anyway, main course...
cornbread - rolls - day ahead mashed potatoes (recipe follows) - sweet potatoes - carrots (recipe follows) - green bean casserole - traditional bread stuffing - quinoa and wild rice stuffed squash - cranberry sauce and quorn with veggie gravy...
Day Ahead Mashed Potatoes
courtesy of Grandma Jeffrey
(i dont know where she got it from, but i did find a number of similar recipes on the web. but i got it from grandma, so there...)
3lbs cooked potatoes, peeled
1 small package cream cheese (3 or 4 oz is fine), cut in small pieces
1/4 c butter, cut in small pieces
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c chopped onions (i used sweet onion)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
mash potatoes until smooth (any method - potato masher, ricer, beaters, whatever)
add cream cheese, butter and sour cream and beat until mixed
in a seperate bowl, mix together milk, eggs, onion, salt & pepper.
add milk mixture to potatoes and beat until fluffy.
place in buttered casserole dish and refridgerate overnight.
bake uncovered at 350° for 45 minutes. it will puff up and edges will brown slightly.
courtesy of my mom
(i'm sure she also got it from somewhere, but i got it from her, so...)
2 lbs carrots, peeled and cut into small pieces
1/4 c canola oil
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1 green pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 can tomato soup
boil carrots in water 10-15 mins and drain.
combine remaining ingredients and add to carrots.
heat on stove over med heat - stirring often - until warm.
(could also refridgerate overnight and heat the next day)