UPDATE: Here is the perennial Tammy Blog Thanksgiving food thread. This is a Lounge, so the “no links” rule is lifted in the name of sharing recipes
This is the fifth year I’ve bumped it up because recipes never get old and there are plenty of good ones in the Comments, which are begging to be added to. Whether or not to Roast or Fry is also an issue, I’ve had both and love them both. Here’s an additional link for this year: Gobble on and see what all the fuss is about. William Shatner has a warning video out about the dangers of frying the turkey, but then again there are dangers to waking up. I say learn the rules and proceed with caution with whatever you choose
I am, as usual, in charge of the Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving. Here is the recipe I love most. I also have the suggestion of replacing the apple ingredient with pear!
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 (16-ounce) bag fresh cranberries
1 cup chopped apple
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1/2 orange, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
Combine the sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and return to a boil, then lower the heat so that the liquid simmers. Add the apples, walnuts, raisins, Grand Marnier, orange and lemon juices, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce cool. Makes 4-5 cups.