Four last-minute easy Thanksgiving recipes

- Crock Pot party meatballs
Michael Briggs, Briggs True Texas Sauces & Seasonings

Ingredients

One bag of meatballs (make your own or buy a bag in the frozen section of the grocery store)

Directions

1. Place meatballs in a crock pot for about an hour with any of the following flavorful sauces:  BBQ Sauce, Grape Jelly, Salsa, Tomato or Alfredo Sauce


Caramel Cream Cheese Spread with Apples (serves 8)
Source: www.KraftRecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • Jar of caramel sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • Bag of toffee candy bits
  • Sliced apples, pears, pretzels

Directions

  1. Place cream cheese block on a serving dish. Pour as much caramel sauce as you want evenly over cream cheese. Sprinkle with a generous helping of toffee bits.
  2. Serve with sliced red and green apples, sliced pears, pretzels.

Crescent-Wrapped Brie  
Source: www.Pillsbury.com

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 1 round (8 oz) Brie cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions                                                                                                           

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate crosswise into 2 sections. Pat dough and firmly press perforations to seal, forming 2 squares. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut crosswise into 2 rectangles. Pat dough to form 2 squares.
  3. Place 1 square on ungreased cookie sheet. Place cheese on center of dough. With small cookie or canapé cutter, cut 1 shape from each corner of remaining square; set cutouts aside.
  4. Place remaining square on top of cheese round. Press dough evenly around cheese; fold bottom edges over top edges. Gently stretch dough evenly around cheese; press to seal completely. Brush with beaten egg. Top with cutouts; brush with additional beaten egg.
  5. Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Thanksgiving Bloody Mary (makes one pitcher)
Michael Briggs, Briggs True Texas Sauces & Seasonings

Ingredients

  • 36 oz. tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon turkey or beef bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons grated horseradish
  • Juice of 1 lemon or lime
  • ½ t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of powdered turkey gravy mix (packet)
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 dashes hot sauce
  • 1 ½ cup vodka
  • Celery stalks to place in drinks (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in pitcher and then serve over ice.
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