November 26, 2009

My Thanksgiving Adventure ... in cooking



started yesterday night. I made the yams and the cranberry sauce in advance since I was planning to make a few more dishes today. Here are the cranberries as they are cooking...




Next up: My uncle Fred's famous stuffing and Merlyn's famous yams... YUM!!!
Year after year, this delicious stuffing is a winner!!! Inside the stuffing I put : onions, dates, prunes, celery, apples, pecans and dried apricots... dried rosemary, thyme and salt...
A little butter goes a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGG way with stuffing.. I used very little this year.. but used fresh orange juice and hot water as stuffing softeners...


Merlyn's famous yams will go on being famously delicious! I first steamed the yams until they were completely soft.
Then I pureed them in my pink KitchenAid blender... Then I added the toasted pecans and cut up pineapple pieces..I even drizzled some maple syrup on top of it all.. YUM!!!!

3 comments:

Penny said...

It looks delicious Leesa! I hope you had a great day! I meant to tell you that I made a cheesecake with St Moret in place of Philly cream cheese and it worked out a treat! Thanks for the tip :-)

Leesa said...

Thanks Penny... It was very delicious!! I have a great cheesecake recipe for you that may be different than the one you used... I would love to share it..
Glad the St. Moret worked out... Take care, Leese

Penny said...

Hi Leesa, I'd love to hear your recipe!

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday!