Wednesday, September 1, 2010

An Early Thanksgiving

Why do we get to have certain foods only at Thanksgiving? I love all that stuff. Aside from the turkey, I always have a tough time narrowing it down to only several side dishes. There are just too many possibilities.
Starches: Stuffing, rolls, rice (which has many subdivisions), potatoes, mashed potatoes.
Vegetables: green bean casserole, spinach, asparagus, sweet potatoes, corn, salad.
Dessert: Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, cheesecake. And don't forget the gravy and cranberry sauce. No wonder the average Thanksgiving meal can be over 3,000 calories!

Many of the cans in the pantry are those kinds of foods. I don't feel like waiting almost three months to have a turkey dinner. I'm not making the whole bird, and almost got a duck instead, but there were some turkey legs on sale at the market.

The Menu

Leg of Turkey with *gravy and *cranberry sauce
*French's green bean casserole (using white sauce base, salt & pepper, and mushrooms instead of cream of mushroom soup)
*Brown rice with pimientos (why not!)
*Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

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