Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner

1. Southern Cornbread Dressing

4 cups crumbled cornbread
2 cups dry bread
3 1/2 cups chicken stock
3 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tsp salt
1/2 black pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 tsp sage

Mixx cornbread and dry bread with the stock. Beat eggs slightly, add milk, salt, and pepper. Add to bread mixture. Then add celery, onion, and sage. Mix well. Bake in well greased pan at 375 for 30 to 40 minutes.

3. Green Bean Casserole
1 10 3/4 oz can Cream of Mushroom Soup
3/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 9 oz bags frozen green beans, thawed
1 1/3 cup French Fried onions

Mix soup, milk, and pepper in a baking dish. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup French Fried onions. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until hot.
Top with remaining 2/3 cup of onions. Bake for 5 minutes or until golden.

4. Sweet Potato Casserole
2 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 375.
Place sweet potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water and peelings will come right off.
Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients (through vanilla). Mash sweet potato mixture with a potato masher. Place mixture into an even layer in an 11 x 7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with marshmallows. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

6. Chocolate Pecan Pie
1 9 inch deep dish unbaked pie shell
2 cups pecan halves
3 large eggs, beaten
3 tbs butter, melted
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup sugar
2 tbs Jack Daniels
3 oz semisweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 375. Cover bottom of pie crust with pecans. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and melted butter. Add the corn syrup, sugar, Jack, and chocolate. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Pour mixture into pie shell over pecans and place on a heavy duty cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Lower temperature to 350 and bake for additional 25 minutes or until pie is set. Remove from oven. Let cool on rack.