Skip to comments.Monthly Cooking Thread, Thanksgiving Edition, November 2019
Posted on 11/01/2019 5:28:12 PM PDT by Jamestown1630
I originally began this cooking thread because during my many years as a lurker here before signing up I greatly enjoyed the annual Thanksgiving cooking threads that I would see. (Somewhere on my hard drive, Im sure I have many Freeper recipes that were posted over the years before I officially arrived on the scene.)
Now, the holiday season is getting into gear, and Thanksgiving is on the near horizon once again. Please share with us your family favorites, traditions, and your memories of this very American of holidays.
Weve noted many times before that people really dont like Thanksgiving to change - we enjoy, and enjoy looking forward to, the traditional family specialties that we have always relished on that day. But I encountered a potato recipe that some of you might find interesting as a slight change-up to your annual fare - (and who said you can have only one kind of potato dish, anyway?)
Here, Chef John of Food Wishes, presents his rendition of Potatoes Romanoff:
My husband and I were thrilled with the first wet-brined turkey that we made many years ago but that was before we discovered dry-brining. We have used the Russ Parsons method for several years now, and it results in the best turkeys that weve roasted.
Here is the Parsons Method (also known as 'The Judy Bird'):
I recently lost a very stubborn 15 pounds that always seem to creep up on me over time, by following a very low-carb diet. One of my favorite dishes for Thanksgiving is the ubiquitous Green Bean Casserole, and we found this recipe from 'Dot2Trot' for a low-carb version. Havent tried it yet, but it looks more promising than a lot of others we have seen. (As of the last time she posted the numbers, Dot had lost 145 pounds on the low-carb diet, and her website and YouTube channel have a lot of really good recipes):
(The painting at the start of this post is entitled Home for Thanksgiving', and was painted by Anna Mary Robertson - Grandma - Moses):
This month: Thanksgiving! Please post your favorite dishes, traditions, and memories.
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Guy living on my own right now. Thanksgiving Dinner? Trader Joe’s Turkey and Stuffing en Croute. Includes gravy and cranberry sauce. Yum. Plus Costco Scalloped Potatoes - eeeeyumeeee - and I’m not cooking all day.
Candied sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping!
Oh Yes! Thank you for the thread!
One of my favorite recipes is a ‘Sweet Potato Souffle’ that my Aunt used to make - with marshmallow topping:
Sweet Potato Souffle
Prepare 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes:
Boil potatoes in their skins until done; remove skins and mash.
Preheat oven to 350.
Scald: 1 C. milk
½ C. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 T. butter
1 tsp. nutmeg
and the potatoes. Beat until fluffy.
Separate 2 eggs. Beat yolks and add to the potato mixture.
Add: ½ C. raisins, and stir in well.
Beat the 2 egg whites until stiff, and fold into 1st. mixture.
Pour into greased baking dish.
Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes, or until knife comes out clean. When done, top with marshmallows and brown briefly under broiler.
(Usually I make the potatoes the night before, and dont bother separating the eggs.)
LOL! I’m afraid it did...
Maybe you should make some friends, to share that bounty with you :-)
Looks like Thanksgiving will be at my house this year. Looking forward to seeing these recipes. Thanks.
Next year I will keep my lettuce under cover and I think it will be fine for Thanksgiving. Fresh picked lettuce is such a treat. Trying to grow it hydroponically now.
We’re in an apartment, and have tried growing on the balcony, but it’s just too hot. We’ve got one of those ‘Aerogarden’ thingies, but have so far only tried herbs. I’ve been wondering how it might work with lettuces.
Snowflakes are triggered.
That sounds delicious!
I'm doing this in Mason jars in a closed off bedroom at about 65 degrees.....just for fun...but it's working.
‘Snowflakes’ need to grow up.
For the first time in 45 years I am not cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Hubby and I decided to go to local casino resort for Thanksgiving...all you can eat tacos...then come back on Friday, cook a turkey and fixings for us, and watch the Apple Cup.
I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner but lately it feels less appreciated.
Have a good time!
It is. But when I’ve served it at parties, I’ve learned that some people just don’t like raisins. (???)
I think the raisins really ‘make’ it, but it’s very good even without them.
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