The old standbys are great for Thanksgiving - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Entertainment

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

The old standbys are great for Thanksgiving

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 12:00 am

It’s fun to go through food magazines this time of year. There are numerous variations on traditional recipes, tempting me and taunting me to try something new. I’m all for new, but for Thanksgiving, I’m a bit leery to stray from what’s become the norm in our family; recipes we only break out once a year, not because they’re difficult, but because they are traditional for us. Additionally, some of them are loaded with ingredients like butter and cream so year-round consumption would result in multiple butterballs at the table.

This is also the time of year for office pot lucks and the ubiquitous Jell-O salad. In spite of an informal survey my brother took on Facebook where Jell-O salad did not fare well, I will risk sharing a recipe with you. Not only does it receive rave reviews, it has cranberries in it and a lovely presentation that works well all the way through the holiday season.

I noticed that in some brands  the can size has decreased in the last year. I did test this recipe with the smaller size cranberry sauce and it was fine. The 16-ounce size is the original amount. If you find an older, larger-sized can in your pantry to use, go ahead with that. Well, as long as it’s not expired. Please check the date though … better to throw out an expired can than have expired guests.

My only caveat with the creamed corn is make sure it is securely stabilized for transportation. Many years ago, I took a corner a bit too sharply with a full Crock Pot of creamed corn … and, well, our nearly new minivan was no longer pristine. Lesson learned.

Both of these recipes will work for holiday dinners or office pot lucks and can be made ahead of time.

 

Cranberry-Pineapple Jell-O Salad

Salad:

1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple

1 can (14 or 16 oz.) whole cranberry sauce

7 oz. ginger ale

6 oz. package raspberry gelatin

 

Topping:

1 cup heavy whipping cream

8 oz. softened cream cheese

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

½ cup chopped pecans (toasted with 2 tablespoons butter in a 350-degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes)

 

Drain pineapple and reserve the juice. Add enough water to the reserved juice to make 1 cup liquid. Boil the liquid and add the gelatin to it. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved and pour mixture into medium bowl or Jell-O mold. Slowly pour in ginger ale. Chill until partially set, 30 to 45 minutes. In another bowl, mix together the crushed pineapple and cranberry sauce. Fold into the partially set gelatin. Chill until firm (can be made one day ahead).

 

Topping: Whip cream until soft peaks form. Whip the cream cheese and combine with the cream and powdered sugar. Spread over the top of the gelatin. Sprinkle with pecans. Keep chilled until serving.

 

 

Creamed Corn

1 (16 oz.) package Trader Joe’s Cut White Corn

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon white pepper

2 tablespoons melted butter

2 tablespoons flour

 

Combine all ingredients, except flour and butter ,in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Blend melted butter and flour together, add to the corn. Mix well and remove from heat (can be made one to two days ahead, refrigerate and warm before serving).

 

Ahwatukee Foothills resident Lori Rossi began collecting recipes at age 14, but her real love affair with cooking started after picking up a December 1989 Bon Appetit magazine. Today, she shares her love of the kitchen with her two kids, Nathan, 11, and Nicole, 8. If you’d like to get in touch with Lori with a question or idea, e-mail her at azlrossi@gmail.com.

More about

More about

  • Discuss

A Family Affair at the Democratic Convention

When Zenaida Huerta started a club for Bernie Sanders supporters at her high school last fall, she started to get threats. One of her classmat…

Published: July 24, 2016 - 5:18 am @ http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/0…

San Diego County program for nonviolent felons may be helping to keep people from returning to jail

People serving sentences for nonviolent felonies in San Diego County custody recommit crimes less frequently than those who serve in state pri…

Published: July 24, 2016 - 5:07 am @ http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sd-ree…

Arizona #NeverTrump Senator Jeff Flake

Guest post by Joe Hoft After consistent criticisms of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, Republican Senator Jeff Flake from Arizo…

Published: July 24, 2016 - 4:17 am @ http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/07/republican…

Movies in a Minute: 'Absolutely Fabulous'

Most movies that are based off of old TV shows or books give new viewers background information so they can still enjoy the movie and understa…

Published: July 24, 2016 - 1:42 am @ http://ktar.com/story/1193507/movies-in-a-minute-a…

Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson

Frank Lloyd Wright was a true original – creator of buildings both flawed and brilliant, a devout believer in his own genius, nature-loving, m…

Published: July 24, 2016 - 1:16 am @ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/24/arch…

Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine battles Trump with optimism

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has attended his first rally as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate, saying: "America was not built on…

Published: July 24, 2016 - 12:12 am @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-36876257

FBI searching for bank robber who targeted two Phoenix banks over ten days

PHOENIX - The FBI has released surveillance photos of a woman suspected of robbing two banks in the Phoenix area in less than ten days. Accord…

Published: July 23, 2016 - 11:37 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

Phoenix firefighters involved in mountain rescue of 12-year-old boy

PHOENIX - Firefighters and paramedics took a boy off a trail in north Phoenix Friday afternoon. The Phoenix Fire Department said the initial r…

Published: July 23, 2016 - 11:36 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/nor…

Near the Tehachapi Mountains, a family farm looks to a future without GMOs

Stand in a field of wheat — amid the undulating stalks of grain, the blue dome of the sky overhead — and it’s hard not to be moved by the land…

Published: July 23, 2016 - 11:15 pm @ http://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-tehachapi-grain-…

Phoenix police, DPS search for suspects after report of shots fired from vehicle on I-10

PHOENIX - Phoenix police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety swarmed an apartment complex near 75th Avenue and McDowell Saturday night…

Published: July 23, 2016 - 11:15 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/wes…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…