DIY Thanksgiving Foods
Thanksgiving is almost here, and what we all love at thanksgiving is FOOD. Here are 3 easy recipes.
1 Mashed potatoes
Prep time: 25 minutes. Total: 45 minutes. Ingredients: 5. Servings: 10.
8 to 10 medium russet potatoes (about 3 lb.) peeled, cut into quarters
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
Dash pepper (if wanted)
1/4 cup HOT milk
Place potatoes in large saucepan; add enough water to cover. Add 3/4 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover loosely and boil gently for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes break apart easily when pierced with a fork. Drain well.
Return potatoes to saucepan gently over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
Mash potatoes with potatoes masher until no lumps remain. Add butter, pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; continue mashing, gradually adding enough milk to make potatoes smooth and creamy.
2 Green Beans
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped in half
3 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 pinches lemon pepper
Salt to taste
How to make them
Place green beans into a large skillet and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 5 minutes. Drain water. Add butter to green beans; cook and stir until butter is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
Cook and stir garlic with green beans until garlic is tender and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with lemon pepper and salt.
Mac and Cheese
8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 pinch paprika
Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.
In saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and sauce is a little thick. Put macaroni in large casserole dish, and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.
Melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with a little paprika.
Bake at 350 degrees F (150 C) for 30 minutes. Serve.