Thanksgiving Recipes and Traditions – part 2

Welcome to Part Two of Century Corporation’s Thanksgiving Recipes and Traditions. Can you believe it is only one week until Thanksgiving? Our staff has shared some of their favorite recipes and traditions. We hope you enjoy them.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Some favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the staff at Century Corporation are Sweet Potato Casserole, Acorn Squash with Harvest Rice Stuffing, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, and Red Sangria.

Sweet Potato Casserole

2 Cans or 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
(if cans, look for the lighter natural syrup, not the heavy syrup).
¼ stick butter melted
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Beat together the sweet potatoes, butter, egg, milk, sugar, and spices.
Pour into greased casserole dish.
Sprinkle topping on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (not covered).

Pecan Topping

1/3 cup flour 1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup light brown sugar 1/3 cup butter

Beat together the butter and sugar. Mix in the flour. Mix in the
Pecans. Sprinkle on top of the casserole and bake.

Acorn Squash w/Harvest Rice Stuffing

Baked Macaroni and Cheese:

-1 package macaroni
-4 tablespoons butter
-4 tablespoons flour
-1 cup milk
-1 cup cream
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-Pepper to taste
-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
-1/2 cup breadcrumbs buttered

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook macaroni, drain, then set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add flour, salt, & pepper, then whisk until blended well. Gradually add milk and cream while continuously stirring. Bring mixture to a boil; continue to boil for two minutes. Reduce heat, and cook for ten minutes while stirring. Add shredded cheese and simmer for 5 minutes, or until cheese melts. Remove from flame, and add macaroni to saucepan. Stir until the cheese coats the macaroni. Shift macaroni to a buttered baking dish, and layer the top of the macaroni with bread crumbs. Bake twenty minutes until golden brown.

Red Sangria

• 1 bottle of any red wine (shiraz, merlot, etc.)
• 3 oranges, two for slicing one for juicing
• 2 lemons, sliced
• 2 limes, sliced
• 1 apple, sliced
• 2 tbsp. sugar
• 1 cup club soda, gingerale or lemon-lime soda
• 4 ounces of brandy
• 2 ounces of triple sec

Combine the lemon, lime, orange, apple and sugar in a large pitcher. Pour in the wine and brandy and stir until well blended. Regrigerate for at least 4 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
Just before serving, add ice cubes and fill the pitcher with club soda. Stir briskly until it is very cold and serve it in chilled glasses.

Some favorite Thanksgiving traditions from the staff at Century Corporation are celebrating with family, playing football games in the yard while the meal is being prepared, little kids eating at the card table while the adults eat at the big table, eating the neck as an appetizer after it’s cooked for the gravy, and donating food to families in need. Please have your Thanksgiving food donations in front of your door today Nov 15 for pick up, or take them to the leasing office.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!