Morris Black Designs Thanksgiving
As Thanksgiving approaches and the leaves start to turn; the hustle and the bustle in the kitchen seems to increasingly pick up. Thanksgiving recipes seem to flood your head. It could be your in-laws that came into town for the holiday, or the busy meal prep that takes over all the possible kitchen counter space. A little help this time of the year could be exactly what your family needs. We aren’t just a kitchen designer who does kitchen remodeling in Lehigh Valley, PA. Morris Black Designs is a family just like yours.
We know how important it is to have a Thanksgiving dinner that gathers the entire family around the table. In honor of the holiday we thought we would share with you a few of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes for your side dishes. We’ve been around since 1908 so we have a little experience in creating a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, and a perfect custom kitchen to go along with it!
Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes
Asparagus Salad with Balsamic Dressing
2 lbs asparagus spears ½ red bell pepper
¼ cup sweet onion, minced ½ yellow bell pepper
3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 of clove garlic, pressed
⅓ cup olive oil salt and pepper
Blanch asparagus 2 minutes until just green; then plunge into ice water. Thinly slice peppers into 1 inch lengths. Place onion, peppers and asparagus into bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic. Pour dressing over. Stir. Cover and refrigerate.
2 ½ cups corn 1 tablespoon sugar
3 eggs beaten dash nutmeg
¼ cup unsifted all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon salt 2 cups light cream
¼ teaspoon white pepper
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a 1 ½ quart casserole dish. In a large bowl combine corn and eggs. Mix well. Combine flour, salt, pepper, sugar, and nutmeg. Stir into corn mixture. Add butter and cream; mix well. Pour into prepared casserole. Set casserole in pan containing 1 inch hot water. Bake uncovered 1 hour and 10 minutes or until pudding is firm and knife inserted comes out clean. Serve hot.
Thanksgiving Hearty Side Dish Recipes
Apple Sweet Potato Bake
3 cups sweet potatoes ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 Large Granny Smith apples ¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Peel, slice, and par-cook the sweet potatoes. Peel and slice apples. In a greased 1 ½ quart baking dish, layer half of the sweet potatoes and apples. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Sprinkle half over apples. Dot with half of the butter. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Baste with pan juices. Bake uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until the apples are tender. Serves 8.
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
3-4 average lbs. Potatoes, sliced and par-boiled 2 cups cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter 2 cups diced ham
2 tablespoons flour salt and pepper to taste
2 cups milk optional: extra ¼-½ cup milk
In a sauce pan make the white sauce: Melt butter, add flour and whisk. Slowly add milk while whisking and boil till thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste. Slowly add milk while whisking and boil until thickened. Pre-cook sliced potatoes and set aside. Gather rest of ingredients. Layer potatoes, cheese, and ham. Top with some white sauce. Repeat until all layers are complete, finishing with the cheese.
On top add dots of butter, and make knife marks throughout. Pour some milk over the top as needed. You do not want a soup consistency, only add milk if mix appears to need more moisture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.
Please enjoy these Thanksgiving recipes we have gathered from friends, family, and clients over the years. We hope they fill your table with warmth and happiness this Thanksgiving. From our Morris Black Designs family we wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!