When in doubt go for the recipes you know you can do last minute. More than likely you have green beans and those crunchy onion toppers in your pantry. Just add cream of mushroom soup and bake for a half hour at 350 and boom. One tasty side dish in a pretty casserole container, to take to the big Thanksgiving dinner. Plus yours will more than likely be the one everyone ask for seconds!
Then there's the cranberry sauce. It's not a traditional Thanksgiving meal without them. Forget just grabbing those cans of gelatin like cranberry deliciousness, try this... It's quick, easy and makes you look like you tried a little bit!
- 12 ounce bag fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel or if you have a zester, go to town
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until cranberry skins begin to burst. Taste and add more molasses, if necessary. Top with something green & pretty and serve in a lovely glass dish.
And for appetizers, instead of the usual artichoke dip, try something a bit more exotic and look for hearts of palm, on the very same aisle of the grocery store. Then chop, add to a casserole dish with shredded mozzerella, real mayo, green onions