Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thanksgiving Recipes

Mom's Stuffing
Saute in a cube of butter:
1 onion
4-5 celery stalks
one container of sliced mushrooms (optional)
In another frying pan, cook up one package of sausage

In a large bowl mix 1 large bag pre-made stuffing breadcrumbs (no flavor added)
Add celery and onions and sausage. Stir together with 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans or pecan halves (I like them in bigger pieces)
Pour one can of chicken stock and more melted butter if it looks dry Season with salt and pepper and sage. Stir all together, taste it to make sure the seasoning is correct.
Bake it at 350 for 30-45 minutes.
(Call me if you have questions)

Apple Pie
You need 2 pie crusts (I use Martha Stewart's Pate Brisee recipe)
In a bowl mix about 8-10 peeled and sliced apples ( I like to use Granny Smith)
add 1/4 cup flour 1/2 -3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and 1/2 cube melted butter, mix it well so everything is combined. Dump it into the pie shell and cover it with second pie crust. Make sure you vent it. Brush the top crust with 1 beaten egg and 2 Tbs, milk. Bake for about 45 minutes at 375 or until crust is golden brown. Check on it throughout the baking time, you may need to cover the edges with foil.

There are also some good recipes on that may explain things better. I don't really follow a recipe for apple pie so I am kind of guessing on this.

Cranberry Sauce
1 bag fresh cranberries
1 whole orange peel and all
1 whole apple (take out the seeds)
1 cup sugar
Blend in a food processor until it is the right consistency


Rachel said...

You're a champ, Alicia. Seriously, you're my hero - gonna miss your food this week!

Paula said...

Thank you, you rock! You have saved me from what quite possibly could have been a Thanksgiving disater. Really, thanks for your help.