Thanksgiving Tips for Time
Tomorrow is the day .. It is Thanksgiving and while most people already have their turkeys in the oven sides prepped and ready to bake and pies done ready to serve; You have nothing and are scrambling to put something together.
Well have no fear, Fit Chic is here …
Here are some great Thanksgiving Recipes in a pinch that will keep you the life of the party without anyone knowing how long it did take.
#1 Butternut Squash Soup
2 cloves of minced garlic
medium chopped yellow onion
2 T grass fed butter or ghee
6 cups butternut squash ( I used frozen pre cut squash)
15 oz chicken or veggie broth
2 tsp of cinnamon
⅛ tsp nutmeg
1 15 oz can full fat coconut milk
1/4 tsp of cloves
Top with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries or chives for garnish
In large pot, bring broth, squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to boil.
Simmer for 15 minutes or until butternut squash is very tender (about 15 minutes).
While squash is simmering, sauté onion in a small pan with garlic and butter till soft.
When squash has cooked for 15 minutes add sautéed onions and coconut milk to squash mixture, stir.
Throw it into a vitamin or blender and puree until smooth.
You may have to split into portions to fit your blender (or use a hand held immersion blender). Return to pot and heat.
Garnish with chives and toasted pine nuts.
*Fit Chic Tip .. I add cooked sausage and bacon bits to my left over soup and my husband was in heaven.
#2 Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes:
1 large head of cauliflower chopped (or to make it quicker use frozen cauliflower rice)
2 cloves of garlic
dash of pepper
2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or ghee
1 tablespoon of coconut creamer or coconut milk
2 oz of organic cream cheese or vegan cream cheese
*top with parmesan cheese for added deliciousness
Steam Cauliflower and then place in a blender or food processor.
Next add garlic, salt/pepper, butter, and creamer and continue to blend until (potato consistency appears).
Place in a large bowl and top with parmesan cheese place in the microwave for 2-3 and serve.
#3 Brussel Sprout Bake
2 pints Brussels sprouts, trimmed, about 1 1/2 pounds
3 tablespoons grass-fed butter
3 tablespoons almond or cashew flour
1 cup coconut milk or creamer
Garlic salt and freshly cracked black pepper
coconut or olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until bright green and beginning to soften. Remove the sprouts with a slotted spoon and drop into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
Make the sauce by melting the butter,garlic and flour together in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until smooth and bubbling, about 1 minute; slowly whisk in milk and sun-dried tomatoes continue to cook, whisking frequently, until thick and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Season the sauce well with salt and heavily with pepper.
Halve the Brussels sprouts through the core and put them in an even layer in a 2 quart baking dish. Pour the sauce over the sprouts and top with oil drizzle till evenly distributed. Bake in the center of the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until the top is golden and bubbling.
#4 Baked Pecan Cinnamon Apples
2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or Coconut Butter or oil
2 tablespoons Palm Sugar or Raw honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 tsp of pumpkin spice
1/2 cup chopped raw pecans
2 medium apples ( I like gala or Fuji)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a saute pan, heat butter and sugar until slightly caramelized. Add nuts and cinnamon and toss to coat. Remove from heat and let cool.
Remove stem from the apple and using a paring knife, scoop the core of the apple but leave some at the bottom to hold the filling. Stuff apples evenly with pecan mixture and place in a shallow baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until soft.
*For added deliciousness serve with Cashew milk Vanilla Ice Cream.
Now you have all you need to get all your cooking done without being in the kitchen all day and night!
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Posted By: Annie