The holiday season is known for its classic recipes. But some people like to mix it up with some one-of-a-kind holiday recipe ideas from some American classic brands.
Thus, here are some unique holiday recipe ideas from some of America's most enduring brands, including White Castle and the timeless MoonPie marshmallow sandwich. Give them a try, or share the recipes with friends for conversation. They may seem strange, but they are real -- quite.
Have a laugh, or have a bite. Either way, you can't go wrong this holiday season.
White Castle Stuffing
10 White Castle Hamburgers (no pickles)
1 1/2 Cups Celery, Diced
1 1/4 tsp. ground thyme
1 1/2 tsp. ground sage
3/4 cup chicken broth
In a large mixing bowl, tear the burgers into pieces and add diced celery and seasonings. Toss and add chicken broth. Toss well. Stuff cavity of turkey just before roasting. Makes about 9 cups (enough for a 10- to 12-pound turkey). Note: Allow 1 hamburger for each pound of turkey, which will be the equivalent of 3/4 cup of stuffing per pound.
Banana MoonPie Pudding
1 - 5.1oz box of instant vanilla pudding
1 - 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1.5 cups of cold water
3 cups heavy whipping cream 1 box of your favorite MoonPie
Mix first three ingredients well and refrigerate until set (4hrs-overnight.)After the pudding has set: whip 3 cups heavy whipping cream until you soft peaks form. Then, fold pudding into the whipped cream until smooth and creamy. For presentation usa a large container to layer pudding, crushed MoonPies (choose your favorite flavor), banana slices, repeat and top with crushed MoonPies.
Cherry Coke Salad Recipe
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
1/2 cup water
2 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
3/4 cup Cherry Coca-Cola
Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set fruit aside. In a saucepan or microwave, bring pineapple juice and water to a boil. Add gelatin; stir until dissolved. Stir in pie filling and cola. Pour into a serving bowl. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Fold in reserved pineapple. Refrigerate until firm. Yields 10-12 servings.
SPAM Honey Roasted Carrots
1 pound small carrots, cut in half lengthwise
1 (12-ounce) can SPAM® with black pepper, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
Heat oven to 400 degrees. On large baking sheet, combine all ingredients except honey; stir to mix. Roast 45 minutes. Drizzle carrots with honey; toss to coat. Roast 10 minutes or until carrots are tender and glazed.
Oreo Cookie Balls
Regular Size Package Oreo Cookies
Package Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Package White Bark Chocolate Coating
Place Oreo Cookies in a large plasic bag and crush them very well. Place in large bowl. Combine with cream cheese and mix until the crushed cookies are blended well. Spread wax paper, a couple of feet long. Make balls 1 to 1/2 inches in diameter from mixture. Place them on wax paper. Melt White Chocolate Bark in microwave. Coat balls in White Chocolate Bark. Allow to harden.