November 24 2015

Simple Yet Delicious Thanksgiving Day Recipes

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? We’re having a feast on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. My in-laws are hosting Thanksgiving at their place on Thursday and then my side of the family is coming over on Friday and spending the night till Saturday. Since I have three siblings it’s easy to plan, we usually do it potluck style. This year, I’m in charge of the stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, plus I’m making a super yummy quiche and some baked parmesan nuggets for the kids.

Here’s where I got my recipes for the three, classic Thanksgiving Day dishes:
Stuffing/Simple is Best Dressing (via Bon Appetit)
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes (via Alton Brown)
Cranberry Sauce (via Ree Drummond)


The kids love this chicken nugget recipe I got from Rasa Malaysia. I like how they’re baked and not fried. The secret is using panko, Japanese style breadcrumbs.

I don’t have a picture of the quiche I make. The recipe is from a family friend, who gave us tons of homemade recipes in binders as a Christmas present. (What a great idea, right?) I’ve made this a whole bunch of times, it’s a sure fire hit with all that yummy bacon and cheese. Here’s the recipe:

6 slices crisp bacon
2 cups Swiss cheese – grated
1/2 cup olives – pitted and sliced (I omit these)
1/2 cup onion – chopped
2 teaspoons flour
2/3 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons margarine
1 cup half and half
2 egg – well beaten
1 unbaked pie shell – 9″

1. Combine bacon, cheese, olives, onions, flour and salt
2. Pour into pie shell
3. Melt margarine in half and half in pan
4. Scald at medium heat
5. Pour liquid slowly over eggs
6. Pour over rest of ingredients
7. Bake at 425 degrees for 7 minutes
8. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes
9. Cool 15 minutes before cutting



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