Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

◼ TS 'I'm thankful for ...'
The 4th and 5th graders in Phyllis Nolan's and Elizabeth Rivera's classes at Morris Elementary School in McKinleyville each took the time to write about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Their words are a poignant reminder that it's the simple things in life that are most important....

Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce
★★★★★ (Easy)
Oven at 400°

Brie Round
Fresh Cranberries
Brown Sugar
Orange Juice,
Orange peel
Sliced Almonds
Puff Pastry

1. Cook Cranberry Sauce
1 C Fresh Cranberries
6 T Brown Sugar
1 T Orange Juice
1/2 t Grated Orange Peel
until Cranberries are tender (15-20 min)
(Let it COOL)

2. Brown 1/3 C Sliced Almonds in 1 (one) T butter

3. Heat Oven to 400°, grease cookie sheet, roll pastry into 16x9 rectangle, cut one 8.5" circle and one 7" circle...

4. Place Brie in center of large circle, Spoon (Cooled!) Cranberry Sauce over top, pour Almonds over that, top with smaller round of Pastry, brush sides with beaten Egg, use egg mixture to bond top Pastry to bottom, brush top with Egg.

5. Bake 20-25 min until golden brown.

And stuffing/dressing Grand Marnier Apricot Stuffing


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Rose!

  2. Another exotic recipe from Rose like the date dish you made for the Blogger's Picnic - Thank you, Rose!

    And have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

  3. Thanks, Carol, you too!.

  4. We have so much to be grateful for, Rose.

    I wish you and your family the best for Thanksgiving !!

  5. Yeah, we do, Chris. Got a full kitchen right now, and family home. It's good. Thanks. Best to you and your family, too.

  6. Weren't the kids all thankful for their X-box and Playstation games last year?

  7. :( They woulda been I am sure, if they got 'em, but alas, no Wii either. :) But that would be Xmas and not Thanksgiving. which is for being Thankful for the fact that you live in this day and age - and in this Country, just imho.


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