Turkey Day 2013

For Thanksgiving this year me and Eddie went to his moms house so we didn't have to cook but we did bring quite a few side dishes.

Here's What we brought
Spicy Beer Jerky
1-2 pounds stir fry meat
1 tsp liquid smoke
2 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 beer

1) Place all ingredients in a large Ziploc bag and marinate over night
2) Place in Dehydrator and cook for 3-6 hours at 170 degrees

Cheesy Bread

-Homemade pizza dough with 1/4 tsp garlic powder added into dough
-1/2 cup of butter (melted)
-8 oz of Mozzarella Cheese
-Parmesan Cheese
-Greek Seasoning

1) Pre-Heat oven to 425 degrees
2) Follow the Homemade Dough Recipe found here adding 1/4 garlic powder to the dough
3) Melt 1/2 cup of butter and place into the bottom of a baking sheet with a lip
4) Roll out dough and place on top of butter
5) Top dough with mozzarella, Greek seasoning, and Parmesan cheese
6) Cook at 425 degrees for 15 minutes then lower the temp down to 350 for the last 10

Ranch Dip

-8oz Cottage Cheese
-8oz Greek Yogurt
-Ranch Dressing Flavor Package

-Mix all ingredients together
-Serve with Ruffles Potato chips or Veggies

Autumn Chopped Salad
-Chopped romaine lettuce
-2 medium pears (chopped)
-1 cup dried cranberries
-1 cup chopped pecans
-8 slices bacon (crumbled)
-1 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
-Balsamic Vinaigrette

1) Combine lettuce, pears, cranberries, pecans, bacon, and feta
2) Top with balsamic vinaigrette

Recipe adapted from: www.espressoandcream.com

Cranberry Sauce
-12oz Cranberries
-6 tbsp red wine
-2/3 cup sugar

1) Bring Cranberries and Wine to a boil
2) Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes
3) Remove from heat and add sugar
4) Chill in refrigerator then serve

-Recipe Adapted from: The Illustrated Quick Cook by Heather Whinney (Found using Bing Food and Drink)

Chocolate Pretzel Bites
-Square Pretzels
-Hershey Kisses

1) Pre-Heat Oven to 200 degrees
2) Place Pretzels on Cookie Sheet and top with a Hershey Kiss
3) Place in Oven until Chocolate melts (about 5 minutes)
4) Top each Kiss with a M&M


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