Thanksgiving is so much fun! Not only do we get to go home for a long weekend, but we get to eat some awesome traditional foods. Today I am going to talk about some sides that I absolutely love at the Thanksgiving table.
This is a lithuanian cusine that my grandmother makes every year. A lot of people are not big fans, but I absolutely love it. In reality they taste like dumplings in sour cream. I don’t know why I love them so much. Also my grandmother nick names them “sinkers” because they go straight to the bottom of your stomach.Leistinuku sriuba (Dough pieces soup)
Ingredients: 2 cups of Flour, 1-2 eggs, salt, ½ cup milk, 1/2 cup water, butter.
Directions: Whip eggs with pinch of salt, add flour, then add some milk to reach density like sour cream. Boil milk together with water and drive dough from spoon into liquid. Boil for a few minutes. Eat flavoured with butter.Baked Apple and Sweet Potato Casserole
6 sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons melted butter-divided
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup rum
Preheat to 350. Boil or steam potatoes until tender, remove skin, cut lengthwise in slices. Peel and core apples slice in rings. Butter 9x6 dish, grease with 1 tablespoon butter, alternate potato-apple layers.Add remaining ingredients with the rest of butter and pour over top. Bake 30 min. or more until liquid is mostly absorbed and top is brown and shiny. Top with marshmallows a little before done and brownCranberry Sauce
· 2 cups fresh cranberries
· 1/2 cup apple or orange juice
· 1/2 cup honey
· 1/2 grated orange rind
· Mix cranberries, juice, and honey in a pot. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes, until cranberries pop. Remove from heat
· Stir in orange rind and 1/2 cup of whatever you like (see below).
· Let cool at room temperature, then refrigerate or can.Broccoli Cassarole
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 cups instant rice
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
1 (16 ounce) jar process cheese sauce
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1. Cook rice as directed on box.
2. Saute onions in margarine until done.
3. Cook broccoli as directed on package and drain.
4. Mix together broccoli, soup, rice, onion, butter or margarine, and cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in a 9 by 13 inch oven proof dish.
5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).