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These delicious rolls are my favorite, but below is a list of our family favorites for the big feast. If you need any help, or you’re looking for certain recipes just ask. You can either leave a comment or email me on my contact page. I will try to answer your questions as quickly as possible. I’ve been a bit behind lately. My favorite Dad had another heart attack, and scared us all silly. I don’t care how old we get . . . “we will always need our Dads!”
We don’t do anything fancy, but I thought I could share our favorite Thanksgiving Day recipes with you again. Hopefully, you will see something you would like to add to your family dinner.
OUR THANKSGIVING DAY MENU
Turkey and Brown Sugar Glazed spiral cut ham
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Green Beans with Crispy Bacon
Spinach Salad with swiss cheese, bacon, mandarin oranges and carmelized almonds
served with Poppy Seed Dressing.
Toasted Marshmallow yams and apples in Caramel Sauce
Pomegranate Apple Almond Crunch Salad
Raspberry Pretzel Salad
Pie and Ice Cream
*Click on the links below the pictures for the recipes*
Spiral Cut Ham (not pictured) I like Cook’s Brand or Paula Deen’s with the Brown Sugar Packet
Stuffing recipe below
Pumpkin Chiffon Pie . . . Recipe will be posted soon!
It’s my husband’s fav.
Turkey Gravy is so simple to make:
This is what I do. Taste and Season your turkey juices. It might just need salt and pepper. Bring your turkey juice to a rolling boil. I like to use cornstarch as a thickener. Take a couple of Tablespoons of cornstarch and place in a bowl. Now, use about 1/2 cup of COLD Water and stir this water into your cornstarch until well blended. Take a wire Whip, and slowly add the cornstarch mixture to your juice that is boiling. Don’t quit whisking, and make sure you slowly adding the cornstarch mixture. Keep in mind that you might not need to add all of the cornstarch mixture. You might need more, if you are making a lot of gravy! When the gravy seems to be the right thickness for you, don’t add anymore. If you happen to get it too thick, just add a bit of Chicken Broth….not water to your pan.
Mom’s Stuffing Recipe:
1 1/2 cups diced celery
1 cup finely chopped sweet onion like vadalia
1 cup butter
16 ounce bag of dry bread cubes…we like Pepperidge Farm or Home Pride
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon pepper….I use more
Enough Chicken Broth or Stock to moisten as desired.
*We like our stuffing crispy not soggy, so add enough broth for the tastes of your family.
Saute celery and onion in butter in a large skillet. Combine with bread cubes and seasonings; toss lightly. Add enough broth to moisten as desired. *Note: I don’t stuff my turkey, since I always do the crockpot Turkey Breasts. I put the stuffing into a buttered/greased glass baking dish, and place it in the oven lower rack until it is golden brown on the bottom. Then I toss it around a bit, and place back into the oven to brown it some more. I use a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until it is has nice crispy pieces throughout the stuffing.