Food for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than a week away…boy how time flies. If you are anything like me, you’re trying to decide what dish to cook for the big meal. Below are several simple recipes that would be great for a Thanksgiving meal. I’ve made all of these, and highly recommend them!

Brown Sugar Ham

If you are hosting Thanksgiving, this is a great main dish.

ham

Source: crockingirls.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 ham, pre-cooked, bone-in, spiral cut (mine was 11lbs)
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits, undrained

Directions:

  1. Cover the bottom of the roaster with brown sugar.
  2. Place ham on top of brown sugar and add the pineapple with the juice. Sprinkle ham with more brown sugar.
  3. Cover and cook on low (about 200 degrees) for about 8 hours.

The original recipe said to use a crockpot, but I didn’t have one big enough to fit an 11lb ham.

Parmesan Ranch Mushrooms & Green Beans

This recipe works really well because you can throw all of the ingredients in the crockpot in the morning, then you’re done. It’ll be ready by lunch.  

mushrooms

Source: richestoragsbydori.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 (16oz) containers of fresh button mushrooms
  • 16-24oz fresh green beans
  • 1 ranch dressing packet
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, approximately (Be careful not to put too much of this in the recipe; it makes it really salty. Mine was almost too salty for my taste, but others thought it was great.)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to the crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  3. Stir occasionally if you feel like it.

The original recipe only called for mushrooms.

Simple Pasta Salad

This is a great recipe because you can make it the night before.

pasta

Source: allrecipes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 16oz uncooked rotini pasta
  • 16oz bottle Italian salad dressing
  • 2 cucumbers, chopped
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 4oz grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 12 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the cooked pasta with the Italian dressing, cucumbers, tomatoes, and green onions. In a small bowl, mix the Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning, and gently mix into the salad. Cover, and refrigerate until serving.

Here’s the original recipe.

Salami, Cream Cheese, and Pepperoncini Roll-Ups

This is a great finger food.

salami

Source: allrecipes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 18 slices thinly sliced salami (I used hard salami and genoa salami.)
  • 18 slices pepperoncini peppers, drained, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoon softened cream cheese over a slice of salami; top with 1 to 3 slices of pepperoncini pepper.
  2. Roll the salami around the cheese and pepper; secure with toothpick.
  3. Repeat with remaining ingredients; serve immediately (or put in the fridge for a couple of hours until you’re ready to serve them).

Here’s the original recipe.

 

Hopefully you now know what to make for Thanksgiving! Feel free to share your favorite recipes below.

 

 

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