The Perfect Turkey
The turkey has been featured at the center of quintessential holiday table for the last 200 years; it symbolizes Thanksgiving. President Truman wasn't just being optimistic when he said: "We should all get together and make a country in which everybody can eat turkey whenever he pleases"-he was foreseeing the future. As a nation, our annual per capita consumption of this bird has gone up dramatically in the last 30 years, from under 8 pounds in 1970 to almost 25 pounds today. Turkey has also gone upscale, with many varieties available for sale and even new cuts (such as turkey "tenderloin" and "scaloppine") that appeal to consumers who want a quick and easy dinner. What's more is that we now eat turkey outside of the "holiday season" and today's turkey transcends the dry, tough bird that you may remember growing up with.
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Experts say offering the traditional menu items mixed with a few unique side dishes can make this Thanksgiving holiday a memorable one. "I think it is fun to ‘mix it up’ and include family favorites with the introduction of one or two new recipes, especially with vegetarians at the table, delicious, interesting side dishes are a must," said Diane Morgan, teacher and author of 11 cookbooks including, "The Thanksgiving Table."
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Scalloped Sweet PotatoesIngredients
• 2-1/4 lbs. sweet potatoes or yams
• 1/4 cup unsalted butter
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
• 1-1/4 cups lowfat milk
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Sour Creamed Green BeansIngredients:
• 2 Tbsps. unsalted butter
• 1 small onion
• 3/4 cup sour cream
• 3 Tbsps. all purpose flour
• 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
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