Monday, February 8, 2010

Sunday Dinner: Thanksgiving Flavors

This is not one of the easiest Sunday dinners in my repertoire, but my collection of cornbread was starting to take over my freezer and I do adore Thanksgiving flavors.

On Saturday:
#thawed cornbread
#made cranberry applesauce (like applesauce only with a bag of cranberries thrown in - sweeten until it's how you like it - tart, in my opinion)
#made creamed chicken (from More with Less - using leftover Thanksgiving turkey!); put in casserole with glass lid for easy re-heating

On Sunday morning:
#mixed up the cornbread dressing (also from More with Less - saute vegetables in the dutch oven, throw the rest of the herbs, cornbread, and stock in - set on timed bake
#cut up cauliflower, add water in pot

At Sunday dinnertime:
#turn burner on under cauliflower - steam it, sprinkle with sumac
#nuke creamed turkey in the microwave
#set cranberry applesauce and cornbread dressing on the table

I must say, cranberry applesauce is a workhorse in my winter cookery. My grandmother taught me to make it and it's so easy (I cut up 4-6 apples without coring or peeling, dump in a bag of cranberries and and maybe a 1/2 cup water and let it cook for a while, then put it through my Foley food mill, add sugar and taste). Its bright tang goes well next to roasted root vegetables, turkey soup, split pea soup, and anything served with cornbread. Try it! You'll like it!


Christian - Modobject@Home said...

I love the cranberry-apple combination... now you've lured this pregnant lady into a 9 p.m. craving!

What a lovely, warming meal to enjoy on a cold and snowy weekend.

Crystal said...

I've been trying to decide what to do with the bag of cranberries in my freezer. Thanks for the idea; sounds easy and delicious.

Margo said...

Crys, I actually stash extra bags in my freezer to keep us going through the winter! After November, I can't find cranberries.