Monday, November 27, 2006

Family-Style Turkey Meal

Suggested Family-Style Menu:
Corn Bread Dressing-Giblet Gravy
Relish plate with cranberry sauce, peach and cucumber pickles
Fruit Salad
Sweet Potato Casserole
Rolls-Honey Butter
Pecan Pie a la mode
Tip: Use holiday dÃcorer. May make menus for each guest. Place a nut cut by each plate with holiday candies. Make individual pecan pies to take home. Make plates of foods for shut-ins. Make gourmet gift food baskets for each guest or shut-ins and insert the gift food items. Deliver food immediately after placing on plates.
Food for Thought: I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30
Family Meal Planning
From the Nutritionist: This meal is designed to serve family style. Make dough for rolls and allow to rise while food is prepared. Make the pies first. While pies are baking, make corn bread dressing and place in refrigerator. May cook turkey in a slower cooker. It takes longer, but the meat is so tender and delicious. Use a meat thermometer to test for doneness. When the turkey and pies are done, cook the dressing. Boil the giblets for gravy. Save the broth and use to make gravy. Cook sweet potatoes for casserole and mash. Mix other ingredients and top with marshmallows if desired. If a family member is on a diabetic food diet, omit the extra sugar products. Prepare salad. Dip fruit for salad in ascorbic acid to prevent oxidation. Prepare relish plate and cover with plastic wrap until time to serve. Make honey butter for rolls by mixing honey and butter. Baked rolls just before serving food. The turkey and pecans provides protein. Potatoes and fruit and relish supply vitamins and minerals. Dressing and rolls are carbohydrates. If ice cream is served with the pie, calcium is provided.

Happy holidays from our family to yours!

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