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2011 Thanksgiving Feast

What is Thanksgiving with out the Turkey and all the fixing?

Here is a quick peek of what we had for Thanksgiving Dinner. This time I did not slave myself the whole day in the kitchen. I also got to watch my favorite tv show in between baking and cooking.

My Turkey cooked 3 times
Seasoned with lots of ground pepper, garlic salt, all spice and butter in and out. Stuffed with slices of celery and onion. Baked in 325f for an hour breast up (make sure to brush extra butter all over the turkey and cover breast part with aluminum foil loosely), roast in the weber grill for an hour (charcoal around the turkey only and covered) for that smokey taste and baked again for an hour in same temperature. Remove from heat and serve at least after 5 minutes. (Bake turkey in 15 minutes per pound)

Baked Pineapple Ham
Set oven in 325f. Bake ham top covered in aluminum foil (15 minutes per pound) using a deep baking pan in 3 cups of pineapple juice (while baking try brushing pineapple juice in the ham every 15 minutes for more pineapple flavor) Half way through the baking remove ham from the oven. Discard remaining pineapple juice. Glaze ham with mixture of brown sugar (1 cup), cinnamon powder (2 tablespoon) and crushed canned pineapple(1 cup) in 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Return to the oven and finish baking to serve.

Green Beans and Cranberries Sauce
My own creation. Simple yet appetizing.
1. Steam a pound of green beans (remove one end) for few minutes on boiling water. Remove from heat and season with 2 tablespoon butter and salt to taste.
2. Empty a can of whole cranberry sauce in a bowl and spread. Mix in the steamed green beans and serve.

Simple Mashed Potatoes
Using a box of Idaho Mashed Potato and topped with slices of green onions and served with home made gravy prepared using the turkey drippings, cornstarch and salt and ground pepper taste and 2 cups of water.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie
Pecan Pie
Both pies ordered from Marie Calendar. This way you could never go wrong.

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