Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Recipes

I made a few sides for our small group Thanksgiving gathering and I thought that I would post them so that others could enjoy them. =D

Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

1 (14 oz) Package of Corn Bread Stuffing Mix
1 pound Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
2 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
1 cooked turkey liver, finely chopped (optional)
1 can (14.5 oz)  of or chicken broth or turkey stock
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degree C).
In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onions over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until evenly browned. Add the celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to blend flavors.
Pour sausage mixture over bread in a large bowl. Mix in chopped apples, dried cranberries, parsley, and liver. Drizzle with turkey stock and melted butter, and mix lightly. Spoon into 13x9 baking pan. Cook for 30-40 minutes covered.
Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
4 cups sweet potato, cubed  or 1 (40 oz) can of Yams
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Put sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash. If you are using the can of Yams, just drain the syrup.
In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes (yams), white sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.

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