“Thanksgiving Day & More” – ICEPN TV Thanksgiving Encore Program

ICEPN TV Thanksgiving Encore Program “Thanksgiving Day & More” – Meet Virginia TV Series Special Edition features Two Thanksgiving Recipes. Program Host: Virginia Ng and Lili Greene, Guest: Rose Flynn. .

Program Recorded for 2011 Thanksgiving Day
Program Host:  Lili Greene, Virginia Ng
Program Guest:  Rose Flynn

Two Thanksgiving Recipes:
Recipe 1 (Demo in the Video)

Cranberry-Orange Relish:  served with turkey, 1-2 TB/serving

  • 12 oz cranberries:  buy fresh cranberries in the produce section of the grocery story, remove from bag and rinse.  Remove any soft berries and any that do not float!
  • 1 1\2 cup sugar
  • 6 TB orange juice
  • 2 TB water
  • 1 1\2 TB chopped candied ginger
  • 1 1\2 tsp. orange peel finely grated: orange peel can be purchased in the spice section of the grocery store; it’s easier to buy dry and this way you always have it on hand.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium size pot; make sure there is plenty of room for the mixture to bubble up as it cooks. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about ten minutes.  Continue to cook for a few minutes longer until mixture looks soft and foams.  Remove from heat; wait until it cools slightly then pour carefully into a heat-proof bowl.
  • Refrigerate, chill thoroughly, overnight.  This will stay fresh for at least a week.  It never lasts that long at my house!  After Thanksgiving dinner, this can be used to make turkey sandwiches with the leftovers.  enjoy!

Traditional Cranberry Sauce:  12 oz cranberries, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water.  Mix together and cook as above.

Recipe 2 (Demo in the Video)

Simple Bread Stuffing from Ginny Flynn

  • For one small turkey: Use half for a large chicken.
  • Wash chicken thoroughly. Use salt to rub around the inside of the cavity to be stuffed.
  • Mix: 20 slices of stale bread broken into pieces.  Use plain sliced white bread.  You don’t want to use anything too dense because you want the bread to absorb the applesauce and turkey juices.  If the bread is fresh, tear into pieces and bake at 300 ⁰F until dry and hard.
  • Mix:    4 eggs
    • About 2 cups (purchase 25 oz jar) applesauce
  • Add the egg/applesauce mixture to the dry bread. You may have to add more applesauce.  It should be wet but not soaked.  You want the stuffing to be able to absorb the flavor of the turkey juices.  The cooked stuffing should be moist but not soggy.
  • Add one medium onion finely chopped, about ½ c
  • Sprinkle Thyme (1-2 tsp,) Sage (1-2 tsp) and Parsley (1/2 TB) to taste and toss lightly.

Many years ago when I first married, my new husband asked me to learn how to make his mother’s stuffing.  This is her recipe.  She was a wonderful cook and as the mother of nine children, she had to cook a lot of food quickly.  This didn’t stop her from preparing nutritious flavorful meals.  She was a real wiz in the kitchen!  enjoy! roseflynn

 Recipe 3 (No Demo in the Video)

Thanksgiving is an uncomplicated holiday.  It’s about enjoying food, family and friends.  Have a lovely day. r

Roast Turkey/Baked Chicken … easy (the chicken does all the work)

  • Wash whole turkey or large roasting chicken
  • Drain well; salt cavity. Place in roasting pan, on rack.
  • Set aside while you make the stuffing.
  • Loosely place stuffing into cavity. You can also loosen skin over neck area and stuff that area too.
  • Sprinkle parsley, sage and thyme over bird.
  • Cover; heavy duty aluminum foil can be used to make a loose “tent” over the turkey sealing in all of the cooking juices.
  • Roast 350 ⁰F for 20 minutes\lb when bird is stuffed.
  • Uncover with about 30 minutes before end time to let bird brown.
  • You don’t have to fuss; you don’t have to baste it!
  • Use a meat thermometer (185 ⁰F) to make sure the turkey is thoroughly cooked, or just wiggle the drumstick… if it feels like it is going to fall off the bird… it’s done!

If you don’t want to prepare a stuffing, you can place a whole peeled onion in the cavity. and/or some carrots and celery.  Reduce cooking time to 15-20 min/LB.

Happy Thanksgiving Day
Special Thanks for our friend, TV show guest, Rose Flynn!

Download the recipe here Thanksgiving Recipes 2011 From Rose Flynn