Halloween is now over and it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving!! Now is the time to start thinking about your Thanksgiving menu. This year I have been searching through all of the Tastefully Simple recipes to come up with some great ideas on ways to spice up your traditional Thanksgiving foods.
BEER BREAD STUFFING
2 stalks diced celery
1/2 diced onion
1/2 cup butter
5 thick slices prepared BOUNTIFUL BEER BREAD MIX, cubed
2 tsp. SEASONED SALT
chicken broth or milk
Saute celery and onion in butter until soft; add BOUTIFUL BEER BREAD cubes. Sprinkle with SEASONED SALT; stir to combine. Mixture will be dry. If preparing as a side dish, add enough chicken stock to moisten. Bake in greased casserole pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. If stuffing a bird, moisten the dressing with milk and stuff the cavity. Bake as directed for poultry. Enough stuffing for 6-7 pound bird.
Gourmet Mashed Potatoes
5lbs. peeled, cubed potaotes
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp. SPINACH & HERB DIP MIX
1 Tbsp. GARLIC GARLIC
2 Tbsp. BACON BACON
SEASONED SALT to taste
1 cup shredded cheddard cheese, divded
Cook and mash potatoes; add next 5 ingredients. Sprinkle in SEASONED SALT and 1/2 cup cheese; spread into greased baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 6-8 servings.
Bayou Green Bean Casserole
3 Tbsp. BAYOU BOURBON GLAZE
6 cans (14.5 oz) French cut green beans, drained
2 cans (10 oz) cream of mushroom soup
6 oz. can french fried onions
Combine first 3 ingredients in greased 9x13 baking dish and mix well; stir in half can fried onions. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Top with remaining fried onions and bake an additional 5 minutes. Makes 10-12 servings.
Nana's Pumpkin Cake
NANA'S APPLE CAKE MIX
2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
Combine first 3 ingredients; stir to blend. Spread batter in greased 8x10 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Serve warm with Cool Whip. Makes 9 servings.
Nana's Pumpkin Trifle
NANA'S APPLE CAKE MIX
15 oz. plus 1 cup pumpkin, divided
3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup Cool Whip
2 Tbsp. OH MY! CHAI
1 tsp. cinnamon
Combine NANA'S APPLE CAKE MIX, eggs, and 15 oz. pumpking; stir to blend. Spread batter in greased 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Cool completely; cube. Combine pudding, milk, remaining 1 cup pumpkin, Cool Whip, OH MY! CHAI and cinnamon; mix on low until it starts to set. Refridgerate 2 hours. In large bowl, layer cake, pudding, cake, Cool Whip. Repeat layers; top with Cool Whip. Sprinkle OH MY! CHAI and cinnamon on top. Chill 4 hours. Makes 12-15 servings.
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
ABSOULTELY ALMOND POUND CAKE
3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup water
12oz. pkg. chocolate chips
Prepare ABSOULTELY ALMOND POUND CAKE as directed on package with butter and water; add half of chocolate chips. Pour batter into greased budt-style pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes; cool. Melt remaining chocolate chips; drizzle over cooled cake. Makes 15 - 18 servings.
If you need any Tastefully Simple products to try out these recipes to spice up your own Thanksgiving recipes, please get in touch with me or place your order at my website (www.tastefullysimple.com/web/ajohnson13). If you get your order placed by November 15th you will get your products before Thanksgiving.
I look forward from hearing from you!
PS ~ Don't forget to check out all of the great gift ideas for the holidays at tastefullysimple.com.
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