Thursday, November 19, 2015

Delicious Side Dishes to Make for Thanksgiving

WESTLAND, Mich. –– Thanksgiving is known for the spectacular feasts and time spent with friends and family. To make your gathering unforgettable this November, we've gathered a few delicious side dishes to make for Thanksgiving, and they're sure to become a yearly staple at your Thanksgiving feast.

1. Classic Sweet Potato Casserole 

This mouthwatering sweet potato casserole is sure to be the talk of the town with crunchy pecans and sweet potatoes. For this recipe, you'll need:
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  • 4 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees to start with, and then bake your sweet potatoes (whole) for one hour or until tender. Let them stand for about 20 minutes and then peel and mash them. Reduce the temperature of your oven to 350 degrees. Beat your mashed sweet potatoes with granulated sugar, butter, milk, eggs ,salt and vanilla extract until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11x7 inch banking dish. Combine cornflakes, pecans, sugar and butter in a small bowl. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake your dish for 30 minutes then remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows on top of the cornflake mixture. After you do this, you'll want to bake an additional 10 minutes then let stand 10 minutes before serving.

2. Buttermilk Biscuits

This recipe has a surprising ingredient that takes the biscuit from good to extraordinary. You'll need:
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  • 2 cups self-rising flour (plus another cup for dusting work surface)
  • 1/2 stick butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp. butter melted
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. In a large bowl, combine two cups of flour, butter pieces, and cream cheese. Use your fingers to cut in the butter and cream cheese until the mixture resembles cottage cheese. Add the buttermilk and mix with your hands or a small rubber spatula. Sprinkle flour over the dough, and then turn dough onto a well-floured surface. Take a rolling pin and roll out the dough into a 1/2 inch thick oval. Using a flour covered biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits and brush the tops with melted butter. Place pan in the oven, immediately reduce temperature to 450 degrees, and bake for about 16–18 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

3.  Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing. 

Thanksgiving is incomplete without stuffing. That's why we've gathered this delicious recipe that's great for stuffing inside the turkey, or just eating out of the banking dish. You'll need:
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  • 1 lb. fresh pork sausage, crumbled
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 celery, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs. prepared cornbread, cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp. finely chopped sage
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1–2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. You'll want to cook your sausage until browned and cooked through, and then transfer to a large bowl. Add the onion, celery and 1/4 cup water to the pan you cooked the sausage in. Reduce the heat and cook until vegetables soften. Season generously with salt and pepper and then add to sausage in bowl. Add the cornbread, sage, and eggs to sausage and veggie mixture. Bring broth to a simmer in a small saucepan and then pour 1/2 cup over stuffing and toss gently. If needed, add up to 1/2 cup more broth until stuffing feels slightly moist. You can stuff it into the turkey or spoon it into a baking pan to cook for 25 minutes.

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, we hope that these delicious side dishes to make for Thanksgiving have inspired you. While we're more than happy to supply you with great recipes to feed you and your family, our specialty is still with cars. If you have any questions concerning auto service like tires and brakes, don't hesitate to contact us or stop by our dealership!

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