Saturday, November 22, 2008

Final Thanksgiving Menu

Smoked Salmon
Smoked Bratwurst
Sweet Potato Casserole
Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Fruit Salad
Light and Zesty Coleslaw
DRINK: Apple Peach Sunrise
DESSERT: Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

4 T. Butter
2/3 C. Brown Sugar
16 oz. Can Sliced Pineapples
Maraschino Cherries
2 T. Pineapple Syrup from canned pineapple
Melt butter in 9x13 baking dish, add brown sugar, and syrup. Arrange pineapple rings and cherries. Set aside while you make the batter.

2 2/3 C. Flour
1 1/2 C. Sugar
4 t. Baking Powder
1 1/3 C. Milk
1/2 C. Butter
2 Eggs
2 t. Vanilla
Combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Add milk, butter, eggs and vanilla. Beat on low until blended. Beat on medium 1 minute. Spoon over topping mixture in pan. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Light and Zesty Coleslaw

16 oz. Pkg. Coleslaw Blend
2 C. Fresh Broccoli, chopped
1/4 C. Green Onions, sliced
3/4 C. Italian Dressing
1/4 C. Orange Marmalade
1/4 t. Celery Seed
11 oz. Can Mandarin Oranges, drained

In large bowl, combine coleslaw blend, broccoli and onions; stir gently to mix.

In small bowl, combine dressing, marmalade and celery seed; blend well. Pour over coleslaw mixture; toss to coat. Add mandarin oranges; toss gently. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Thanks Kaylynn

Kaylynn is bringing sodas, rolls, and sweet potatoes!! I am especially excited about the sweet potatoes! I didn't plan on making these because I didn't think anyone else really wanted them until Kaylynn suggested them! Yay!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cherry Glazed Turkey

Cherry Glazed Turkey
2 T. Sage
1 t. Salt
1/2 t. Pepper
1 Whole Turkey (12#)
1/2 C. Cherry Jam
1/4 C. Ruby Port

Heat oven to 325. Mix sage, salt and pepper; rub into turkey skin. Rub salt on the
inside cavity of the bird. Fasten neck skin of turkey with skewer.
Tuck legs under band of skin at tail or tie together with heavy string.

Place turkey on rack in shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Cover turkey loosely with
foil; roast 3 hours. Meanwhile, mix preserves and port, set aside.

Uncover turkey. Roast 45 minutes to an hour and half more, brushing turkey with glaze
frequently, until thermometer reads 180 and legs move easily with lifted or twisted.
Remove stuffing from oven after 40-50 minutes of baking time.
Place turkey on warm platter; cover with foil to keep warm. Let stand 15-20 minutes
for easiest carving.

For a larger turkey:
15-22 pounds 3 1/2 - 4 hours
22-24 pounds 4 - 4 1/2 hours
24-29 pounds 4 1/2 - 5 hours

These times are for UNSTUFFED birds, and are just guidelines, not strict times, you need to cook your bird until the thermometer reads 180 degrees. DO NOT UNDER COOK YOUR BIRD!

Thank You Suzi

Suzi has offered to bring pumpkin cheesecake for thanksgiving. That will give some choices for dessert. Thank You

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thanksgiving Menu- First Edition ;0)

OK. Here's the first edition to the Thanksgiving Menu, the month is still early, I'm sure it will change. I will start posting recipes for these items shortly.

Cherry Glazed Turkey
Smoked Salmon
Smoked Brauts
Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing- My SIL is making this, her recipe sounds yummy, I'll ask for permission to post.
Cranberry Sauce
Fruit Salad
Light and Zesty Coleslaw
DRINK- Apple Peach Sunrise
DESSERT- Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Vanilla Ice cream.

Chocolate and Peanutbutter Chip Banana Muffins

I didn't get any pictures of these super yummy muffins because we ate them up so diggidy dang fast!!

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Banana Muffins:
2 1/2 C. Flour
1 t. Baking soda
1/2 t. Salt
1/2 C. Chocolate Chips
1/2 C. Peanut Butter Chips
1/2 C. Margarine
1 C. Sugar
2 Eggs
3 Bananas, smashed
1 t. Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and chips, set aside.

Mix together margarine and sugar until fluffy, beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in
bananas and vanilla.

Slowly mix in powdered ingredients, mix until well blended.
Bake 415-20 minutes.

mmmmmmmmm Oh So Yummy