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Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

November 17, 2013

in Lake Geneva

I know we did a blog recently on Thanksgiving Traditions and Trivia, and we mentioned that in addition to the food we serve, we should really focus on the people who share our Holiday Table with us.  However today, what if we focus on the food for a bit?  I don’t know about you, but we love Thanksgiving and all the fixins’ that go along with it…and it is in that spirit that we have posted some recipes for you.

Who knows? Maybe you will start a tradition where you try one new (but easy) recipe every year.

Do you have a favorite dish you make every year?  If you would like to share it, send it to us and perhaps we can post it for you and let others try it as well.

Below are just a few easy recipes; if you try them, send us a photo for us to post on our facebook page!

Cranberry Sauce

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“This basic homemade cranberry sauce is the perfect topping for Thanksgiving turkey.”
12 ounces cranberries
1 cup white sugar
1 cup orange juice

In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries and cook until the cranberries start to pop (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and place sauce in a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

Candied Sweet Potatoes
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“Sweet potatoes are parboiled and then baked with a sweet sauce of margarine, brown sugar, marshmallows, cinnamon and nutmeg.”

4 pounds sweet potatoes, quartered
1 1/4 cups margarine
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
ground cinnamon to taste
ground nutmeg to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until slightly underdone, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and peel.
3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine margarine, brown sugar, 2 cups marshmallows, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted.
4. Stir potatoes into marshmallow sauce. While stirring mash about half of the potatoes, and break the others into bite-sized chunks. Transfer to prepared dish.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cover top evenly with remaining marshmallows. Return to oven and bake until marshmallows are golden brown.
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 12

Famous No Coffee Pumpkin Latte

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“You won’t miss the coffee in this creamy and satisfying pumpkin and spice latte. For a special treat, top with whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg. “
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 quart milk
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1. Combine pumpkin, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a large saucepan over medium heat. Use a whisk to blend well. Heat to a simmer; do not boil.
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4
Quick Yeast Rolls
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“Preparing the batter for these dinner rolls made with egg and shortening is quick, but allow time for the dough to rise twice.”
2 tablespoons shortening
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup hot water
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease 8 muffin cups.
2. In a large bowl, mix the shortening, sugar, and hot water. Allow to cool until lukewarm, and mix in the yeast until dissolved. Mix in the egg, salt, and flour. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size.
3. Divide the dough into the prepared muffin cups, and allow to rise again until doubled in size.
4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Ready In: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Servings: 8

There you have just a few simple and easy recipes…..and I don’t know about you but right now I can hardly wait till Thanksgiving.

If you are pooped and worn out after all the prep work and entertaining and clean up that went into your Thanksgiving meal, and need a break before the frenzy of Christmas begins, give us a call at 262-275-3322 and book a quick romantic weekend getaway to Lazy Cloud.  We promise to send you home relaxed, refreshed and renewed for the rest of the Holiday Season.

Please tell us your favorite Thanksgiving recipes in the comment section.  We would love to share more great dishes!

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