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This edition of Frank Shaw Law Firm, PLLC’s blog is a collaboration of what we think would be the perfect Thanksgiving meal. We understand that this holiday season some folks may choose to stay at home, so if you’re looking for recipes to prepare on your own, then look below! Enjoy!

1. Turkey

1 tablespoon of smoked paprika 

1 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder 

1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon of dried thyme 

Kosher salt and ground black pepper

14 pound turkey (giblets removed and washed)

Extra virgin olive oil

Fresh thyme for garnish (or parsley or preference) 

Mix the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, thyme 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of black pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle some of the rub in the turkey. Separate skin from breast with fingers staring at the top of breast and work your way down. Massage some of the rub on the meat under the skin. Set the rack to the lowest position in the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Tie the legs together and tuck the wings under the bird. Place the turkey in a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the turkey about 3 hours or turkey’s temperature to 165 degrees. Transfer the turkey to a platter baste with foil and set for 30 minutes. 

2. Mac n Cheese

Elbow Macaroni 

Velveeta Cheese

Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Sour Cream and Butter

1-2 Eggs

Salt and Pepper to taste 

Boil macaroni until tender. Add the butter, sour cream and eggs until desired creamy consistency, and stir until mixed well. Melt velveeta cheese and add macaroni mixture pour in baking dish and cover with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. You can also sprinkle cracker crumbs with melted butter on top. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes unit golden browned cheese is oozing. 

3. Potato Salad

Red or Yukon Gold Potatoes

Eggs (hard boiled)

Mayonaise (Dukes or preference) 

Sweet & Dill Relish

Boil the potatoes until tender (with or without skins), and then mash the potatoes. You don’t won’t to make the potatoes creamy. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add seasoning to taste. 

4. Bac’n Brussell Sprouts 

16 oz washed and quartered Brussel Sprouts

6-8 slices of bacon

3-4 tablespoon of butter

Salt, pepper, & garlic to taste

Fry your bacon in the skillet and then remove it to let it cool for a few minutes. Add butter to the bacon grease in the pan, and add your chopped brussels. You can add seasonings to your preference. Cook for about 12-15 minutes or until the brussels are soft. At about minute 10-12 add in your break your bacon into pieces and add to the pan, and stir until done. 

5. Tea Cakes

1 box of Duncan Hines butter recipe cake mix (can substitute yellow or French vanilla)

1 stick of butter

1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 package of cream cheese @ room temp (8 oz. package)

powdered sugar (for rolling doe into)

Beat the butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in cake mix, and chill for 30 minutes. Roll into balls and dip in a bowl of powdered sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, and sift powdered sugar on top if desired. 

6. Pecan Pie

3 large eggs

3/4 cup of sugar

1 cup of light corn syrup

2 tablespoon of unsalted butter

1 heaping tablespoon all purpose flower

1 teaspoon vanilla 

1 cup pecans, chopped 

1 pie crust

Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes (cover halfway through) 

Don’t beat the eggs too much just combine into the mix, and add the heaping tablespoon of flour last. The unsalted butter needs to be melted and cooled a little before adding to the eggs. 

We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. If you need us, call us at 662-289-4740.