Happy Thanksgiving! From Our Table To Yours
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and we can hardly wait! Every year around this time we like to share a few of our favorite recipes with you. This time we have a few sides and soups for your Thanksgiving feast. Give one or more of these a try if you are looking for a new recipe.
1⅔ cups flour
1¼ cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped pecans
2 eggs, slightly beaten
½ cup salad oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
Sift together dry ingredients. Add nuts and mix well. Set aside. Combine remaining ingredients and add to dry ingredients. Mix just enough to blend. Pour into 9-by-5-by-3-inch pan that is greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes. There’s nothing like a warm slice of pumpkin bread to bring back the taste and smell of an autumn day.
4 tbsp. butter
1 onion, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped or thinly sliced
1 small head cauliflower, chopped
1 c. chopped mushrooms
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage (or 1 tsp. ground sage)
1/2 c. vegetable or chicken broth
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, carrot, and celery and sauté until soft, 7 to 8 minutes. Add cauliflower and mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes more. Add parsley, rosemary, and sage and stir until combined, then pour over vegetable broth and cover with a lid. Cover until totally tender and liquid is absorbed, 15 minutes.
Beans n Greens Soup
A luscious hearty soup with a little kick to stimulate the appetite or it can be the main event.
Serves about 10 To 12
Combine the following in a Cuisinart /blender til smooth:
4 - 8 oz. cans garbanzo beans (drained)
1 small can of tomato paste
1 sautéed chopped red onion & 4 red & 2 yellow peppers (use- 1 teaspoon sesame seed, 1 pat butter & 2 teaspoon olive oil to sauté)
4 whole cloves of garlic
10 green-pitted olives
1 teaspoon each Cumin & Turmeric
A large bunch cilantro leaves
Pinch of nutmeg
3 cups organic chicken OR vegetable stock
1/2 cup of white wine
1-tablespoon fig balsamic vinegar or juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes OR 4 pickled jalapenos rounds
Generous amounts of cracked black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
STIR IN after blending: 1 large baby food jar of cooked pureed carrots
Cook over low heat about 30 minutes til thickened.
TO SERVE: In each bowl or cup of soup MIX IN 2 tablespoons heated chopped, drained, cooked/seasoned collards, kale, or other cooked greens.
Finish with grated Parmesan, feta, or goat cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
Serve with hearty warmed bread w lots of butter.
In A Split Pea Soup
Blend in a Cuisinart until pureed:
4 cans peas ...drained
1 teaspoon Honey
1 healthy dash sea salt
Fresh Ground Pepper
Transfer to a pot and ADD:
1 cup organic chicken soup OR vegetable broth
2 dashes liquid smoke
1 small dash of vanilla extract
Heat to blend on low 10 to 15 minutes. Correct consistency with broth as desired.
TO SERVE: Place soup in a cup or bowl. Swirl about 1 tablespoon heavy cream that has been heated with a cinnamon stick and dash of nutmeg (heat about 1 cup of cream with stick/spice in advance).
Ham cubes, Parmesan breadcrumbs, and ready whip may be used as garnish.
Serve with cheesy swirls or warm crusty bread with cinnamon and butter.
Cinnamon & Honey Yams
1 can large yams whole
1 stick butter
2 tablespoon cinnamon + 2-3 cinnamon sticks
Add all ingredients
Smother in honey
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes
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