Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thanksgiving is almost here

Looks like Thanksgiving is almost upon us. So I have been perusing the web for recipes, old and new. I like this dish and may just have to make it for myself. At I found the great green bean casserole with a few suggestions. If you go to www. you will forward to see the green bean recipe. Here is their recipe.
Green Bean Casserole
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or 25% Less Sodium)
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. soy sauce
Dash ground black pepper
4 cups cooked cut green beans 1 1/3 cups French's® French Fried Onions
MIX soup, milk, soy, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in 1 1/2-qt. casserole.
BAKE at 350°F. for 25 min. or until hot.
STIR . Sprinkle with remaining onions. Bake 5 min.
Serves 6
For a change of pace, substitute 4 cups cooked broccoli flowerets for the green beans.
For a creative twist, stir in 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese with soup. Omit soy sauce. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup additional Cheddar cheese when adding the remaining onions.
For a heartier mushroom flavor, substitute Campbell's® Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup for Cream of Mushroom Soup. Omit soy sauce.
There are alot of other ideas for side dishes and variations to make a change up this year. Try it out.
Many of us may be cooking for 1/2 folks rather than a large crowd. So here are some ideas to make your meal enjoyable even if not so big. This was posted at by Rita.
1. Buy either a turkey leg, thigh, or breast - which ever meat you prefer the best and cook in the crockpot. The meat is nice and juicy and tender.
2. I like cornbread stuffing with my turkey. I usually just buy the Stove Top kind and add sauted onions & celery to it. Put in small casserole dish and bake. (For 1 or 2 just make half the box)
3. Small can of Bush's baked beans, add some bacon and onions to this, put in small casserole dish and bake.
4. Mashed potatoes - boil 1 potato, mash up with some butter and cream. (or the lazy way and make some instant potatoes)
5. Either make some homemade gravy or buy a jar of gravy to pour over those potatoes and drizzle on the turkey.
6. Frozen vegetables - I usually have several kinds on hand. Microwave a serving of your favorite kind, say broccoli or cauliflower & melt some cheese on it to make it extra special for the day.
7. Make a salad - lots of good salad recipes on the recipe index.
8. Buy a couple fresh dinner rolls from your local bakery.
9. Dessert - most deli's or grocery stores have individual pieces of pies, cakes, cheesecakes. Buy your favorite kind & don't forget the cool whip.
10. Just about forgot the cranberries. If you like the fresh ones, cook up just part of the bag, they are really easy to make just follow the directions on the bag. Or buy a can of the cranberry sauce.

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