Since October was "pumpkin recipe month", I thought I'd dedicate November's Wednesday blog posts to Thanksgiving recipes. Most people have turkey (or in my best friend's case, steak) to celebrate Thanksgiving, but each family makes the dinner their own by including sides that have become family traditions. In my house, the sides are what make the meal. I'm going to share some of the foods that make my Thanksgiving so special!
1 lb. fresh green beans
4 oz. slivered almonds
3 tbsp. olive oil
2-3 cloves minced garlic (we are Italian so we like a lot of garlic)
First, toast the almonds in a skillet till they are a little brown. Halfway through, you can add the garlic so it begins to cook.
Next, add the green beans and olive oil. Stir every once in a while to make sure the green beans don't start to stick to the pan. Let cook until green beans are cooked thoroughly. Then serve!
I don't like canned cranberry sauce. It's too sweet and too jelly-ish for me. Instead, I love to make my own cranberry sauce (I've mentioned this before). Here is my favorite recipe!
1 pkg. whole cranberries
1 medium orange diced
1 c. sugar/sugar substitute
1-2 oz. orange liqueur or brandy
splash of orange juice if necessary
Combine ingredients and boil in a pot stirring frequently. Allow to simmer until cranberries have boiled to a soft consistency. You will hear a "pop" as the cranberries get hot. Stir often.