By: Allison Kay
Thanksgiving break; the mini vacation from school where once a year you spend hours with family members you rarely see. There are the good family members, and then there are the… unfavorable ones that we try to avoid. And while we tell our parents we’re excited to see everyone again, let’s be honest- it’s all about the food. Here, we’re going to explore some traditional Thanksgiving foods with a twist (click the title of the dish to see its recipe).
Want your aunt to believe you can bake? These hand-held miniature apple pies will get the job done! These pies have brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. They are filled with apples and a piece of gooey caramel candy and topped with more sugar. The recipe for Apple Ring Pies makes about eight servings and takes about an hour to create.
Grab the attention of your younger cousins with this fun dish! The Loaded Baked Potato Casserole has all the great aspects of a baked potato but on a larger scale for the whole family to enjoy.
This turkey takes a lot of time out of your life that you can never get back- about 14 hours. On the bright side, you can prove to your mom that you actually do have dedication and persistence. It also serves about 8 to 10 people so you can show everyone your hard work.
Impress your uncle who eats jalapenos plain (“They taste better by themselves”) with this not-so-traditional Thanksgiving side dish. The Jalapeno-Bacon Skillet Cornbread is either a hit or miss, so you should definitely know your audience before you make it. It takes about 55 minutes to make and yields six to eight servings.
You can make this for your younger siblings who usually eat only the marshmallows that cover the sweet potatoes- lol not this year. This dish takes about 45 minutes to make, but only has around 4 servings.