago  ::  Oct 13, 2007 - 8:55AM #1
ShirleyGoodness
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What is your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?
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7 years ago  ::  Oct 13, 2007 - 9:17AM #2
ShirleyGoodness
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We enjoy rutubaga and just about the only time we have it is at holiday meals.

Rutabaga

1 rutabaga cut into 1 inch cubes
1 medium onion - diced large or small  - as desired
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teasp salt
1/4 stick margarine
1 cup water

Place all in saucepan and cook until tender. Add a little bit more water if needed but not so much as to make the vegetable mushy.

When done drain water. Water may be reserved to use when making gravy.

Serve rutabaga in chunks or mash as desired.
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6 years ago  ::  Oct 22, 2007 - 1:53PM #3
MsCGheartofohio
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That sounds yummy and traditional!

For me, Thanksgiving is all about pumpkin pie.  Here's my favorite recipe:

OLD FASHIONED PUMPKIN PIE

1 large can pumpkin
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
4 eggs, well beaten
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons dark molasses
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/3 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1 unbaked pie shell

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. 
Mix all ingredients and pour into the pie shell.
Bake at 475 for 10 minutes, then reduce heat quickly to 325 degrees (reset the temperature and leave the oven door open for a minute or two).  Continue to bake at 325 for approximately 45 minutes, or until pie tests "done" - a knife blade inserted will come out clean.

Let cool and serve, refrigerate unused portion (if there's any left :)
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 15, 2007 - 6:55PM #4
MarleneEmmett5
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MsCGheartofohio:
Try making this fresh crannberry/pear relish and you'll never buy canned crannberry sauce again!

Crannberry ~ Pear Relish
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1-12 oz package,3 cups Fresh Crannberries, rinsed
2 medium sized pears,cored and cubed~ about 2 cups
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg - fresh grated if possible
1/2 teaspoon allspice
4" fresh cinnamon stick
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup orange -tangerine juice
Fresh grated rind of lemon or orange
In a 2qt saucepan bring sugar,water to boiling, stirring to disolve sugar.
Add crannberries / pears, spices and stir. Let boil, cook for 3-4 minutes till crannberries "pop"
Occasionally remove from heat, add the lime juice.
Tasting occasionally cook till it's done to your taste.
Remove from heat, let cool ~ then place in a dish cover a chill overnight if possible.**
Makes 3 1/4 cups , but the recipe can be doubled easily.

Additions:
Canned or fresh apricots
Fresh dates
Fresh figs

Serve with Turkey,Chicken
** Best made the night before or two days ahead**
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 15, 2007 - 7:15PM #5
MarleneEmmett5
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ShirleyGoodness:
I've made these mashed potatoes for the last ten years~ always got raves from hubby & friends

Golden Garlic Four Cheese Mashed Potaotes~ ***See note at bottom***
6 large heads of fresh garlic,split in half and roasted till soft
9 large Yukon Gold potatoes, cleaned,chopped ~skins left on
White pepper to taste~ fresh ground if possible
Fresh Heavy Cream or Half & Half~ 1 1/2 cups cold
Butter, unsalted, 1 stick
1/4 cup Chicken stock, salt free
Four different cheeses ~ Cheddar, Swiss, Goat & Blue Cheese~ 1 1/2 cups each,except goat, 1 small "log"
In a large stock pot, bring 3 qts water & a handful of salt to boil, add potatoes cook till fork tender.
Then drain and return to pot.
While potaotes are boiling using a box grater, grate all the Cheddar & Swiss cheese.
After you return potatoes to pot stir in some of the cream or half & half, add 1/4 stick of butter, add spices to taste.
Whip together, add the softened garlic which has been mashed to the potatoes, stir in , taste , adjust spice,
add more of the cheese,and half the liquid. Stir and taste, adjust spices, add last remaining bits of butter &
cheese . Put into a serving dish and serve.


NOTE: My best friend likes to call these potaotes "Your kick a** mashed potoates"
I'll tell you this my husband's requesting that I make them this year again!
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 15, 2007 - 7:33PM #6
MarleneEmmett5
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Ladies:
here's a refreshing summer salad that can be used anytime:

Tomato Olive Salad with Feta,onions & a Lemon/Olive oil Vinagrette
4 pints of grape tomatos~ cut in half
1 pint of Campari Vine ripened tomatos cut in quarters
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup minced fresh garlic from 5 large cloves
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
3 grinds of Black pepper ~ fresh
3/4 cup Black Greek Olives,split in half~ different kinds
Fresh Rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon minced
Fresh Thyme, Fresh Basil cut into "fine ribbons"~ 1/2 teaspoon
Low salt Feta cheese~cubed and reserved.
1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1 small red onion, sliced into thin strips
Combine in a large bowl the tomatos, & onions.
In a large jar combine the spices, olive oil,lemon juice, mustard ~ cover and shake till blended.
Pour the mixture over the tomatos/onions, add the olives,toss lightly, add dressing.
Toss and taste, adjust salt/pepper.
Add the Feta cheese, toss gently as not to break the feta.
Serve in a large bowl with fresh bread.
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 19, 2007 - 7:49PM #7
MsCGheartofohio
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Marlene, I want to eat at your house!!!

That cranberry relish sounds great - I love that it has pear in it

I like your tomato salad recipe too! I will definitely be trying it

CG
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 19, 2007 - 7:49PM #8
MsCGheartofohio
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Marlene, I want to eat at your house!!!

That cranberry relish sounds great - I love that it has pear in it

I like your tomato salad recipe too! I will definitely be trying it

CG
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 19, 2007 - 11:34PM #9
posterboy
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My better half made a salad much like yours Marlene but we like the slightly acid oval shaped Roma tomatoes.  The cranberry relish sounds good but we might try putting in pears.  We have rutabagas at Christmas and we had baked yams for thanksgiving this year which was celebrated on Oct 8.  All our thanksgiving days are on the second Monday of  October.   Usually we have pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and either mincemeat pie or plum pudding at Christmas,  but the dead turkey is the guest of honour for both feasts.  One year we had roast goose and after the fat was poured off, it might as well have been a duck for all that remained of the meat.
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 21, 2007 - 1:20PM #10
MarleneEmmett5
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[QUOTE=MsCGheartofohio;81428]Marlene, I want to eat at your house!!!

That cranberry relish sounds great - I love that it has pear in it

I like your tomato salad recipe too! I will definitely be trying it

CG[/QUOTE]
MsCGheartofohio:
Thanks for the compliment! ~ I went shopping last night for Thanksgiving and I swear I'll never relly go
food shopping again~ next year I'm going to do most of my shopping "online"
Let someone else do the delivering~ 
I got the tomato salad recipe from "The Barefoot Contessa/Ina Garten" on The Food Network channel
check local listings. Here in NYC it's on Channel 50 on Time Warner Cable.
The cranberry relish I make every year~ in fact I'm making some later on today!
If I find a recipe I like on the web I print it out~ and if I see something on TV I try to see how I can improve on it!
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