Easy Recipes for Friendsgiving
It’s nice to spend Thanksgiving with the people you care about. But lets face it, us twenty-somethings may not be the best in the kitchen. For those of you wanting to create your own Thanksgiving with close friends, here are some great recipes to try out. Happy Friendsgiving!
An Easy Turkey
Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Chop up some onions, carrots, and apples for around your turkey. Clean out your defrosted turkey (pull out neck and innards, throw out liver, but keep the rest to make some gravy). Brush your turkey with melted butter then start your seasoning with salt, pepper, and your choice of herbs. Place your onions, carrots, and apples around your turkey. Create a tent for over it with aluminum foil and let roast for 2 hours. Add 15 minutes per pound after 12 pounds. Remove the foil and add more melted butter. Turn up the heat to 425 degrees F and cook for one more hour. Afterwards, let it sit while you make the rest of your Friendsgiving dinner!
Cream of Spinach
Chop 1 shallot and cook in a large skillet with butter until soft.
Add 2 10-ounce boxes of frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry)
Let it cook and warm through for a few minutes.
Stir in 1 tablespoon flour,
1 cup chicken broth,
1/2 cup sour cream, and salt and pepper to taste.
Cook 5 minutes.
Easy Peasy Potatoes
Cut up some potatoes and put them in a bowl with water. Cover it with saran wrap and place in microwave for 5 minutes. Test for tenderness and cook for 2 more minutes. Drain water and add heavy cream, milk, sour cream, or chicken broth, whatever you have, till you get the right consistency. Add salt and pepper, then any extra things you might enjoy, like bacon, cheddar cheese, ham, onions, garlic, sausage, or vegetables. Mix it all together, then heat for one more minute before serving.
Stuffing the Quick Way
Shoprite (or any supermarket) sells Pepperidge Farms Stuffing in a variety of different kinds. I just grabbed the classic and it came out amazing. All you need is chopped up onions and celery. If you want, add cranberries or sausage for extra flavor. Just follow the directions on the bag and it’s ready in ten minutes. Tastes just like mom’s.
The Best Baked Mac n Cheese
Boil your favorite pasta, I prefer rotini. Melt down some cheddar cheese and any other of your favorite cheeses. Add some milk or heavy cream to give it a creamy consistency. Drain pasta and place in baking pan. Pour melted cheese evenly throughout pasta. Cook bacon to desired crispness and then break into small pieces to sprinkle over pasta. Stir in bacon and continue adding until satisfied. To top off your mac and cheese, sprinkle kettle cooked potato chips until evenly coated. Place in oven heated at 375 degrees F until golden brown.