Potluck Recipes For The Holiday Season
Main Dish Idea
4-6 chicken breast halves
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 tbs sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 onion, chopped
shortening or oil for frying
flour (salted to taste) for dredging
Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces and roll in the flour mixture. Brown in shortening and remove from pan. Melt butter in in skillet and saute the green pepper and onion until tender. Add cranberry sauce and sugar, to peppers and onions, mix well and heat through. Add chicken to sauce and serve. I usually spoon this recipe over rice pilaf in some sort of a decorative casserole dish for serving.
Side Dish Ideas
1/2 stick of butter
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
15 oz. can of pumpkin puree
141/2 oz. can of chicken broth
1 pint heavy cream
Place the first four ingredients in a pan and saute until the onion is tender. Add remaining ingredients and stir over medium heat until well blended and heated through. Best served with some type of dense artisan bread such as a sourdough or rye.
This one doesn't sound all that interesting but I serve it fairly often because it is very inexpensive, very easy (I'm all about easy) and very tasty. People ask for this recipe every time I serve it.
1 package frozen tater-tots
Cavenders Greek Seasoning
Slice the onion into rings and layer them in the bottom of a 9x13 foil pan. Dump the package of tater-tots over the onions. Drizzle olive oil over the tots and then sprinkle the with the Cavenders. Cover tightly with foil and bake at about 375 for around an hour.
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter (melted)
2/3 cup whole or evaporated milk
2 tbs white corn syrup
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Cook first six ingredients over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until soft ball stage (242 degrees)
Then remove from heat and add:
1 12 oz. package white chocolate morsels
1 7 oz. jar of marshmallow cream
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp vanilla
Mix with a wooden spoon until ingredients are well blended then turn out into a 9x9 foil lined pan and allow to set till firm. Cut into one inch pieces.
2 sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tbs vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 tbs instant coffee granules
6 oz. butterscotch chips
6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add flour, extracts and instant coffee and mix well. Add chips
Press into a shallow 13 inch pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
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