Thanksgiving is only a few days away. What is your favorite Thanksgiving recipe? Will you be making it this year? Mind sharing?
This year I will be taking a salad, stuffed acorn squash and winter fruit pie as a contribution to our meal at Linda's. The stuffed acorn squash is a recipe I just saw last week and the winter fruit pie is a long-time favorite.
Stuffed Acorn Squash
You can easily increase the amounts in this recipe to fit the number of guests who'll be skipping the turkey. Makes 4 servings.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2 acorn squash, halved with the seeds removed
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup wild rice
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a shallow baking dish, coat with olive oil and place the halved squash cut side down. Put in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until just tender.
In a pot, bring the vegetable broth to a boil and add the rice. Cover, lower the heat and cook until the broth is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat. In a bowl, mix the rice, cranberries, walnuts, salt and pepper. Spoon the rice mixture into the squash.
May be served warm or at room temperature.
Winter Fruit Pie
1 lg can crushed pineapple
1 sm box Orange Jello
1 can pie cherries, drained
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 c sugar
¼ c flour
5 bananas, sliced
2 baked pie shells
Bring pineapple, sugar, flour and Orange Jello to a boil. Fold in drained cherries. Let cool. When cool, add pecans and bananas. Pour into baked pie shells, chill until set. Serve with whipped cream or Cool Whip. Also good plain.
I have no idea why each recipe is spaced the way they are. They both came from single space Word docs. Ah, well.