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Collard Greens in Crock Pot

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Any greens or combination of greens can be used for this recipe. The sisters love greens of any kind. In the south it is a tradition to have greens on New Year’s Day. Greens symbolize economic fortune in the New Year. We not only eat greens on New Year’s Day but all year long. We have not been blessed with economic fortune yet but we have been blessed with so much more. Another tradition is to eat pork. Pigs symbolize progress. So we have added plenty of pork to this recipe. Happy New Years to you and we wish you all, large fortunes and progress in the New Year.

Collard Greens (Crock Pot)
You are going to need these things-

1 pound Smoked pork neck bones
5 chicken bouillon cubes
3 quarts water
2 pounds collard greens, washed, cut and stems removed
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

What you need to do-
Place the neck bones in a large pot. Add 3 quarts of water and the chicken bouillon cubes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for one hour. Wash greens thoroughly and discard stems. Place greens, onion, garlic, salt, and vinegar in crock pot. Pour the broth and meat over the greens. Cover and cook on high until greens are tender, about 2 ½ – 3 hours. Serve with plenty of hoe cakes for sopping the pot liquor.

The Sisters Brined Turkey

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The Sweet and Savory Sisters were introduced to brining meats several years ago. Like many people we have had our share of dried out turkey. If you have had your share, then you need to try brining. This takes 8-16 hours without cooking time so you need to plan ahead. We were skeptical about using so much salt. We spoke to two of our friends that are chefs and they assured us that it would not be too salty and we would be very pleased with the results. We have been brining ever since. It is unbelievable how moist and delicious it makes the turkey. It is well worth the time that you put into it.

Brine for Turkey
Get you

2 gallons water or vegetable stock
2 cups kosher salt
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 ½ teaspoons allspice berries
2 bay leaves
14-16 lb. turkey
1 gallon ice

Brine baby brine-
Get your stock pot out and add your stock, salt, sugar, peppercorns, allspice berries and bay leaves in a large stockpot. Heat over medium high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Allow the broth to cool, add ice. Don’t you dare put that turkey in the hot brine. Once the brine has cooled pour it in a 5 gallon bucket or a stainless steel pot. Place the turkey in the brine breast side down; making sure that the turkey is completely submerged. Cover and refrigerate for 8–16 hours. Go on and make up your compound butter so all of those herbs can get to know one another. Time is up so go on and remove bird and rinse inside and out, discard the brine. Dry your turkey off using some paper towels.

This is what you need for your compound butter-
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup finely chopped green onion tops
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1¼ teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper

Let’s do this thing-
Whisk all ingredients in medium bowl. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before using.

Turkey time-
Using a long, thin flexible rubber spatula or your hand, slowly slide the tool between the skin and the flesh of the breasts on both side of the breastbone. The skin is pretty tough and won’t tear if you do it carefully. Do this on both sides of the breastbone but leave the skin attached along the center of breastbone itself. Stuff the compound butter under the skin on both sides. Massage the turkey with the butter on the skin of the turkey, legs and wings. Place the bird in a roasting pan, breast side up. Roast the turkey on lowest level of the oven at 500 degrees for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. A 14 to 16 pound bird should require a total of 2 to 2½ hours of roasting. Let the turkey rest, loosely covered with foil or a large mixing bowl for 15 minutes before carving.

Cornbread Dressing with Sausage

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This recipe is V I C T O R Y. This is what our Mama would say when something was real good and she would do a cheer. We just have to say that we think Thanksgiving should be every week. We can’t understand why cornbread dressing is limited to Thanksgiving. This is got to be one of our all time favorite foods. Being the heathenetts that we were we would eat it before Mama could get it in the oven. We would stand around the pot like vultures waiting to get a taste.

Cornbread Dressing
with Sausage

What you are going to need-
Cornbread, crumbled (recipe follows)
1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
2 sticks butter
3 chicken bouillons
4-5 stalks celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
8 green onions, white and green chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped very fine
3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
3-4cups chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs, beaten

This is what you need to do-
Make up your cornbread. While that’s in the oven brown your sausage. Remove sausage from the pan leaving some of the drippings. There is a lot of flavor left in that skillet and we sure don’t want to waste it. Add your butter to the skillet and let it melt. Next, add your chicken bouillon, celery and onion and cook until translucent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Next add green onions, garlic and parsley. Stir around for a few minutes. Pour the vegetable mixture and browned sausage over the crumbled cornbread. Add your stock, stir it up real good and then give it a little ole taste. If it needs some salt and pepper, add it. Lightly beat eggs and add a little of the cornbread mixture. Then add it back to the cornbread mixture and stir it up real good. Pour mixture into a greased 13x9x2 casserole dish and bake until dressing is cooked through, about 45 – 60 minutes.

Cornbread
What you will need-

2 cup self-rising cornmeal
1 cup self rising flour
1½ cups buttermilk
4 eggs
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 stick butter

How to make-
Get your oven heated 350 degrees F. Combine all your dry ingredients in a bowl and wet ingredients in another bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into a greased 13x9x2 baking dish and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Holiday Menu

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Anne’s Foolproof Standing Rib Roast

Anne is a lifetime family friend. She was a wonderful cook. The sister’s have shared many meals with Anne and her family. Anne would make this for us on Christmas. This recipe is so simple and it works like a charm.

Anne’s Foolproof Standing Rib Roast
Ingredients:

1 (5-pound) standing rib roast
Salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste

Directions:
Allow roast to stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour. For a medium rare roast preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Rub the roast with the seasonings. Place roast on a rack in the pan with the rib side down and the fatty side up. Roast for 1 hour. Turn off oven and leave the roast in the oven but do not open oven door for 3 hours. About 30 to 40 minutes before serving time, turn oven to 375 degrees and reheat the roast. Important: Do not remove roast or re-open the oven door from time roast is put in until ready to serve.

Date Balls

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without date balls.  We have been making these delicious treats and sharing these with family and friends for years.  They are so rich, chewy and delicious.  We hope you enjoy these as much as we do.  Merry Christmas!

Ingredients:

2 sticks butter
2 cups sugar
16 ounces chopped dates
1 cup walnuts, chopped
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
Powdered sugar

 

Directions:

In saucepan, melt butter and sugar over low heat. Add dates and cook 3 minutes and remove from heat. Add nuts and Rice Krispies and stir until combined. When cool enough to handle, form small balls and roll in powdered sugar.

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