I don't often cook, but occasionally something will pop out of the kitchen...
Simple Thanksgiving time!
Basic Roasted Turkey wrote: 1 Whole turkey, cleaned
3/4 cups butter (1 1/2 sticks, reduce to 1/2 cup if using stuffing)
Preheat oven to 325f. Stuff turkey if desired. When stuffing, remember to leave room for expansion. Fold the wingtips behind the shoulders. Secure leg ends together. Place turkey, breast up, on a baking rack in a tray. Melt 1/4 cup butter and brush over the turkey. Place 1/2 cup butter in the body cavity (if stuffing the turkey, place 1/4 cup butter in the bottom of the pan). Place in the oven. Do not cover. Baste every hour. Cook until an internal meat temperature of 165f is reached (15-20 minutes per pound).
Simple Cranberry Sauce wrote: 1 Orange
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
12 oz fresh cranberries
Grate the orange peel. If you desire more orange flavor, juice the rest of the orange and substitute for some of the water, otherwise give it to the kids or something. Mix all ingredients in a pot then heat on high until a boil is reached. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until about half the cranberries have broken. Remove from heat and chill before serving.
Ranch Mashed Potatoes wrote: 5 pounds unpeeled raw potatoes, washed and cubed
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup ranch dressing
Salt and pepper to taste
Boil potatoes until soft (about 25 minutes). Drain. Add butter, milk, ranch and seasonings. Mash and stir until smooth.
Green Beans with Almonds wrote: 1 pound cut green beans
2 oz. slivered almonds
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Cook the green beans in boiling water for about five minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside. In a large skillet saute the almonds and garlic in the oil until golden brown. Add green beans. Continue to saute until beans are warm through and beginning to brown. Remove from heat and serve.
Classic Biscuits wrote: 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening, butter or margarine
3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450f. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in the shortening. Add milk and stir until well mixed. Using a soup spoon, portion onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
Pumpkin Pie wrote: Crust:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons cold water
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
Preheat oven to 425f. Mix flour, salt and oil until even. Sprinkle cold water in while continuing to mix. Form into a ball and press into the bottom of a pie pan and up the sides. Trim any extra with a butter knife. Mix filling ingredients well then pour into pie pan with crust. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350f and bake another 45 minutes. Place on a cooling rack and let stand until room temperature.
Note: canned pumpkin can be replaced with freshly cooked. Clean a pumpkin and cube it, removing the skins. Place in a pot of water and boil for 30-45 minutes. Drain. Run through a blender. All done and ready for use or home canning.
I hope you all had a good Turkey Day! Yes, even you people who don't observe foreign holidays. 8)