|Alex and Grandpa supervising the cooks!|
Here is the list of everything that was served:
Turkey - 13 lbs.
frozen petite brussel sprouts
Mom's cranberry jello salad
mashed potatoes and gravy
pumpkin pie cheesecake
apple pie with streusel topping
I made the cauliflower and corn bread and want to share those with you in this blog. Stuffing and jello will come in a future post as they are my mom's special recipes and really good (and I didn't capture pictures of those - whoops)
I found the cauliflower via Pinterest and my mom and I both agreed that this would be a unique twist on a mostly "boring veggie." She isn't a fan of cauliflower smash like I am, and I hope to try to make a pizza crust with cauliflower in the future, so this would be something good for us.
We started with a rather large head of cauliflower and chopped it into florets.
My mom suggested I try to make a creamed corn, corn bread as I wanted to do a corn bread casserole, but my grandma always has bread with her meal and we didn't need another veggie dish (at almost 90, the woman gets what she wants after providing for us for so many years). I found one on GardenFork TV. We didn't have a cast iron pan to bake it in, so we used two darker metal 9X9 and 9" round pans.
This is another simple recipe as I started with corn bread muffin mix from the store. Just add some milk, creamed corn and eggs. We realized that there was no fat in the recipe and because we weren't going to melt it in the cast iron like the recipe said. So we melted a few Tbsp. in the microwave and added it to the mix. Then we scooped even amounts in the pan and guessed on about 20 minutes in the oven.
The bread came out light and fluffy and was the perfect addition to the meal. Leftovers were eaten with my mom's black bean chicken chili on Sunday night.