Cook up a storm with our yummy recipes and Thanksgiving supplies!
Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup
This soup may be a bit time-consuming for an everyday meal, but when it comes to Thanksgiving or any other special occasion, you’ll be happy you took the time to make it. Aside from being delicious, the butternut and acorn squash soup is very healthy and, as an added bonus, is completely fat-free! It’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, and is a great source of protein. The good news is that it freezes very well, so feel free to make it in advance and freeze it to have ready on that festive occasion. Be sure to serve the soup in an attractive Soup Chafer so that your guests can serve themselves in style..
Mushroom Bread Stuffed Turkey
Steaming a mixture of sautéed vegetables combined with chunks of white bread makes for a wonderful stuffing. Packed lightly into a turkey, ready for roasting in one of our professional roasting pans, it provides that something extra-special for the Thanksgiving dinner. Some important things to keep in mind when preparing your turkey - a younger turkey is juicier and more tender. When choosing your turkey, choose one with a pop-up timer so you know when it's cooked to perfection. Refrigerated turkeys are better than frozen because they tend to be juicier. You also don't have to factor in thawing time. But if purchasing a refrigerated turkey, you need to be sure to cook it within a few days to avoid food illness.
Cranberry and Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
This dish will enhance your holiday table with the perfect fall colors. The craisins and apricots create a winning, tangy combination. Add that tang to the sweet potatoes, and you’ll have the crowd cheering. Delicious next to your stuffed Thanksgiving turkey with some cranberry relish. Prepare this dish in oven to table serveware, as it looks beautiful before it's cut and then you won't have to transfer the dish once it's been prepared.
Baked Apples with Maple Pecan Crumbs and Caramel Sauce
The combination of apples, maple and pecans is something really outstanding and I have to admit, pretty irresistible. Topped with a warm, never fail caramel topping…heaven! Serve up for dessert at your Thanksgiving dinner and you're sure to have a real hit! This recipe has a few more steps than you may want, but with an apple corer to help you out, the results you will attain will be well worth it.
Every time I bite into an apple, no matter in what form, I am reminded of and fascinated by the variety of types, tastes and applications of this one particular fruit that is available throughout the world!
On today’s menu: Apple Turnovers. They look especially attractive on a display tray, with other miniatures and will create the perfect festive look. For an even classier effect, they can be made into miniature sizes by cutting smaller dough squares and of course, use less filling in each one.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes, again? This one is very different. The roasted garlic gives it a really nice taste while the milk fluffs it up. Use these handy These will have adults and kids scrambling for doubles.
Soup- The #1 Comfort Food
When you think soup, you think warmth, and nourishment. It’s no surprise that it is the #1 comfort food. Soup can be made of just about anything and served hot, cold, blended, or chunky. What better way to start off a meal than with a nice bowl of hot soup? It is certain to keep you warm and full, especially on a chilly, winter night. Some soups are so full of nutrients that they are complete meals on their own. On the menu today –Asian beef and noodle soup, sour cream potato soup, creamy green soup, and barley broccoli soup.
Butternut Squash Pie
Just the thought of butternut squash pie makes my mouth water. A pie made from orange colored vegetable makes a wonderful side dish with a gourmet look of a delightful dessert. You can even use mini tart pans and serve individual pies to each person at your table. What better way than a squash pie, made in a quality pie pan, to brighten up your holiday meal?
Roasted Garlic Herb Potatoes
Potatoes make a perfect side dish and are just about a no-brainer. Garlic herb roasted potatoes? Now we’re talking. These garlic herb potatoes make an excellent side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, since it is a classic that goes with just about everything. The difference between good potatoes and great potatoes is the flavor, the crispiness on the outside, and the smoothness on the inside. Be sure to serve it in on a stylish serving platter that will entice your customers.
Mini Sweet Potato Turnovers
Turnovers make a great finger-food for any festive dinner. Add a slight twist to an old classic by substituting the traditional potato for sweet potato and you’ve got a real masterpiece! Cook your potatoes in a stock pot for best results.
Cranberry Minute Steak
What would a Thanksgiving meal be without a cranberry something-or-other? Combine cranberry with a good piece of meat and you’ve got yourself a delicious dish that is wonderful for your Thanksgiving meal.
This cranberry relish is not only a turkey’s best friend, it complements pork, beef, meat, chicken etc.. The pineapple adds just the right amount of sweetness to the cranberry making it a Thanksgiving dinner favorite! Serve this favorite it in an attractive gravy boat, and sit back and watch your customers enjoy their holiday meal.