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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
As many of my Canadian friends know...Thanksgiving is next week for us. Luckily I've been given that day off from work and so has my boyfriend. I'm not known for my cooking talents ..but seeing this will be both of our first time away from our families for the holidays I would like to surprise him and cook up a nice Thanksgiving dinner.

If you have any good meal ideas..I need all the help I can get!
post #2 of 21
Well, I generally don't make the turkey but as my mum is sick this year, it will be my big sis and me doing it I think. SHe has a GREAT recipe for cream cheese and garlic mashed potatoes. I can get it if you want it. But you will never have just plain old mashed potatoes again!

There is also this thing I wanted to try with Turkey this year that Thanksgiving afficionados swear by. But I can't remember what its called. I will try to remember but its all in how you prepare the bird for a couple days beforehand if I recall.

WIll let you know if I do!! Good luck! I am sure it will be perfect. Though you may not want to do up a turkey if its just the two of you. You would have leftovers for a month! I have a good recipe for Turkey Tetrazini too.. I almost love that more than the turkey day itself..Now I am hungry.
post #3 of 21
I always follow the instruction from the Butterball website for my turkey and it always comes out great!

I have a recipe for a REALLY evil potato cheese casserole if you are interested and always have many recipes for desserts. My chocolate chip cream cheese brownies are always a hit and easy!
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
I always follow the instruction from the Butterball website for my turkey and it always comes out great!

I have a recipe for a REALLY evil potato cheese casserole if you are interested and always have many recipes for desserts. My chocolate chip cream cheese brownies are always a hit and easy!
Both recipes sound YUMMY.....esp that cream cheese brownie recipe....(Gee, I`m getting hungry already!) Please do post or email them....I`m always looking for something new and different to try on my gang.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Sure, go ahead and PM me with any recipes...I want to impress Jeff
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
There is also this thing I wanted to try with Turkey this year that Thanksgiving afficionados swear by. But I can't remember what its called. I will try to remember but its all in how you prepare the bird for a couple days beforehand if I recall.
You mean brining? Brining makes the turkey SOOOO good.

Also, forget this PMing of recipes. Post, POST!!!
post #7 of 21
Yes, thanks!!! That's it. I will look it up and see what it entails. I hear it makes 1000 times better a difference.

K, I will ask my sis for the recipe and post it here.
post #8 of 21
You can bake a turkey breast for just the 2 of you. I inject it with melted butter and garlic and then coat it with butter on the outside. I then bake it for 45 min. longer than the directions say and place it breast side down. This makes it fall apart and very juicy!!


ALso if you like green beans:
Take a few cans of green beans, and an onion. Pan fry them. Cook a lb. of bacon. Then layer the beans in a cassarole dish, crumble the bacon and place a layer ontop of the beans. Slice some velveeta cheese and place a layer ontop of the bacon. Continue until all ingredients are gone. Place in oven to melt cheese and enjoy!!!!!
post #9 of 21
This is probably one of the most fattening dishes you could possibly make, but it is delicious!


1 bag frozen hash browns
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 diced onion
1 16 oz carton sour cream
1 8 oz pkg of shredded cheddar cheese
1 stick melted margarine

mix all together in spread in greased 13 X 9 pan

Topping

1/2 stick melted margarine
1 cup bread crumbs

mix together and sprinkle on top

Bake at 350 degree of 1 hour, 15 minutes
post #10 of 21
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/2 c. sugar
2 1/2 t. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 (20 oz.) pkgs. prepared chocolate chip cookie dough

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and eggs until smooth. Press one pkg. of cookie dough onto the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch baking pan. Pour the filling over the dough.

Slice the other dough pkg. into 1/4 inch rounds. Flatten the slices between you hands (spraying hands with pam makes this easy). Place on top of the filling, covering as much as you can (you don't have to cover the entire surface).

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting.
post #11 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbbysMom
This is probably one of the most fattening dishes you could possibly make, but it is delicious!


1 bag frozen hash browns
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 diced onion
1 16 oz carton sour cream
1 8 oz pkg of shredded cheddar cheese
1 stick melted margarine

mix all together in spread in greased X pan

Topping

1/ stick melted margarine
1 cup bread crumbs

mix together and sprinkle on top

Bake at 350 degree of 1 hour, 15 minutes

MAKE IT WITH BUTTER INSTEAD OF MARAGARINE THE TASTE IS MUCH BETTER!!!!!
post #12 of 21
Go on epicurious.com they have many, many recipes!!! And review on them too!!
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by catherine
You can bake a turkey breast for just the 2 of you. I inject it with melted butter and garlic and then coat it with butter on the outside. I then bake it for 45 min. longer than the directions say and place it breast side down. This makes it fall apart and very juicy!!
Ever combined brining AND injecting? Mmm, soooooo good. I have a turkey in my freezer that really should be eaten ... mmm, turkey.
post #14 of 21
I just read and printed off your recipes....and my mouth is literally watering!
THANKS!!!
post #15 of 21
well as i am a qualified cheif ill have alook in some of my recipe books for u and if i find any think of use ill post it. Yvonne
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by evnshawn
Ever combined brining AND injecting? Mmm, soooooo good. I have a turkey in my freezer that really should be eaten ... mmm, turkey.
What is brining?

I love baked turkey and chicken!!
post #17 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by catherine
What is brining?

I love baked turkey and chicken!!
Brining is when you soak the meat in a salty solution for a period of time before you cook it. You soak it for the right amount of time (turkey is 24 hours in the fridge, IIRC), then you let it dry in the fridge so that the skin can still get crispy, then you cook it.
post #18 of 21
A little late chiming in, but....

Here's the pumpkin pie recipe I use:

http://www.eaglebrand.com/detail.asp?rid=696

Also, for a bit of a change, perhaps some cranberry relish? My supervisor just sent me this recipe. She's a great cook, so I whipped up a batch this morning.

Cranberry Relish

Chop one bag of cranberries. Peel and chop up one small navel orange. Combine with 1 cup sugar. Refrigerate several hours.
post #19 of 21
I get a ton of recipies of bettycrocker.com. I'm making our dinner for the 2nd time. Instead of a whole turkey though I do turkey breasts since it's just the 2 of us.

My favorite holiday side dish is broccoli puff. If is very easy to make and can also be made with spinach or corn instead of broccoli (although I'm not too fond of the corn one.)

Broccoli Puff:
Ingredients:
2- 10oz packages of frozen chopped broccoli
1cp Bisquick
1cp Milk
2 eggs
1/2tsp salt
1cp shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz) although I always add some extra, love cheese!

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350
2. Butter 5 1/2cp souffle dish or 1 1/2qt caserole dish
3. Cook broccoli as directed on package. Drain.
4. Beat baking mix, milk, eggs, and salt with hand beater untill smooth.
5. Stir in broccoli and cheese.
6. Pour into dish.
7. Bake untill knife inserted halfway comes out clean., approximately 1hr. Serve immeditely.
post #20 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbbysMom
This is probably one of the most fattening dishes you could possibly make, but it is delicious!


1 bag frozen hash browns
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 diced onion
1 16 oz carton sour cream
1 8 oz pkg of shredded cheddar cheese
1 stick melted margarine

mix all together in spread in greased 13 X 9 pan

Topping

1/2 stick melted margarine
1 cup bread crumbs

mix together and sprinkle on top

Bake at 350 degree of 1 hour, 15 minutes

That sounds GOOOOOOD...
post #21 of 21
MMMMMMM so many delicious recipes!
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