Thanksgiving: Traditional or Modern?

How do you like your Thanksgiving dinner?  Do you go with the traditional roast turkey and all the fixings, do you buck tradition in little ways like deep frying your bird, or do ignore tradition entirely and head out for exotic cuisines from far off lands?  While Thanksgiving is mostly about family and food, there are other traditions.  Football, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many other events vie for our attention on that fourth Thursday of November.

BigOven Food Fight Adult vs. Kid's Table (PRNewsFoto/BigOven)

BigOven Food Fight Adult vs. Kid’s Table (PRNewsFoto/BigOven)

This November, BigOven is starting a #FoodFight, asking cooks to sound off on the big Thanksgiving questions on our blog, Facebook and Twitter. BigOven will propose a Thanksgiving-oriented debate each day, and America’s cooks will weigh in. Results will be posted with related recipes, menus and tips from BigOven, a top-rated recipe and organization website and app with a database of 350,000+ recipes.

The #FoodFight encompasses both food and social debates:

  • TV allowed or no TV allowed?
  • Do you like to host or visit others?
  • Are sweet potatoes better with marshmallows, or does this classic belong locked in the 1950’s?

BigOven will ask cooks to sound off on:

Go on over & join the conversations!

Sweet Potato & Apple Casserole

Submitted by Nicole~
Serves 4

Ingredients

3 sweet potatoes, peeled & quartered ½ c. brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 large cooking apples ¼ c. all purpose flour
¼ c. additional brown sugar, firmly packed ¼ c. butter
¼ c. chopped pecans

Directions

  1. sweet potatoes and apples by Orbital Joe on FlickrPeel, core, and cut the apples into ¼” rings.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil & cook 25 minutes, or until tender but firm. Drain, cool & cut into ¼” slices.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 7×11″ baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg.
  5. Layer sweet potatoes, brown sugar mixture & apples in the prepared baking dish.
  6. In a medium bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, butter & pecans. Sprinkle over the sweet potatoes.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.