Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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22 Awesome Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes

ARE YOU READY? No of course you're not. Here, for you, some last minute inspirations, with gratitude from all of us. Don't hurt your families (unless they really deserve it, in which case, go to town).

DESSERT
Pie Crust. If we hear about any of you purchasing pie crusts, there'll be trouble.

Cherry Clafoutis.

Tardelle (aka Struffoli).

Plumcot Yogurt Cake.

Easy Lemon Meringue Pie.

Lemon Squares.

Pumpkin Flan.

Tiramisu.

THANKSGIVING SAUCES
Cranberry Orange Relish.

Blueberry-Cranberry Sauce.

Straight-Up Cranberry Sauce.

SIDES
No-Rise Beer Bread.

Stir-Fried Romaine Lettuce.

Latvian Bacon Rolls.

Mac and Cheese.

Spiced Sweet Potatoes.

Butter Crackered String Green Beans.

Radish Chips.

ALTERNATIVES
Bolognese Sauce.

Pizza from Start to Finish.

Latkes.

Steak.

35 Comments / Post A Comment

jolie (#16)

I just went like this, "AHHHHHHHHHH YESSSSSSSS THE CRANBERRY SAUCE VIDEO YESSSSSSSSSSSS" and then exactly as suddenly went like this, "AHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOO THE CRANBERRY SAUCE VIDEO CAT WAS IN IT I DON'T ACTUALLY THINK I'M READY FOR THIS YET."

I'm gonna go think about it for a while. I'll let you know what I decide.

jolie (#16)

Oh God. Just saw the tag. I can't.

@jolie – This is time for a celebration of Cat the Cat–who, much as with Pacino with "manic" and Michael Pitt with "dead-behind-the-eyes," simply does "disapproval" better than any performer, human or non-, I've ever encountered. Let's all give thanks that Choire preserved his singular greatness for posterity while he was still with us.

And Happy T-Day to all…

keisertroll (#1,117)

You mind if I add my late Irish grandmother's recipe for 239-Bean Soup?

keisertroll (#1,117)

@keisertroll One more bean and it would be Two-Farty.

Annie K. (#3,563)

@keisertroll Your granny really did say that, didn't she.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@Annie K. No, but when my mom told her sister that joke, she was confused because she never saw their Irish mother cook bean soup.

Annie K. (#3,563)

@keisertroll Darn, and I had such hopes of your granny.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

Geez. The comments on that cranberry sauce post is just a murderers' row of Awl-Stars. Time flies!

melis (#1,854)

@boyofdestiny Ah me, I was a pale young curate then.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@boyofdestiny Sadly Balk's chest hair is no longer unmolested. Long story.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@melis Yes, my days as a toddlerofdestiny, not yet a boy.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@keisertroll I think we're the only ones still here, so you might as well dish!

hman (#53)

@boyofdestiny #—

Kevin (#2,559)

@hman I'm here, just stepped away to make pie crust.

melis (#1,854)

@boyofdestiny I was but a shell, nestled up against a strawberry seed. Truly there were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty commenters which were of old, commenters of renown.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@boyofdestiny I'm saving that one either for my first Awl Bawl (in 2014) or the tell-Awl book "How To Pronounce 'Choire'"

keisertroll (#1,117)

It's going to be an or-Awl history.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@hman If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of double-digit commenters.

hman (#53)

@boyofdestiny Oh, now I hate myself. I don't care what your digits are (for the most part.)

Kevin (#2,559)

@hman I'm here, just stepped away to make pie crust.

deepomega (#1,720)

Yeah but how do I pour the bourbon

MattP (#475)

@deepomega Often

RonMwangaguhung (#3,697)

I'll make the witty banter. Keep things moving. Failing that, I play a wicked "Hot Cross Buns" on the recorder.

monkeyajb (#524)

This is great because I am about to make my pie crust and said "I need to go back and get that recipe from Choire but searching that site sucks but I'll try because it was great." And when I show up here it is waiting for me…

Regina Small (#2,468)

I didn't see this video the first time it was posted and…I don't know quite what I expected, but my question is this: can I let my cat* lick the extra cranberry sauce off my fingers before I light my cigarette?

*may be a dog

roboloki (#1,724)

too soon

This has fast become the It's A Wonderful Life of holiday cranberry videos.

Villa (#2,985)

You know I never had the Oceanspray canned stuff, just store brand. I really try to get it out so the ribs of the can still show. Also, I made the pie crust. Sporadic Awl commenter's first pie.

Julius Firefly (#13,153)

@Villa 1. Use can opener to pop small hole in opposite side of can. 2. Blow through hole into can, discharging sauce into dish with ribs intact. Also works for refried beans.

Lyon Sonia@facebook (#183,919)

Let's all give thanks that Choire preserved his singular greatness for posterity while he was still with us.http://bit.ly/uTr0qe

BadUncle (#153)

Cranberry sauce / relish / sambal gives me a reason to live. It's because of cranberry condimentation that Thanksgiving should be a week long event, like Chanukkah. Each day would offer the promise of new and different ways for cranberries to augment our meals, and therefore, our very lives.

LadyRoyo (#185,467)

wow nice :-)

amandagrey (#245,841)

Id like to try this recipe..I am into cooking hubby now ;)

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