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Old 10-24-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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Well its offical I'm in charge of Thanksgiving Dinner

Well this will be my first year making Thanksgiving Dinner. Mom passed away the first of this year so I will now be the one to make it. Oh how I miss her. Many years ago....probably 15 I tackled cooking my first turkey in the oven for a Super Bowl Party I had......mom talked me through it though. I know I can't make a lot of her dishes like she did so I was thinking maybe I would include some different dishes we wouldn't normally eat. Would you guys care to share your favorite Thanksgiving dish that you make every year. Please include the recipe. Thanks!!

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Old 10-24-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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Sizz, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

There's a ton of recipes under "Chicken, Turkey" for doing your bird, and under "Vegetables" there's a thread about sides for the Big Day.

here's what I posted under the latter for a start:

Cranberry Orange Relish

1 pkg fresh cranberries (12 oz)
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups boiling water
2 small or 1 large package cranberry or other red Jello mix
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1-1/2 cups cold water
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts

Chop cranberries finely in food processor, mix with sugar, set aside.
Add cinnamon and make the Jello using the water amounts. Refrigerate until thickened - about 90 minutes - then stir in cranberries, oranges, and nuts. Spoon into a 6-cup mold, cover, and back in the fridge for at least four hours.

Unmold for 12 servings.
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:10 PM   #3
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Grandma's BEST Broccoli Casserole

This is an absolute MUST - it alway makes GREAT leftovers! I usually triple the recipe - we have about 15-20 and there is usually a little leftover for breakfast the next morning 8)

Grandma’s Broccoli Casserole

• 1 pkg. frozen broccoli
• 1 can French fried onion rings
• 1 C cashews nuts (broken)
• 1 can cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
• 3 Tbs. liquid from broccoli
• 1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese

Cook broccoli according to directions, drain and save liquid. Put broccoli in bottom of buttered casserole dish and layer as follows:

Onion rings, cashew nuts, cream of mushroom soup that has been mixed with broccoli liquid and pour over all. Top with cheddar cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes or until bubbly.
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:12 PM   #4
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Wow, elf. I think even I could eat this, and I hate broccoli.
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it's absolutely wonderful mudbug!!!!! someone a long time ago said they were going to try a combination cauliflower and broccoli - don't know how that ever turned out!
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:16 PM   #6
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Now you're pushin it. Cooked broccoli AND cauliflower?
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:21 PM   #7
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LOL, Mudbug - Did you ever try the roasted broc and cauliflower - please, please try it!
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I agree marmalady - roasted broccoli and cauliflower are GREAT! Some of my son's friend's do NOT like broccoli but they will eat it roasted.

LOL mudbug - sowwy!!!!
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:32 PM   #9
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LOL, Mudbug - Did you ever try the roasted broc and cauliflower - please, please try it!
I WILL try this, just because it's you recommending it (and thanks for that roasting chart if I didn't thank you before). (whispering to self, "don't be afraid, the nice lady in Charleston is there to help....")
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:41 PM   #10
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[quote="mudbug"]Cranberry Orange Relish

My mom used to make this every thanksgiving, its great. My daughter asked me today if I can make it this year for us.
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