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Modern Jingled Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by Eleanor Rose, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Eleanor Rose

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    You’re invited to my virtual Jingled Thanksgiving. In keeping with the jingled (mildly intoxicated) theme, you are asked to bring a side dish or dessert that contains alcohol as an ingredient. No sober foods allowed. What will you bring? Get creative! We have a lot of folks coming so we need a large buffet. @Southern Unionist will provide plenty of “O-be-Joyful” to accompany our courses.

    As your hostess (with the mostess), I’ll take care of the drunken turkey. While it’s baking, I’ll combine 8 tablespoons of butter with 1 cup of brown sugar, ground cinnamon, freshly ground nutmeg, 1/2 cup of dark rum (maybe a wee bit more) and a little salt and pepper. I’ll bring it to a boil then lower and simmer it for 10 minutes until it’s slightly thickened and syrup-like. Our tipsy turkey will be ready to enjoy as soon as I brush on this glaze.

    Let's have some fun with this. Add a recipe and tag a friend. Come on @JohnW., @LoriAnn, @nitrofd, @donna, @Cavalry Charger, @mofederal, @christian soldier, @AshleyMel, @Jimklag and all the rest of you fun lovin' CWT folks!

    Fun fact:
    "Regardless of precisely where and when “Jingle Bells.” was written, it is clear it was not intended as a Christmas song (and indeed, it contains no reference to Christmas or December, its only association with either of these being a mention of snow). While there are several origin stories about the song “Jingle Bells,” the most popular has it that Pierpont wrote the song for a Thanksgiving program at his father’s Sunday school; the song proved to be so popular the children were asked to the sing the song again at Christmas, and it has been tied to the latter holiday ever since."

    This version of the story has been disputed by some historians, however, who believe “Jingle Bells” was too racy for a Sunday school in the 1850s. Thus, our Jingled Thanksgiving was born!

    Source: Snopes
     

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  3. JohnW.

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    Gonna have to give this one a little thought....hmmmm :D
     
  4. donna

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    A famous Ky. dessert, Biscuit Pudding with Bourbon Sauce:

    10 1 1/2 inch biscuits
    1 quart milk
    6 eggs
    2 cups sugar
    2 tablespoons vanilla
    2 tablespoons butter
    Bourbon Sauce

    Break the biscuits into small pieces in bowl. Add the milk, soak 5 minutes. Beat eggs with sugar and vanilla. Add to the biscuit mix. Pour butter into a 2 quart baking dish. Add the pudding and bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

    Bourbon Sauce

    1 stick butter
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1/3 cup bourbon

    Melt butter in pan. Add sugar and cook 5 minutes. Beat egg, gradually add to butter mixture. Add the bourbon and mix well

    Serve Biscuit Pudding with bourbon sauce. Serve warm.

    Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy!

    I know Anna Elizabeth Henry and JPK Huson 1863 would have something delicious to bring.
     
  5. Eleanor Rose

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    That's the "spirit" Donna! @Anna Elizabeth Henry and @JPK Huson 1863, you've been tagged! :smile:
     
  6. Eleanor Rose

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    I have very high expectations for you! :smile:
     
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    It would appear I was not invited (stifled sob), but am crashing this git-together anyway. :smile:

    Brandied Cranberries
    • 1 package (12 oz.) fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1/3 to 1/2 cup brandy
    • 2 tablespoons finely shredded orange peel
    Technique at http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/julies-brandied-cranberry-sauce.

    Personally, I find 1 1/2 cups of sugar to be a bit much for one package of cranberries, but I haven't tried this recipe yet. I do make a good whole cranberry sauce that uses less sugar, but that's a different thread...
     
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    You don't invite family members. They just know to come silly!
     
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    One thing about brandied fruit, you can always drink the juice.
     
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    My wife makes a killer pasta salad. I'll get the recipe and post it.
     
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    I have great marinade for beef that uses a liter of Jim Beam and culminates in throwing away the meat and drinking the marinade.....but that one is WAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY too easy :D
     
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    Now that's the "spirit!" I'm getting jingled just thinking about it.
     
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    Sounds like it's straight out of "Bad Santa"!
     
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    HO HO HO....I resemble that remark :D
     
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    How about this one...hic:O o::O o::skip::skip::skip::playfull::playfull::playfull::timebomb::timebomb::timebomb:

    Whiskey Marinated Steaks
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    Ingredients:

    2/3 cup water
    4 1/2 cup whiskey (I prefer using Kentucky windage :D)
    1/2 cup pineapple juice
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup diced onions
    1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
    1/3 cup soy sauce
    1/4 cup liquid smoke
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    32 ounces rib eye steaks

    Directions:

    1. Whisk together the water, whiskey, pineapple juice, brown sugar, diced onion, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, liquid smoke, and minced garlic in a bowl.
    2. Lie the steaks in the bottom of a baking dish. Pour the marinade over the steaks; refrigerate overnight.
    3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.
    4. Grill steaks to desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Allow steaks to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
     
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    I will post that this evening, m'lady. :smile:
     
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    True, true.... no getting rid of us!
     
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