12.02.2007

thanksgiving part 2

i think thanksgiving was too much for all of us.. i've notice that i'm not alone in my lack of posting - a number of the blogs i read have been light on posts since thanksgiving... are we all cooked-out???

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...

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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.


Carrots
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)

2 comments:

roopa said...

So you noticed that I've been posting all my Thanksgiving recipes and nothing new! My reason is that 1) my mom made a ton of food for me and my brother to take with us and 2) I've had a ton of dinner and lunch meetings for work so I haven't had the need to cook (because I had mommy's yummy food!)

But I have been making cupcakes, because you can never have enough cupcakes.

jg2424jg said...

The carrots... also from Grandma Jeffrey

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