Thursday, November 27, 2008

Low-key Thanksgiving for three

There was some debate about what our main dish would be. I wanted to go for something like beef tenderloin. Justin said that it's not Thanksgiving unless you eat a bird, so we went with Cornish hens. His only other request: cranberry sauce. From a can. (By the way, did you know that a Cornish hen is literally a chicken that is less than 6 weeks old? That's just disturbing. I'm glad I didn't learn this nugget* before I ate my meal.)
*No pun intended.

The menu:
Roasted Cornish Hens
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Corn casserole (see recipe below)
Sister Schubert rolls
Cranberry sauce
Apple pie and ice cream

(This recipe is from my mother-in-law's family cookbook. Delish.)
Judy's Corn Casserole
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can creamed corn
1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
8-oz container sour cream
1 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
Mix all ingredients together, and pour into a 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.


Natalie said...

Gobble Gobble is changed to peep peep, huh? Sounds delicious.

Robin said...

clever, Nat.
Sounds delish, Katie. We missed you all.

Leah said...

We went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. We got it to go because it was so insane.

Beef tenderloin sounds good to me.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good Katie. MM

Stephanie said...


I, too, prefer canned cranberry sauce. Mmmm.

katie said...

I have the same corn casserole recipe! Yay! Okay..and so not cool about the infant chickens.