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Thanksgiving Dinner Stuffing & Side Dishes

These recipes were brought to Germany by Linda Polzin who was born and raised in Houston, Texas

Hope everyone enjoys these recipes as much as my family has through the years!

Stuffing (Turkey)
(Linda Polzin)

2 cups coarsely chopped onion
2 cups coarsely chopped celery
saute in 1 stick margarine, medium heat, 5 to 7 mins. Stir
well so as not to brown, only until clear.
12 slices of white bread ( chop up bread but not too fine )
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups broth (from Turkey)
1 can chopped water chestnuts ( might want to chop them
even a bit more)
Cook at 400°F  for about 45 minutes. Yields a 3 quart
and a 2 quart dish.
Serves many people.


Sweet Potato Casserole
 (Linda Polzin)

Recipe Summary

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 large), scrubbed
2 large eggs, lightly beaten with a fork
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted plus more for the preparing the pan
2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Put the sweet potatoes on
a baking sheet and pierce each one 2 or 3 times with a fork.
Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.
Turn the oven down to 350 degrees F.
Scoop the sweet potato out of their skins and into a medium
bowl. Discard the skins. Mash the potatoes until smooth. Add
the eggs, butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg,
and pepper to taste. Whisk the mixture until smooth.
Butter an 8 x 8-inch casserole. Pour the sweet potato mixture
into the pan and sprinkle the top with the pecans. Bake for
30 to 40 minutes until a bit puffy. Serve immediately.

Note: 400 degrees Fahrenheit are about 204 degrees Celsius

              350 degrees Fahrenheit are about 177 degrees Celsius

Green Bean Casserole
 (Linda Polzin)

Recipe Summary

Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

1 large bag of frozen green beans, cut or french style, thawed
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup white Cheddar cheese ( can use Gouda or whatever you like the best)
1 can fried onion rings

In a skillet, melt butter and cook onions for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until golden.
Stir in soup and cream. Bring to a simmer. Stir in the cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in green beans and toss to coat. Transfer to a buttered casserole. Top with fried onions and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly


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