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Happy Thanksgiving from the WXXI family!

Nov 17, 2017

Eric Logan and Brenda Tremblay
Credit Mark Grube

It takes a village to eat all the leftovers.  That's according to an informal survey of WXXI hosts and friends.  Need fresh ideas for your holiday?  Taste and see. 

Fried Oysters

This recipe comes from awesome WXXI volunteer and singer Eric Logan.

Start with "canned" fresh shucked oysters (usually 3 - 8 oz. containers or 2-16 oz. containers (lots of oysters!) rinsed and placed in a beaten mixture of 2-3 eggs and a little milk and seasoned with salt, pepper and a "pinch" of Old Bay seasoning. In a large freezer bag, mix corn meal and flour in equal parts and season with Salt, Pepper, Old Bay, and a bit of Max Spice or cayenne pepper. Hand drain the oysters one at a time and place in the bag and shake it up and move it into a deep fryer filled with vegetable and peanut oil heated to frying temps - 375 degrees. Single layer only and remove when golden brown. Depending on the size of the fryer, you will have to so this 3 - 5 times to get all the oysters done. Sample as you go for "quality control." LOL!

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Sweet Potato Casserole With Praline Topping

With Heart and Voice host Peter Dubois says this recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole With Praline Topping is one of his family's favorites for Thanksgiving!  In a word, he writes, it's "Yum!"

"Catatonk" Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Retired teacher and Musician of Rochester Jeanne Gray writes,

"One of the families favorite dishes is the 'Catatonk' Broccoli/Cheese Casserole. It was my Mother's 80th birthday and the whole family was together. We opted to go to a small restaurant in this small town between Ithaca and Owego. One of the dishes we were served was this casserole they called Broccoli Cheese Casserole BUT because of where it was served it was renamed by the family as the 'Catatonk' Casserole."   To make it, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  You'll need:

2  20 oz. packages frozen chopped broccoli
1/2 c mayonnaise
1 can mushroom soup
2 eggs
3 tbsp chopped onion
2 c  shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c bread crumbs
1/4 stick butter
salt/pepper to taste

Boil broccoli for 5 minutes.   Drain well.   Beat eggs, then stir in mayo, soup, onions, cheese, salt and pepper.  Fold into cooked broccoli. Pour into greased casserole.  For crumb topping, melt butter in a small skillet. Add crumbs, stirring until golden brown.   Top casserole before baking.  Bake for 40 minutes."

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Sylvie Beaudette, Assistant Professor of Chamber Music & Accompanying at the Eastman School of Music, recommends this easy, creamy, and yummy pumpkin cheesecake from Sunset magazine. She says it's "a favorite recipe of mine for the holidays."

Curried Turkey Spread

Finally, you know what you are really waiting for?  Leftovers!  Leftovers are the the whole point, right?  Click here for the recipe for Curried Turkey Spread that Mona Seghatoleslami's mom makes after Thanksgiving.

If you have a special recipe to share, please do, either in this space or on the WXXI Classical 91.5 facebook page. 

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at WXXI.