November 24th, 2011 by

A Very Smacksy Thanksgiving Menu


Okay, so I haven’t posted recipes in a long time, but Thursday is Turkey Day and I assume you’re all still eaters . If you’re here in the States, you may be wanting these recipes about now, and if you’re somewhere else, you might want to go for it anyway, because this stuff is just good.

First – This is the story of my rad stuffing that I’ve been making since the 80s. It’s magic.

Then – There is this recipe for twice baked sweet potatoes I got from La Martha.
*Hint: Re-stuffing the sweet potatoes is a tremendous pain in the yam, so I just take the filling and spread it in a casserole dish and bake it with the toppings that way. Fabulous.

Next – I’m trying this for the first time this year – it’s a new take on the old green bean casserole from Michael Chiarello. He did seem like a turd that season he was on Top Chef Masters, but his recipe looks really good. *I just might use those old-school fried onions in the can instead of frying my own and by “might” I mean I already bought a can of them.

Last – There will be pie: pumpkin and pecan. It may not be fancy, but the best recipe for the pumpkin is on the side of the pumpkin can and the greatest recipe for the pecan is on the back of the Karo syrup bottle. I know, but trust me on this. *The key with the pecan is to cut the pecan pieces really small.

I have a lot of eating to do over the next couple of days to train for Thursday.

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