Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 #1

We are having multiple Thanksgiving dinners this year (seems to be a trend).

Our first was last night and we had 10 people total. It was a group effort and everyone contributed to create a wonderful meal.

The menu:
Turkey Gravy
Quadruple Bypass Mashed Potatoes
*Cranberry Sauce
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
*Quinoa with Roasted Mushrooms
*Sparkling Apple Cider 
Ginger-Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie

*Cranberry Sauce (by Kelly)

1 bag of cranberries
2 cups apple cider
3/4 cup brown sugar
pinch of salt
Siimmered for 20 minutes-ish

*Quinoa with Roasted Mushrooms
Make quinoa as directed
Sprayed mushrooms with olive oil and roast with dried thyme, salt & pepper 
Toast walnuts 
Combine and toss with Red Wine Vinegar and salt & pepper to taste

*Sparkling Apple Cider (my changes)
Four cans frozen apple juice concentrate
1 1/2 cans cold water
5 or 6 cinnamon sticks, a couple of dashes of ground cinnamon
1 honeycrisp apple sliced thin
2 liters club soda added just before serving 
(served over ice)

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