Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Planning The Thanksgiving Menu . . .

I'm excited that my sister and brother-in-law will be joining us for Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Susan and I have been planning the menu over the phone.
We talked about how Thanksgiving dinners were when we were growing up.
Lots and lots of food.  Many side dishes, salads, and desserts.
Our Grandma's, Minnie and Ruby, always seemed to be in competition to bring the biggest and best bowls full of  the latest "new" recipes they had discovered.
Mother also liked to prepare great dishes, desserts, and bread.
Sometime in the 70s Mother introduced a new bread to the Thanksgiving feast.
Ever since then it has became a standard for holiday meals.
I have carried on the tradition. 
Have you ever tried Dilly Bread?
You must try it!
Here is the recipe. . .

Dilly Bread

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1 package yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup cottage cheese heated to lukewarm
(I do this in the microwave.)
2 T. sugar
1 instant minced onion
3 T. butter
2 tsp. dill seed
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. soda
1 egg
2 1/4 cups flour

Soften yeast in water.
 Combine in mixing bowl
cottage cheese, sugar, onion, butter, dill seed, salt, soda, beaten egg an softened yeast.
Add flour to form a stiff dough, beating well after each addition.
Cover and let rise in warm place until light and doubles in size, 50 to 60 minutes
Knead down dough and turn into well greased 2 1/2 qt. round or oval casserole.
Let rise in warm place for about 40 minutes.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes until brown
(crust will be dark brown).
Brush with butter.

The combination of dill & cottage cheese really make this delicious.
Hope you'll try it for your Thanksgiving meal.

* Note *
You can also make this in a bread maker.
Just dump everything in.
If you want to bakc it in a casserole dish just mix it on dough setting.

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Patsy said...

We love home made bread, this sounds so good.

Kerin said...

How fun to be making plans with your sister!

I've heard of dilly bread, but I've not tried it .....yet :)

Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'll have to give it a try.
Looks like a bread that would be good with left-over turkey for making sandwiches.

Love Of Quilts said...

Thank you for shareing your bread recipe. I am going to save it on my recipe blog if its ok with you. Trish

Kari said...

MmMmM!! I can't wait to eat some dilly bread come Thanksgiving!

Cindy said...

I've never heard of dilly bread. I make my own cloverleaf yeast rolsl, so I sure could give this a whirl! Traditions are great. I wish were planning for the big day. So many of my sisters have their own families and traditions. However, I am going out for dinner with one sis and her family. This is a big "no, no" for my husband---but things change. I am baking pies the day before, tho.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Carol, this bread sounds so good. Since I've injured my hand, I'm afraid kneading is out of the question right now, but I'm going to try this recipe soon. Hope you have a wonderful T'giving with your family. laurie

Anonymous said...

I tasted that years ago and loved it, I wonder if it would be possible to make that in a bread machine?

Ginger Zuck said...

Looks absolutely wonderful. I will have to try it. I love bread, PERIOD!!

Elena said...

That bread sounds so wonderful! I will have to try it. I am making 2 pumpkin pies, a turkey and stuffing to bring to the Thanksgiving meal at Rich's folks, so I will have to try the bread after Thanksgiving:)

Nicole said...

Looks yummy! Love the Polish Pottery. I have some too, and LOVE it. :)

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