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Old 23.11.2011, 22:50
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Could someone enlighten me about the "Sweet potatoes with marshmallows" please - I cannot imagine it at all - how on earth do you cook it???
It's heavenly!

Basically, boil up some sweet potatoes, peel them, mash them, add some butter and orange juice and layer them in a greased pie dish alternating with chopped marshmallows (or the little ones) and you can also sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg sugar in between the layers. Bake in the oven.
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Re: American Thanksgiving.

Sweet-potatoes-with-marshmallows-enlightenment:

(My Swiss friends usually don't like it, too sweet for them. For all the others it's heaven (or at least a marshmallow-cloud) on earth)

Ingredients
  • 1 kg sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 110g packed brown sugar (½ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 30g all-purpose flour (¼ cup)
  • Chopped pecans
  • miniature marshmallows


Directions1. Preheat oven to 200°

2. Mix 1/4 cup of the brown sugar, orange juice, vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon and salt in a large bowl

3. Add sweet potatoes, toss to coat well

4. Spoon into a 13 x 9 baking dish. Dot with 2 tbsp of butter. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes

5. Meanwhile, mix flour, remaining 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in remaining 2 tbsp of butter with a fork until coarse crumbs form. Stir in pecans

6. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and stir gently. Sprinkle with pecan topping

7. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes longer or until sweet potatoes are tender and topping is lightly browned

8. Sprinkle with marshmallows for last few minutes
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Old 23.11.2011, 22:54
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Re: American Thanksgiving.

Not I.

Hubby is working, so instead we're having a "southern breakfast" at brunch time - cheddar "grits" (white polenta, we'll see how it goes), sausage and scrambled eggs.

Sweetie is off the weekend though so I'm planning to do a ham, along with more usual Thanksgiving sides - green bean casserole, corn bread and some parsley potatoes.

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Could someone enlighten me about the "Sweet potatoes with marshmallows" please - I cannot imagine it at all - how on earth do you cook it???
I never really liked it so my mother stopped making it when I was young (they had a devil of a time getting me to eat sweet and mushy anything, including young peas or squash). Forcing me to eat anything I didn't want was always a huge mistake that ruined dinner for everyone else.

Anyhow, here is a recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole that looks pretty good.

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Old 23.11.2011, 23:05
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Re: American Thanksgiving.

I have to say that the recipes look fantastic!!! Know what I shall be trying this weekend!!

Thanks all
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Old 23.11.2011, 23:11
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...can I drop by as well?
It'll be in Zollikerberg.

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Old 23.11.2011, 23:16
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It'll be in Zollikerberg.

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..even better, closer to me. I'll bring some decent wine.
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Old 23.11.2011, 23:34
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..even better, closer to me. I'll bring some decent wine.
Then show up at the little get together in Lugano on Saturday, so we can vet you!

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Old 23.11.2011, 23:48
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..even better, closer to me. I'll bring some decent wine.
Do they sell MadDog 20/20 here??
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Old 24.11.2011, 01:18
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Do they sell MadDog 20/20 here??
Ugg, last time I had that I downed a bottle of Pink Grapefruit along with a can of Chef-Boyardee ravioli. Sweet potatoes and marshmallows produce a similar result.

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Old 24.11.2011, 06:33
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Re: American Thanksgiving.

In America for T-day this year. Had mole poblano enchiladas on the first day, In-N-Out burger the next, serious shopping with mom including a trip to Trader Joes. Life is good.
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I just want my Sweet Potato and Marshmallow casserole. Droool.
Oh yeah, we'll be doing that too tomorrow with some Swiss friends who have never done an American Thanksgiving. We got the turkey at the farm market down at the Zurich lakefront -- half the bird at twice the price as back home -- but still worth it.
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Old 24.11.2011, 09:31
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Re: American Thanksgiving.

Nobody making Corn bread??? I LOVE corn bread !!!
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Old 24.11.2011, 10:10
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Re: American Thanksgiving.

OK, last-ditch attempt here to celebrate American Thanksgiving on my own ...

Anyone know of a restaurant - US-based hotel chain restaurant or SOMETHING - that's serving Thanksgiving dinner? Heard about Basel in past years, but that's too far to go after work today. Figure that anything public would happen today, but would settle for the weekend too.

NOT NOT NOT looking to barge in on anyone's family celebration. Just seeking information.
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Old 24.11.2011, 10:11
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Do they sell MadDog 20/20 here??
I know it's not the same kick.. but I was more of a Boone's Farm man myself.
( if you could call someone that drank Boones Farm a man... thought I'd say that before LiB did )


that... or Orange Tango ( n.b... not the English softdrink.. this was premixed Vodka and Orange..the orange tasted like "Tang" .. powered drink mix we were served as kids )...

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Old 24.11.2011, 10:12
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OK, last-ditch attempt here to celebrate American Thanksgiving on my own ...
sorry.... I don't know Zurich at all... maybe some of our "northerners" can help.

good luck and Happy Thanksgiving no matter what you do !
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Old 24.11.2011, 10:17
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Re: American Thanksgiving.

And by "public" I do not mean state or locally sponsored. I'm aware I'm in a tiny minority, so spare me the questions about "Why should there be a public celebration of a US holiday in Switzerland?" I mean "open to the public," or at least to us Americans who are stuck here without their families. Surely I'm not the only one?
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OK, last-ditch attempt here to celebrate American Thanksgiving on my own ...

Anyone know of a restaurant - US-based hotel chain restaurant or SOMETHING - that's serving Thanksgiving dinner? Heard about Basel in past years, but that's too far to go after work today. Figure that anything public would happen today, but would settle for the weekend too.

NOT NOT NOT looking to barge in on anyone's family celebration. Just seeking information.
I have heard the Marriott in Zürich does Thanksgiving dinner.
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Re: American Thanksgiving.

give these folks a call......

http://awczurich.org/index.php?optio...nts&Itemid=207

website says the event is full but you might get lucky....
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Old 24.11.2011, 10:30
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Stuffing the bird, cream pie, this thread is totally getting filtered by Google.
this one is just for you Mr. Mud...

Things that sound dirty at thanksgiving but aren't
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* Whew, that's one terrific spread!
* I'm in the mood for a little dark meat.
* Tying the legs together keeps the inside moist.
* Talk about a huge breast!
* It's Cool Whip time!
* If I don't undo my pants, I'll burst!
* Are you ready for seconds yet?
* Are you going to come again next time?
* It's a little dry. Do you still want to eat it?
* Just wait your turn, you'll get some!
* Don't play with your meat.
* Just spread the legs open and stuff it in.
* Do you think you'll be able to handle all these people at once?
* I didn't expect everyone to come at once!
* You still have a little bit on your chin.
* Use a nice smooth stroke when you whip it.
* How long will it take after you stick it in?
* You'll know it's ready when it pops up.
* Wow, I didn't think I could handle all of that!
* How many are coming?
* That's the biggest one I've ever seen!
* Just lay back & take it easy...I'll do the rest.
* How long do I beat it before it's ready?
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Old 24.11.2011, 10:37
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Re: American Thanksgiving.

Awww, thanks, grynch. I can't get away from work at noon, unfortunately ...
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