Friday, November 6, 2009

Our Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

Here are a couple of our family's Thanksgiving traditions...along with all of the other traditional foods, these are some favorites.  You can view all of my recipes at

Green Bean Bundles

These are SO yummy! Everyone always wants the recipe!! :)


2 or 3 cans of whole green beans **
Bacon slices (cut in 1/2 - 1/3rd)
6T of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 t salt & pepper

Wrap a handful of green beans around a half a slice of bacon. Secured with a toothpick if the bacon is to short ...That makes one bundle - keep going for as many bundles as you would like to have.

Melt the butter and stir in one cup of brown sugar (more or less depending on how sweet you would like it). Add a teaspoon of garlic salt and slat and pepper to taste

Bake 350 until the bacon is done

** About 4 cups, (also the whole green beans look fancier, but the cut ones work fine too!)

Stuffing Balls

Turkey giblets
8 tablespoon butter
4 ea celery tops
20 sl bread
16 oz pepperidge farm stuffing
2 cup chicken stock
2 each onions, chopped
2 cup chicken stock

Boil giblets, butter, and celery tops until done. Toast breads, then break toast into small pieces. Add Pepperidge Farm stuffing to toast.

Cook chopped onions in stock. When tender, add to bread mix. If dressing is too dry, add chicken stock for additional moisture.

Preheat oven to 350. Form into serving-size balls and place in buttered baking dish. Spoon additional broth over balls. Bake 1 hour or until brown.

This dressing is moist and is very easy to serve. If I have too much for Thanksgiving I freeze uncooked balls and use them at Christmas which helps speed up dinner that busy day.

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