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#1 Woodsylou

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    Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:22 AM

    Hi! i am from the UK, but im cooking thanksgiving dinner, and i don't really know where to start!

    can you tell me some ideas of what i should serve? so far i've got turkey, with stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. mashed potatos and some peas carrots and green beans.

    ive got bread rolls

    apple pie for dessert

    but i just wondered, is there a dish i should make with sweet potatos? or yams? what about pumpkin pie?

    are there any traditions i should be following?!

    thank you!
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    #2 Janelley100

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      Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:04 PM

      Sounds like you are off to a great start! I am from Colorado and have lived in the midwest and southern states here and there. So my take on Thanksgiving dinner is:

      Turkey
      Stuffing
      Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
      Green Bean Casserole (Greenbeans, cream of mushroom soup & French Fried onions)
      Sweet Potatoes or Yams (Cook with brown sugar & pineapple and brown a layer of marshmallows on tops when done)
      Dinner Rolls
      Pumpkin Pie
      Pecan Pie
      Apple Pie
      Homemade whip cream!

      Hope this helps! :) Good luck!

      #3 Woodsylou

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        Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:07 PM

        Thank you!

        my goodness that sweetpotato recipe sounds sweet! how exactly do i make that? and the green bean casserole? do you have a recipe?

        i am very excited!
        thank you again!
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        #4 ~Stephanie~

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          Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:07 PM

          Ususally pumpkin pie is a must, at least in our family! We do Pumpkin and a fruit pie like Apple or peach. Some families do Yams but we don't so I guess that is all about what you like and don't like. We usually do a green bean cassarole with the little onion crunchies on the top.

          Some families have dishes that are just tradition in their families that get made, we have a jello dish called Mt. Dew Salad that we always make.

          Sounds like you have a perfect list already! I'm sure you will do great! I don't think you can really go wrong with anything!

          Good Luck!
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          #5 Woodsylou

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            Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:09 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by ~Stephanie~
            Ususally pumpkin pie is a must, at least in our family! We do Pumpkin and a fruit pie like Apple or peach. Some families do Yams but we don't so I guess that is all about what you like and don't like. We usually do a green bean cassarole with the little onion crunchies on the top.

            Some families have dishes that are just tradition in their families that get made, we have a jello dish called Mt. Dew Salad that we always make.

            Sounds like you have a perfect list already! I'm sure you will do great! I don't think you can really go wrong with anything!

            Good Luck!
            do you have a recipe for that at all? sounds delish!

            thanks ladies! such a help!

            im scared about making pumpkin pie, but i want to!
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            #6 ACDCDCAC

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            Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:19 PM

            2 cans cream of mushroom soup
            2 cans green beans- fancy french cut
            2 can green beans- regular cut
            2 tsp soy sauce
            1/4 cup milk
            salt and pepper to taste
            1/2 large can french's fried onions (1/2 on the edges before baking, 1/2 all over the top before serving)

            mix green beans, soup, milk, soy sauce, s&p together in pyrex or corning wear dish, sprinkle fried onions around the outer edges. bake on 325 degrees Fahrenheit, for about 30 min, sprinkle remaining fried onions on top before serving. :)

            #7 Woodsylou

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              Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:22 PM

              my oh my, i've never heard of anything like it! its great thank you! not sure we can get all that over here, but i'll give it a go! looks great! thank you so much!
              a UK bride :)

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              #8 ACDCDCAC

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              Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:25 PM

              Here is the official recipe... which i started out with years ago.
              But i like mine better :) its been tweaked to perfection! but you can kind of play with it till its perfect for you.

              my version doesnt look like the website picture, my green beans end up much more soft and less green after baking. i dont think the picture version has actually been baked yet!

              #9 autjo

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                Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:25 PM

                I think your menu sounds great. We also always have pecan pie and sweet potato casserole.

                Sweet Potato Casserole
                Mash up sweet potatoes (usually just the ones from the can)
                Mix in brown sugar and butter
                Top with marshmellows
                Bake on 350 until the marshmellows are lightly browned on top

                #10 Janelley100

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                  Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:29 PM

                  Sweet Potatoe Casserole with Pineapple

                  6 boiled & mashed sweet potatoes
                  1/2 cup brown sugar
                  1 can crushed pineapple
                  1/4 cup margarine

                  Directions:

                  Boil potatoes with skins on. Peel & mash potatoes.

                  Combine pineapple, margarine, & brown sugar. Cook over medium heat , stirring constantly until mixture boils for 1 minute. Reserve enough of the mixture to cover top of casserole.

                  Combine the remainder of the mixture with the mashed sweet potatoes. Cover & bake at 325 F for 35 minutes. Take out and top with a layer of marshmallows. Return to oven for 5 minutes or just long enough to brown the marshmallows on top.

                  Serve! This is my mom's recipe and a long standing tradition!




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