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  •  My mom's creamed onions (6+ / 0-)

    She's in a nursing home now, so I haven't had them at Thanksgiving for years. I'm going to try making them for Christmas this year, however.
    If you know how to make a roux, you can make these. It's basically a white sauce to which you add cheese (mom always used cheddar). You need pearl onions (jarred, fresh or frozen will work - just be sure they're blanched, or lightly cooked, before using).
    Make a roux. Add milk to make a white sauce. Add cheese. put the onions in  a casserole dish. Pour sauce over. Crumble Ritz crackers over the top. Bake about 350 degrees until bubbly.

    This year I'm doing a Trader Joe's brined bird (FightingR is right, brining makes all the difference. I've done my own before and used Alton Brown's, which is fabulous and highly recommended. This year, as I'm working at TJ's, I went that route. But I hear they're wonderful).
    Other than that, it's cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, mashed butternut squash (with a little butter, maple syrup and nutmeg), and green bean casserole (Trader Joe's recipe using TJ's real fried onions and portabella mushroom soup - customers tell me it's really good. Other than that, shrimp cocktail for an app and some wine or spirits.

    Happy Thanksgiving all...

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 05:56:32 AM PST

    •  my mom loved creamed onions (1+ / 0-)
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      a running family joke was that she would say the creamed onions didn't taste good so that the children would not want to try them.

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

      by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 02:18:02 PM PST

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