Stuff Your Face This Thanksgiving

Eja Fromm 
Sports Editor

Here are some yummy and easy recipes for the upcoming holiday seasons. 

     Thanksgiving: arguably the holiday with the best tasting food. It’s not always easy to choose what dishes to make, but if you’re looking for a quick and easy dish, then you’re in the right place. 

     A sweet classic dish that will satisfy almost everyone is a sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top. You’ll begin with boiling the sweet potatoes in order to make the casserole have a thicker texture instead of a soupy texture. Next, you’ll mash the potatoes and mix them up with some melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and a little bit of salt to enhance the sweetness. 

     Lastly, top the casserole with marshmallows and bake it for about 30 minutes in an oven that was set to 375 degrees. It’s for sure done when the marshmallows look golden brown. The whole process should take about an hour. 

     If you’re in a rush and need to bring food to something like a friendsgiving, then cranberry sauce is your best friend. It only takes 15 minutes to make and you only need 4 ingredients (orange juice, cranberries, sugar, and the cinnamon is optional).  

     First, you’ll heat the orange juice and sugar together until the sugars are dissolved and it begins boiling. Next, you’ll stir in the cranberries until it boils again. Then turn the heat from high to low and cook for about 10 minutes until the cranberries have bursted.

     Finally, remove it from the stove and mash it all together while adding a pinch of cinnamon. After all that hard work, you’ve completed making your 15 minute sauce for everyone to enjoy. 

     Another simple option would be cornbread muffins. The ingredients are ¾ cup of cornmeal, 1 and ¼ cup of flour, ⅓ cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ¾ cup of milk, ¾ cup canned corn, ½ cup of melted butter, 2 eggs, and 2 tablespoons of honey. For all those ingredients, it only takes 30 minutes to make. 

     First preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and spray a 12 cup muffin tray with nonstick. Then, combine all the dry ingredients which is the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl and mix to combine. 

     Next, whisk together the wet ingredients and eventually combine them with the dry ingredients and continue mixing. Fill the muffin tray ¾ full and bake for 20 minutes. Let it cool for a bit and then it’s ready to serve plain or with warm butter on top. 

     One final classic recipe is baked macaroni and cheese. This dish consists of 1/2 pound elbow macaroni, 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon powdered mustard, 3 cups milk, 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced, 1 bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1 large egg, 12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and fresh black pepper. 

     Begin with preheating the oven to 350 degrees. In a large boiling pot, boil the pasta. As the pasta is cooking, whisk the flour and butter for about 5 minutes, then stir in the onion, milk, bay leaf, and paprika. Let it simmer for 10 minutes before removing the bay leaf. 

     Next, put the egg in and still in ¾ of the cheese. Season it with salt and pepper, then fold the macaroni into the mix and pour it into the casserole dish. Don’t forget to top it off with the remaining cheese. 

     Finally, top it all off with bread crumbs and bake for 30 mins. This dish is sure to be a hit. 

     All in all, these are only a few delicious recipes for easy dishes among many. Make this Thanksgiving special and treat yourself and others with an enticing homemade dish. 


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