Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving dinner! Turkey with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade (healthy!) stuffing, lightened-up sweet potato casserole, and green beans.

Healthy stuffing recipe
6 slices lite bread
1 cup each of chopped onion, chopped celery, chopped Granny Smith apple
1 cup fat free chicken broth
1/4 cup egg beaters
1 Tb butter
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Salt, Pepper, Sage to taste (~1tsp each)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degress
Cube the bread (make sure it’s stale or lightly toasted), place in greased casserole dish
Cook onions and celery in broth on medium heat for about 8 minutes
Add apples to pot, add seasonings, allow to cool for a few minutes
Add egg beaters and butter – stir to combine
Pour over bread in the dish
Cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes
Remove foil, fluff stuffing mixture, and cook for 15 more minutes un-covered

Lightened-up sweet potato casserole recipe:
2 large sweet potatoes
1/2 cup egg beaters
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup lite maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mini marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Peel and cube sweet potatoes
Place sweet potatoes in a bowl with 1/2″ water, cover, and microwave just until tender
Combine cooked sweet potato cubes with all ingredients EXCEPT marshmallows
Bake for 45 minutes
Remove dish from oven, sprinkle marshmallows on top, bake for 5 additional minutes


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