A collection of Untrained Housewife tips and tricks from some of our authors. See Thanksgiving holiday recipes, quick and easy meals, and tips for handling the leftovers!
Setting the Thanksgiving Table
Prerna shares some great ideas for creating Thanksgiving themed centerpieces with the family as a fun activity. She also gives several ideas for holiday centerpieces using beautiful fall icons. It’s also a great article for tips on decorating on a budget during the tight holiday season when preparations for gift giving can put a hurt on your wallet.
Fall Vegetable Soup Side Dish for Thanksgiving
Fall is the time of many vegetables including squash, root crops and more. One of our authors, “craftygreenmama”, shares with us a delicious, hearty and nutritious recipe for a fall harvest soup. The main ingredients are celery root, potatoes and leek.
I would love to see this served as an appetizer, or hearty side-dish for a Thanksgiving meal. Don’t be afraid to adapt this recipe with whatever fall produce you may have on hand from your own home garden, or the bounties of a generous neighbor. Many winter squashes, turnips, beets, onion, shallots and other fall garden vegetables would be delicious additions to a soup.
Main Dish with Color and Flair — “Christmas Chicken”
This is a recipe I was given from my mother and I have to admit, it’s a family favorite. We probably have this once a week or so. It is, however, a star during the holidays because of the cranberry sweet-and-sour sauce, the ease with which I can fix it up, and the bright color it brings to the dinner.
The sauce ingredients store in the cupboard and can be mixed in less than ten minutes. Then the only cooking time is however long the meat you choose takes to cook. See the full Christmas Chicken recipe and feel free to adapt for Thanksgiving!
Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Food Solutions
Looking for how to creatively use the last of the Thanksgiving dinner in a non-boring and delicious way? After all, no one wants the food to go to waste. Thankfully Sharon has some interesting ideas for handling Thanksgiving leftovers!
Sharon brings years of experience as a mother and cook, to her tips for turning the holiday leftovers into usable, not to mention delicious, family meals. Her article will show you tips for using pumpkin, sausage, ham, turkey and potatoes — Thanksgiving dinner must-haves that you are likely to have around.
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