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Wednesday, November 05 2008
Making Thanksgiving meals easy for the whole family.

Turkey Breast

* De-bone and remove skin from a large turkey breast
* Butterfly the breast
* Cover with plastic wrap and pound lightly to ensure that meat is an even thickness
* Remove plastic wrap and cover butterflied breast with your favorite stuffing (leaving aprox. 1 inch around the edges uncovered)
* Roll breast up and tie securely with butchers twine
* Cook covered in a 375* oven on low rack for aprox. 1 hour per pound , basting frequently with melted butter
* Uncover and cook an additional 10-15 min
* Let stand 10 minutes before removing twine and slicing

French Fried Sweet Potatoes

Be sure to use sweet potatoes and not yams as they are much firmer and will not break as easily while cooking. These fries can be made sweet or savory.

* Cut sweet potatoes as you would cut regular potatoes for french fries
* Soak in cold water for aprox. 10 min
* Rinse and pat dry
* Deep fry in light oil until crispy and browned
* Season hot fries with garlic salt and pepper, or cinnamon
* Serve hot

Pineapple Baked Loin of Pork

When cooking for only a few people, a boneless Pork Loin with Pineapple is a simple alternative.

* Boneless loin of Pork
* 1 can crushed Pineapple undrained
* 1/4 cup light Soy sauce
* 1 tbsp crushed garlic
* 2 tbsp liquid Honey
* Salt and pepper


* Combine all ingredients and pour over pork in a roasting pan
* Cook pork uncovered according to package directions, basting frequently
* Cover with as many pineapple chunks as possible and broil for the last 5 minutes of cook time

Cornish Hens

Cornish Hens with Cranberry Stuffing are a great alternative to turkey .

* 1 cup Chopped Fresh Cranberries
* 1/4 cup minced Onions
* 1/8 cup Sugar
* 1/4 cup chopped Celery
* 2 Tbsp. Parsley
* 1/4 tsp chopped Fresh Rosemary
* 1/4 cup melted Butter
* 4 cups dried Bread cut into cubes
* Salt and Pepper


* Combine berries and sugar and let set for half an hour
* Saute onions, celery and parsley
* Add crumbs and seasonings
* Add cranberry and sugar mixture and stuff into hens
* Cook Hens according to package directions

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