Thanksgiving is literally 2 weeks away, and we can’t wait! Not only is it time to spend with your loved ones, and the day before BLACK FRIDAY, but it’s also the time when you should re-consider any sort of dieting. Why?! Because it’s wayyyyyyyyyy too much good food you’ll be giving up!
Check out our top 3 favorite Thanksgiving dishes! [We may even include recipes]
No.1 Turkey [Turkey Wings]
Now some prefer turkey tips [wings] over a whole turkey because the tips don’t dry out as fast. Nonetheless, what’s Thanksgiving without a turkey?
Ingredients [Turkey Wings]:
- 5 Turkey Wings
- 1 small onion, chopped [optional]
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups water, divided
- 1 [10.75 ounce] can cream of mushroom soup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place turkey wings and onion in a casserole dish; sprinkle seasoned salt, poultry seasoning, black pepper, and garlic on both sides of each wing. Pour 1/2 cup water into the casserole dish. Cover casserole dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven until browned [1 hour]
- Stir cream of mushroom soup and 1 cup water together in a bowl; pour over turkey wings into casserole dish and return to oven, uncovered. [Side-note: you can create your own gravy and/or use barbeque sauce for the turkey tips]
- Continue baking until brown and tender [1 hour]
No. 2 Baked Macaroni & Cheese [Southern]
Now listen carefully, NOT EVERYONE knows how to make “southern” style mac and cheese! But you’re in luck, because we do…..
- 1 [8oz] package elbow macaroni
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2 cups milk [2% reduced- fat milk]
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 [8oz] block sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded and divided [Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese]
- Prepare pasta according to package directions. Keep warm.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan; whisk in flour until smooth
- Cook, whisking constantly [2 minutes]
- Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly [5 minutes or until thickened]
- Remove from heat
- Stir in salt, black and red pepper, 1 cup of shredded cheese, and cooked pasta.
- Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased baking dish
- Top the dish with the remaining cheese [1 cup]
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbly
- Let stand for 10 minutes before serving
Note: Some like to add condensed milk as well as an additional sweetner
This size serves 4-6 ppl.
No.3 Candy Yams [Southern]
What’s Thanksgiving without Yams and/or sweet potatoes? Well it certainly isn’t THANKSGIVING!
- 5 medium sized yams
- 8 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground clove
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract not imitation
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Wash the yams
- Peel, then chop the yams [make sure that they are about 1/2 inch thick]
- Place the yams into a 9×13 bake dish
- Place the butter into a medium sized pot, then melt it over medium heat
- Once the butter is melted, sprinkle in the white & brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and ground clove.
- Turn the stove off, mix the ingredients, then add in the vanilla extract
- Pour the candied mixture over the yams, and try to coat all the yams with the mixture.
- Next, cover the bake dish with foil, then bake the yams in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove the yams from the oven, and baste them with the remainder of the mixture.
- Cover the yams, and bake them for another 15-20 minutes
- Remove the yams from the oven and let them sit for about 10 minutes before serving
There are so many dishes that should be present at Thanksgiving. But above are our TOP 3! And to really top things off, we suggest you guys purchase the “Hawaiian” rolls.
Thank us later!