It’s not much of a recipe but I always make an "autumn-inspired" salad for Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect thing to go with all that rich/heavy food:
Lettuce (the darker and heartier the better, though this works with good ol’ fashioned romaine)
Toasted slivered almonds (candied almonds make this even more delicious)
Cubed roasted butternut squash
Thinly sliced apples (Granny Smith are great but anything works)
Thinly sliced red onion
Pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
This recipe is from my wife…great stuffing.
Thanksgiving Herb Stuffing
1 bag of stuffing bread (I use Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing)
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
½ cup butter
¼ cup parsley
2 Tb. Rosemary
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tsp. sage
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
2 cups chicken broth
1. Grease crockpot. (Trust me on this one. I didn’t do it one year, and it didn’t turn out so well.)
2. Sauté onion and celery in butter until both are softened. Remove from heat and add all herbs and seasoning.
3. In a large bowl, mix stuffing bread with herb mixture. Add enough broth to moisten.
4. Dump the stuffing into the greased crockpot and cook on HIGH for 2 hours, occasionally turning.
This is my grandma’s 7-up Salad
We grew up eating this at Thanksgiving, but it’s yummy all year round, and you can change the flavor/color of Jell-O for different holidays & events!
Pam Cook shares her grandma's recipe for 7 Up salad. (KTVU FOX 2)
Grandma’s 7 Up Salad
2 Boxes lemon Jell-O
2 Cups Hot Water
2 Cups 7-up
2 Large Bananas, sliced
1 Cup mini marshmallows
1 Large Can Crushed Pineapple (Save Juice)
1 Package Dream Whip
Use: 11 X 13 Pan
Make Jell-O dissolving packets in the Hot Water, then add 7 Up instead of the cold water
Add sliced banana, marshmallows, and drained crushed pineapple (save the juice)
Place in the fridge until firm
Make the Topping:
(my favorite part)
1 Cup Pineapple juice (add water, if needed to make sure you have a cup)
½ Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Flour
1 Egg, beaten
Cook all ingredients over low heat until thick, whisking and stirring continually
Remove from heat and let cool
Prepare Dream Whip per box instructions (I like to put a metal bowl in the freezer for about an hour to use for the Dream Whip because the cold bowl helps it reach nice, fluffy peaks sooner)
Fold cool custard into whipped Dream Whip and spread over the set Jell-O
I guess my Grandma liked 7 Up because she always made us 7 Up floats, NOT root beer!
My sister uses Red Jell-O & adds a little green food coloring to the Dream Whip at Christmas time!