Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving recipes

This year for Thanksgiving I made a gluten free dressing along with regular dressing. The gluten free dressing didn't have a lot of flavor--so I think next year I'll try to find a recipe.  I made two gluten free chocolate pies with gluten free crusts. The pies were regular recipes I just subbed gf all purpose baking mix. The first one I made was from November Country Living. It had bittersweet , semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips. It was a very firm pie. The second one was this one: .
 I used a gf crust and this pie was wonderful-- it shifted in transport so it looked horrible--but tasted like chocolate heaven. :-)

The following recipe my  mom always made for family get togethers and Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Just writing that made me miss my mom.  I thought maybe this was a family recipe but my aunt said it was not. I'm pretty sure my mom used -Stephenson's Apple Orchard Green Rice recipe. Her recipe is a little different, down below is the original.

Green Rice
3 cups cooked rice
1 lb Velveeta Cheese--- I using sharp cheddar next time I make it,
half an onion chopped onion
2 beaten eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup oil-- I use butter
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Combine rice, cheese, onion,  garlic in a 2 quart casserole. Blend rest of ingredients and mix into rice. Bake at 350ยบ for about 45 minutes to the consistency of a soft custard.
This is the original recipe from the restaurant

Green Rice (makes 10 servings)

3 c. cooked rice
1 c. chopped parsley
1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
14 1/2oz. can evaporated milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 Tb. salt
1/2 tsp. EACH Seasoned salt, pepper
1/4 tsp. Ac'cent
juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
Mix first 5 ingredient in greased 2 Qt. casserole. Blend rest and mix into rice. Sprinkle w/ paprika, bake @ 350 about 45 min. until like a soft custard.
From page 43 of the Stephenson's cook book (1999 printing):

I also made her 

Apple Salad
Apples grated or chopped (with the peel still on)
mini marshmallows  (taste good without too)
pecans- the more the better
whipped cream (my mom used cool whip we use the canned spray it's best to put a little on and add the rest right before eating)

and the last recipe of my mom's is

Honey Butter
softened butter
mix together and enjoy. 
(My mom added powdered sugar)

I also make a cheesy green bean casserole --we found a recipe in an old cookbook and changed it.

Cheesey Green Bean Casserole
 3-4 cans French green beans
my uncanned condensed soup  x 2 (from the LLL cookbook)
onions chopped
4 oz. grated cheese
salt and pepper
Butter a casserole pan added beans
after making the soup stir in cheese and onions, pour over beans and bake 30-45 minutes. 

I have a dairy-free daughter and one who likes the following:

Fresh (or frozen) Garlic Green Beans
Slightly steam or stir-fry green beans  
add olive oil or butter
couple gloves of minced garlic

This is my sister-in-law making her famous turkey gravy.

What is your favorite family recipe?

1 comment:

BumbleBeeLane said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! We stayed home and hubby's family came. Warm Blessings! Amy