Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Food Reviews

cranberry sauce

I know Thanksgiving has passed but with another holiday coming up quickly, I thought I would share my thoughts on the new dishes I served for our Thanksgiving feast!  I tried three new dishes and I can honestly say they all turned out great!  I would definitely serve them again!

Turkey ~ I brined my turkey.  This was my first time to cook a turkey, and the brine was a very easy way to make it tasty!  Next time, though, I will check the turkey before the recommended cooking time.  I forgot to consider that my current oven cooks really hot!

Cranberry Sauce ~ Oh, my!  This was so good!  I substituted the cup of sugar for 3/4 cup agave.  I made it the day before and thought it tasted pretty tart.  However, it sweetened up in the fridge overnight and was perfect.  Loved it!

Cornbread Stuffing ~ I almost omitted the sausage but decided to go ahead and add some spicy chicken parmesan sausage.  I'm so glad I did!  It gave it such good flavor.  I mixed it up the day before and baked it on Thanksgiving day.  If you do it this way, make sure you add a little extra chicken stock.

Did you try any new holiday recipes?


blissful_e said...

No new holiday recipes here, but we always brine our turkey, and it is soooo good! :)

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

OH Thank you Jen !!!!!!!

MaryAnne said...

Maybe we'll try brining next year. I did really like our yam recipe this year - it had marshmallows on top, but no sugar added to the yams. And I steamed the yams instead of boiling them and was really happy with how they turned out that way!

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