4 oz orange juice
1/4 C butter
1 large egg
2 C bread flour
3/4 C sugar
1 T grated orange peel
1-1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
3/4 C chopped cranberries
1/2 C chopped pecans
Have all ingredients at room temperature. Mix orange juice, butter and egg. In medium mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients except cranberries and nuts. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix well. Add nuts and berries. Mix well. Cook at 350 about 1 hour.
Sam's Carrot Souffle Recipe:
2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
1 C whole milk
1 C Saltine cracker crumbs
3/4 C grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 C minced onion
1 T unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 t kosher salt
1/8 t cayene pepper
1/4 t freshly ground black pepper
3 large eggs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 2-qt. souffle dish or baking dish and set it aside.
Put the carrots into a large pot and cover with about an inch of salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes, until tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife.
Strain the carrots, puree in a food processor, and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the milk, cracker crumbs, cheese, onion, butter, salt, cayenne, and black pepper.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer or wire whisk to beat the eggs until they are foamy, and then whisk them into the carrot mixture.
Transfer the carrot mixture into the prepared souffle dish and bake for 40-45 minutes, until puffed and light golden brown on top. Serve warm.
1-1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/8 t teaspoon salt
3 oz. cold cream cheese
1/4 C cold butter
2-3 T ice water
1/3 C butter
1/3 C packed brown sugar
2 T light corn syrup
1-1/2 C mixed nuts
1/2 t vanilla extract
In a small bowl, combine flour and salt: cut in cream cheese and butter until mixture resembles course crumbs. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
Roll out dough into a 10-in. circle. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom; trim edges.
Line unpricked pastry with a double layer of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 400 degrees.
For the filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in nuts and vanilla. Spread into crust.
Place tart pan on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.
Here are a couple versions of Turkey Cookies I've made. They both use a sugar cookie recipe. The ones on the left use a turkey cookie cutter, while the one in the center and the one on the right use a cookie cutter in the shape of a hand. Those were without a doubt harder to make and much more time consuming due to the colored turkey feathers. Kids will love to help decorate either one.
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter. And, in the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday festivities.
Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano
Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it's almost Thanksgiving . . . and you're the main
course. But Turkey has an idea--what if he doesn't look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?
After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!
Thanksgiving for Emily Ann
by Teresa Johnston
Emily Ann doesn't like Thanksgiving, not one bit. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday, she feels a little ignored...and just a little bit sad. But just as Emily Ann prepares to do her worst, her family comes together to show her what matters most about Thanksgiving: family.
'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey
This adaptation of Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem tells a wacky Thanksgiving tale. The day before Thanksgiving, eight boys and girls take a field trip to a turkey farm. They have fun playing with eight exuberant turkeys but are shocked to learn that Farmer Mack Nuggett plans to kill all the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners. So the children decide to smuggle all the turkeys home, and all their Thanksgiving dinners become vegetarian this year. The turkeys' lives are saved!