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for thanksgiving this year I was assigned green bean casserole and a sweet potato dish.

does anyone have any WOW recipes that I could potentially use?

what is your favorite holiday dish?
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[User Picture]From: grrillaesthete
2012-11-13 04:14 am (UTC)

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I put cardamom in my sweet potatoes. Just a bit to add some mystery to the usual cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove concoction.
[User Picture]From: xphilega
2012-11-13 02:24 pm (UTC)

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awesome
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2012-11-13 04:15 am (UTC)

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I've tried a number of green bean casserole recipes over the years and, when it comes to it, people really just want the recipe from the can.

This is the sweet potato casserole stuff I make - http://www.mangeratrois.net/recipes/potatoes/643-sweet-potato-casserole

This is my favorite holiday dish -- http://www.mangeratrois.net/recipes/breads-and-grains/569-apple-raisin-bread-stuffingdressing
[User Picture]From: xopiateslavex
2012-11-14 01:08 am (UTC)

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I tweaked the can recipe and do this:

Dice up 1/4 to 1/2 of a small white onion (depending on how much you like onion) and some garlic. Drain and add one of those tiny cans of sliced mushrooms (I cut these as well because I don't like big pieces). Season all with s & p, sautee in butter until soft. Open 2 cans cut green beans (NOT french style) and two cans cream of mushroom soup. Season these with s & p as well, onion powder, garlic powder and a touch of paprika and toss. Add in onion, garlic and mushroom mixture, mix everything well. Spray a casserole pan with Pam, put all ingredients in. Cover with foil. Bake 30 min at 350. Take off foil, cover with sliced or shredded cheese and one can of fried onions. Bake for five more minutes until cheese is melted. Let cool; inhale bliss.
[User Picture]From: due27south
2012-11-13 04:22 am (UTC)

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Just use the back recipe of the onion strings! I just made it last night and it is so delicious, I look forward to it every year!
[User Picture]From: anarchy_agent
2012-11-13 04:25 am (UTC)

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Second to pumpkin pie, this is my favorite thanksgiving dish http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/maple-glazed-sweet-potatoes-and-apples
[User Picture]From: saikaro_x
2012-11-13 04:37 am (UTC)

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My mom makes a real good sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving...I'm not much help because I don't have the recipe on hand. But the top of the casserole is covered with brown sugar and chopped walnuts and it's really good!

My favorite holiday dish is either my mom's pumpkin soup...it's to DIE for. So, so good. She makes it every Thanksgiving. My grandma's red velvet cake on Christmas Eve is also the best red velvet cake I've ever had. Nothing else even comes close to it. My grandma has since passed away, but her daughter (my aunt) makes it now and it's just as good.
[User Picture]From: vinolent
2012-11-13 04:44 am (UTC)

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I love this sweet potato casserole!
If you want something a little bit less traditional though you could try sweet potato tater tots or gnocchi
[User Picture]From: running_jumping
2012-11-13 04:55 am (UTC)

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Oof. That's the one thing I would love to remove from the traditional Thanksgiving menu.

I like yams with whipped cream!
[User Picture]From: ready2please
2012-11-13 06:18 am (UTC)

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This is for yams and is the recipe on the back of the can of Princella Yams. It says coconut optional, but you gotta put the coconut in there, IMHO.

At the end, my hubby likes marshmallows, so I throw mini marshmallows on top and put it under the broiler till they get lightly browned.

PS-these are so good, that the leftover ones taste like candy. Just sayin'...


PRALINE YAMS

40 oz. can Princella cut yams, drained
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. coconut (optional)
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. butter, melted


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place yams in ungreased 2 quart casserole or baking dish. In small bowl combine remaining ingredients, blend well. Sprinkle over yams. Bake 35-45 minutes or until bubbly. Makes 10 servings.
[User Picture]From: sejin
2012-11-13 09:22 am (UTC)

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My favourite: stuffing. Always stuffing... well, unless it has mushrooms in it.
From: blue_sky_day
2012-11-13 09:26 am (UTC)

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Sweet potatoes are sweet enough, you don't need to load them up with marshmallows or brown sugar, or anything.

I'm planning on making this sometime this week.
[User Picture]From: opheliaheart
2012-11-13 11:11 am (UTC)

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omg thank you i hate when people add rank stuff like extra sugar or marshmellows. way to kill the beautiful flavour!
[User Picture]From: xlightbringerx
2012-11-13 07:40 pm (UTC)

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Same here! I like some brown sugar in my sweet potatoes, but my inlaws add so much crap to them they taste like candy UGUGHGHGH GAG. Marshmallows are not dinner food!
[User Picture]From: lost_garnet
2012-11-13 11:57 am (UTC)

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A bit of brown sugar and some chopped nuts on top of sweet potato casseroles are fine, but don't do anything with marshmallows on top--it's waaaay too heavily sweet and completely fucks up the texture. Ick.

Me, I love Brussel sprouts & bacon.
[User Picture]From: xphilega
2012-11-13 02:26 pm (UTC)

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I love just making them into little bits (think home-fries size), tossing with olive oil and spices, and caramelizing in the oven. I did it the other day with some Moroccan spices and cilantro and onion and they were amazing.

BUT-- people love the praline sweet potato recipes with the crunchy brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and pecan topping. It's good, but SWEET!!
[User Picture]From: 67words
2012-11-13 06:05 pm (UTC)

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always use fresh green beans. parboil them first, then mix everything together. add a little soy sauce (like 1 tsp) when you're mixing everything together. and put the crunch all over the dish, not just around the edge.

Edited at 2012-11-13 06:06 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: xlightbringerx
2012-11-13 07:51 pm (UTC)

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This is probably dumb, but I just wanted to say that fresh sweet potatoes taste MUCH better than canned ones. I guess it goes without saying that anything canned tastes worse than its fresh counterpart...

I don't think I can pick a favorite--I LOVE holiday food, particularly my family's Thanksgiving staples. Turkey, potatoes, corn, and stuffing covered in gravy = BEST THING EVER. My inlaws make everything from cans and it's never as good as my family's dinner ;_; but I can deal with it, since that's part of being married.
[User Picture]From: xopiateslavex
2012-11-14 01:07 am (UTC)

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Delicious gb casserole:

Dice up 1/4 to 1/2 of a small white onion (depending on how much you like onion) and some garlic. Drain and add one of those tiny cans of sliced mushrooms (I cut these as well because I don't like big pieces). Season all with s & p, sautee in butter until soft. Open 2 cans cut green beans (NOT french style) and two cans cream of mushroom soup. Season these with s & p as well, onion powder, garlic powder and a touch of paprika and toss. Add in onion, garlic and mushroom mixture, mix everything well. Spray a casserole pan with Pam, put all ingredients in. Cover with foil. Bake 30 min at 350. Take off foil, cover with sliced or shredded cheese and one can of fried onions. Bake for five more minutes until cheese is melted. Let cool; inhale bliss.