Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Thanksgiving Recipes

If you are like me, you are always looking for something different to spice up your Thanksgiving table. I will share my family's favorite recipe---Thanksgiving Day could not happen at our house without this on the table. You have to make it a day ahead, but it's so refreshing with turkey.

Cranberry Salad

1 package whole fresh cranberries
1 whole orange
1/2 peeling of orange
1 stalk celery
1/2 to 1 cup English walnuts
1 to 2 cups sugar, to your preferred taste
2 packages (small) Red Rasperry Jello

Grind the first five ingredients together. (If you do not have a grinder, chop in a food processor).
Add the sugar to the mixture, and put into Red Raspberry Jello made as directed on the package.
P.S. If you chop the fruit in a food processor, use 1 cup less water when making Jello.

Put in 9x13 Pyrex dish and put in refrigerator overnight to set.

Here's another recipe that I haven't tried, but I saw it in a magazine, and thought it sounded really good, especially if you love sweet potatoes like I do.

Apricot-Sweet Potato Mash

2-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 tablespoons margarine
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup apricot preserves
Salt and pepper to taste

Place sweet potatoes in a large pot; add enough cold water to cover by an inch. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until tender---about 15 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to pot. Add next four ingredients, and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in preserves until well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If potatoes seem a little dry, add a little more milk. Makes 8 servings.

"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name." Psalm 100:4

Happy Meal Planning!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't wait to have your yummy cranberry salad at Christmas (hope to see you at Thanksgiving too) and the sweet potato mash sounds delicious too. thanks for your great blog. love reading your insights to life and encourage by the timely scripture and your messages. keep it up.
love ya,
Em :)

p.s. sorry, I can't remember my user name or password.....need help.....Rich...... (Bryan is ROTFLOL)

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