Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Thanksgiving features food. It's a celebration of the Pilgrim's early successes in America, won through hard work to tame the land in what was for them a new world. It's a pretty standard menu. Turkey, sometimes ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls or bread, pumpkin pie and apple pie, and a variety of other trimmings adorn the holiday table. Families gather not only to celebrate the historic event, but just to catch up with everyone's lives. Thanksgiving dinner recipes can be quite different, as there are many ways to cook a turkey.

How about this recipe for a delicious appetizer? Move the pumpkin from the pie to the soup. Add butter and oil to a pan over medium heat. Add leaks to saute, only the white portion, until soft. Now throw in some pumpkin puree along with cloves, cinnamon, ground ginger and some salt. After that's all mixed, add 32 ounces of vegetable broth. Next comes brown sugar. Use low heat to simmer it for 10 minutes. Cream or half and half are optional, along with a pinch of cinnamon on top of each bowl. That sounds good.

A turkey can be fried instead of broiled. You may think it's greasy but it isn't. The oil is so hot it doesn't flow into the meat. Get a big drum and a propane burner, otherwise known as a deep fryer. A meat thermometer is also needed, along with a deep fry thermometer to check the oil for the correct temperature. Hot oil may spatter so do this in an open outdoor space. Heat the oil to between 325 degrees and 350 degrees F. The turkey takes about three minutes per pound to fry to about 170 degrees F in the breast. It's common to inject spices into the turkey during frying, but the dressing is usually not fried along with the turkey.

Try hazelnut pumpkin soup or a butternut squash stuffing. But there are other good appetizers for the meal. Cheese wrapped asparagus is delicious. This calls for both a sliced cheese and a soft cheese spread. One idea is swiss cheese slices with a softer blue cheese spread. Wrap the asparagus with the slices spread with the soft cheese, then bake until tender at 230C. Sure wrapping cheese around asparagus turns a pretty healthy food into something a little more fattening. Thanksgiving is a time for a little fun. So live it up.

Many more delicious Thanksgiving dinner recipes are available on the Internet.

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