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Thanksgiving Recipes

Here are some easy recipes that you can make with your child. Who knows? Similar recipes may have been used at the First Thanksgiving!!


1 egg, beaten
1 17-oz. can cream-style corn
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
1/4 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Pour into a greased casserole dish. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 35 minutes. Serves 4.


1 cup fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

Wash cranberries and remove stems. Put cranberries and water in a large pot. Cook over medium heat until cranberries break open. Add sugar slowly and bring to a slow boil. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand until cranberries are cool.


1 cup of yellow cornmeal
1 cup unsifted flour
4 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup margarine
1 cup milk
2 eggs

Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Blend in the margarine. In a medium bowl, mix the milk and eggs. Then briskly stir this mixture into the cornmeal mixture for a few minutes. Pour the mixture into a greased 8-inch baking dish. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Let cool; then cut into squares.


5 quarts popped popcorn
2 (14-oz.) packages light caramels
1/2 cup light corn syrup
4 tablespoons water

Melt caramels in top of double boiler (or use the microwave). Add corn syrup and water, and mix until smooth. Slowly pour mixture over warm popcorn in large bowl or pan, mixing well. Shape into balls when cool. Makes about 30 small balls.


18 to 20 ears of corn
4 1/2 cups milk
6 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 tablespoons sugar
3/4 stick margarine

Cut corn off cobs and then scrape cobs to remove remaining bits of corn. Stir ingredients together. Pour mixture into a greased shallow baking dish. Dot the top with margarine, if desired. Bake at 375 degrees for around 35 minutes.



Fill each finger of a latex disposable glove with crumpled tissue papers, each finger a different color, to resemble turkey feathers. Fill the thumb with brown to resemble turkey's head. Stuff popcorn into remaining portion of the glove, then tie with piece of brown yarn. Draw eyes with markers, then glue a piece of candy corn for the nose. Kids will love these treats!!


Using two double-stuffed Oreo cookies, take the first one apart to use as the base. Place the whole oreo on its side and stick it into the base cookie. In front of the standing Oreo, place a malted milk ball in the white part, to make a turkey head. Use candy corn stuck into the standing Oreo cookie for the turkey feathers.


Make small cornucopias from Bugle snacks. Place a bit of vanilla frosting in the hole and stick Trix cereal on it for the fruit. Really cute idea!

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