Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

I need an idea about what to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. I am going to my daughter-in-law's family (her aunt's) for the first time. Something special, but easy. I am not much of a cook.


Pam from RI


Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

Try simple orange glazed carrots. Everyone likes these and can eat them.

Slice carrots on the diagonal into thick coins, or use a bag or two of those baby carrots. Cover the carrots with water and a few pinches of salt in a pan and boil until a fork goes into them, 10 minutes more or less. Drain the carrots.

Melt a few tablespoonfuls of butter in the pan, and add a few spoonfuls of regular orange juice concentrate. Add a few pinches of a couple of the following powered spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, mace, cloves, ginger, or star anise. Whisk or stir the sauce ingredients together briefly over the heat then toss with the cooked carrots to coat.

You might want to add more concentrate if the orange flavor is not strong enough for your taste. You can also leave out the butter for people on diets. (11/21/2006)


By Speedwell

Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

Here is an easy salad recipe: Mix together: 1 small carton cottage cheese and 1 small package orange jello. Drain 1 small can crushed pineapple and 1 small can mandarin oranges. Fold into cottage cheese and jello mixture. Add 1 small carton Cool Whip, fold in gently. Refrigerate. You can use low fat items and sugar free jello to make it healthier. Takes five minutes to make. (11/21/2006)

By Jan Hunt

Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

Here's a recipe from Paula Deen at Foodnetwork. I've made it about 4 times and it's very easy and tastes really good.

Corn Casserole Recipe: courtesy Paula Deen

  • 1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (8-ounce) package corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with cheddar. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm.

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

By Debbie Dzurilla

Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

I found this on the internet:
Cranberry Sour Cream Salad

  • 1 box cherry jello
  • 3Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (8oz) can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup sour cream

Mix jello, sugar and boiling water. Chill until slightly set. Then add rest of ingredients mix well. Pour in mold or a fancy dish and refrigerate until set. (11/21/2006)


By Jan

Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

I am a throw together cook, so these amounts are all approximate. Taste is the best gauge of measurement, so taste as you go. Don't expect any leftovers with this one.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

  • 4 cans Pork and Beans, any brand
  • about 6 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • half a cup of brown sugar
  • half a cup of ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon of yellow mustard

Pour the beans into a colander and rinse the sauce off and let drain while you prepare the other ingredients. Fry chopped bacon until crispy; add onions and peppers and saute a couple minutes. Add brown sugar, ketchup, and mustard to pan, stir well. Pour the drained beans into the slow cooker. Add ingredients from the skillet to the beans, and cook on low heat


"with the lid off" stirring occasionally until they thicken. This takes very little of your time, as you just have to check on them occasionally, and everyone will think they are baked from scratch. They can be made the day before and returned to the slow cooker to heat for the meal.

P.S. Deviled eggs are always good, too.

Harlean from Arkansas (11/21/2006)

By Harlean

Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

A bottle of wine for Friday evening after all that shopping. (11/22/2006)

By Janice C.

Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

This was served tonight, some type of "fluffy salad".

  • 1 regular 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 can Eagle brand sweetened, condensed milk

Mix together, chill, and serve. Very tasty. (11/23/2006)

By Paula


Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

Or you could really take the easy way and bring a green salad. (11/09/2007)

By Judi

Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

  • 1 can/jar salsa
  • 1 jar jelly
  • meatballs (or Lil Smokies)

Mix the sauces together. Place meatballs in crockpot, cover with sauce. If the sauce doesn't cover the meatballs, add just enough water to barely cover the meat. Cover and heat on low for up to ten hours, high up to four. (11/12/2007)

By Robin Payton

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