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Thanksgiving Plan and Prep

This was my 2015 Thanksgiving menu:

  • Turkey
  • Gravy
  • Cranapple sauce
  • Lemon-scented broccoli
  • Roasted sweet potatoes
  • Bread stuffing
  • Nana’s rice stuffing
  • Mashed butternut squash
  • Garden salad
  • Apple crisp

Tuesday:

  • Make the cranapple sauce
  • Cook the rice and make the mashed potatoes for rice stuffing
  • Wash the sweet potatoes, let dry completely, wrap each one in foil

Wednesday:

  • Chop the veggies and bread for the bread stuffing
  • Roast and mash the butternut squash
  • Mix the crisp topping (dry ingredients only) for apple crisp
  • Cut the broccoli florets

Thursday:

  • 9:30 – Turkey in oven (cook time for 13.5 lb bird, 3 hrs 15 min at 325)
  • 10:30 – Make the garden salad, cover and put in fridge
  • 11:00 – Slice apples for crisp
  • 11:30 – Put sweet potatoes in oven for 1 hour 15 min
  • 12:00 – Warm lemon, evoo, shallot, honey for broccoli
  • 12:45 – Remove turkey and sweet potatoes, increase oven to 350
  • 12:45 – Put stuffings in oven, bake 30 min
  • 1:00 – Put broccoli in microwave to steam, add lemon drizzle
  • 1:05 – Make gravy
  • 1:10 – Reheat butternut squash in microwave
  • 1:15 – Remove stuffings from oven, carve turkey
  • 1:30 – Dinner!
  • after meal – assemble apple crisp, bake

 

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Nana’s Rice Stuffing

1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
3 medium potatoes mashed, with butter, milk, salt, and pepper
Chopped cooked bacon, gizzard, liver, and onion – sauteed
Grated parmesan cheese
Bake 350 for 30ish minutes.

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