Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving day, as you wonder how long to cook the turkey and if you have enough food, there is no longer any need to stress. Betty is here to help! With two of her favorite simple side dishes and her turkey time table, you can sit back and enjoy the parade! All you need is her candied carrot and tart green beans with bacon recipes and your dinner will be a hit.

Betty's Turkey Time Table:
4 to 8 pounds (breast) 1½ to 3¼ hours
8 to 12 pounds 2¾ to 3 hours
12 to 14 pounds 3 to 3¾ hours
14 to 18 pounds 3¾ to 4¼ hours
18 to 20 pounds 4¼ to 4½ hours
20 to 24 pounds 4½ to 5 hours
4 to 6 pounds (breast) Not usually applicable
6 to 8 pounds (breast) 2½ to 3½ hours
8 to 12 pounds 3 to 3½ hours
12 to 14 pounds 3½ to 4 hours
14 to 18 pounds 4 to 4¼ hours
18 to 20 pounds 4¼ to 4¾ hours
20 to 24 pounds 4¾ to 5¼ hours

Quick Dishes for the Woman in a Hurry
Shop-Rite Cookbook: 1960's
Candied Carrots

Set out a small baking dish.
Wash and pare or scrape 6 medium-size (about 2 lbs.) carrots
Cook whole carrots 15-25 min., or until just tender.
Meanwhile, combine in a small saucepan
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Drain carrots and place in baking dish. Cover with sugar mixture. Bake at 350 degrees about 10 min., or until carrots are completely glazed; baste occasionally.
6 servings

Tart Green Beans with Bacon

Wash, cut off ends and cut into crosswise pieces. 1 lb. green beans.
Cook 15-20 min., or until tender. Meanwhile, panbroil in a skillet
4 slices bacon, cut in 1/2 in. pieces
Add to skillet
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
Dash of pepper
Bring to boiling.
Drain cooked beans. Pour bacon mixture over beans and toss lightly together.
4 servings

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