Thanksgiving sides made easy

Thanksgiving sides made easy




Cranberry Brussels Sprouts 


1 pound of fresh Brussels spouts 

1 pound of bacon 

1- cup of dried cranberries 

2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 


-Cut sprouts in fours (smaller bites make it easier to go down:) 

-cut bacon in half inch pieces and crisp up in a skillet ( save the grease) 


-put cut up sprouts on a baking sheet and and drizzle with bacon grease...the apple cider vinegar and salt/pepper 

-Toss and then bake at 4:25 until desired crispness 


Put in a serving dish and add the bacon and dried cranberries 


**add some roasted walnuts for more crunch 


Dipping sauce for Brussels sprouts 


2-cups of real cranberries in a saucepan...add sugar to over and cook down....if too bitter...add more sugar.....


So good and so great for Thanksgiving 


Instant Mashed Potato 

**success every time!**



Idaho instant potatoes(by far the best brand) 

4 blocks of cream cheese 

2 sticks of butter(1 more just in case:) 

1/2 gallon of whole milk 


In a sauce pan on high....

Warm while whisking....cream cheese/butter and milk (don’t walk away) 

At even the hint of a boil ....turn off burner 

And add potato flakes ....whisk or get out your mixer...either one works.....add more flakes(slowly:) if too runny and add more butter or whole milk if too thick ......


Add butter to the top and serve out of a double one likes cold potatoes :) 


So so easy and everyone will be fooled....I have made believers out of our whole congregation at Lee Park! 


Happy Thanksgiving! 

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