Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cheddar Cabbage Casserole on the Thanksgiving Menu

Cheddar Cabbage Casserole
This is a dish that even children who don't like cabbage will love! When cabbage is boiled it releases hydrogen sulphide gas. That gas is the terrible odor you smell. The gas starts to double in strength between five and seven minutes of cooking. So one way to cut down the smell is to boil it under five minutes or add something to the water while the cabbage is cooking. A whole walnut unshelled, a half of a fresh lemon, or a stalk of celery should do the trick.  This has become a favorite of a dear friend that will be at our Thanksgiving table, so it's on our menu. Everyone has favorites and that's what we serve!
8 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
2 large carrots, shredded
1 small can mushrooms, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1-1/4 cups milk
2 cups shredded, cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Cook the cabbage and carrots in boiling salted water until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, sauté the onion in 3 tablespoons of butter until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook until bubbly. Gradually add milk and sour cream; cook and stir until thickened. Drain cabbage and carrots, add mushrooms, brown sugar, salt and pepper; stir; place half in a greased 2-1/2-quart baking dish. Top with half of the sauce; sprinkle with half of the cheese. Repeat layers. In a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add crumbs; cook and stir until lightly browned. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until the cabbage is tender and top is golden brown. (Add a pound of browned beef, chopped cooked pork tenderloin, or smoked sausage if you like).
Thanksgiving Menu
Celery stuffed with Pineapple Cream Cheese
Cauliflower Salad
Deviled Eggs
Roasted Buttered Turkey
Dressing with Gravy
Homemade Sweet Pickles
Cranberry Catsup
Sweet Potato Praline
Cheddar Cabbage Casserole
Corn Pudding
Jack Daniels Cooked Apples
Green Beans
Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue
Toasted Coconut Cream Pie
Sorghum Stack Cake with Dried Apples and Caramel Icing


Preppy 101 said...

I may just have to add that to my Christmas menu if you don't mind! Thanks for sharing. LOVE "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On". Thanks!! xoxo

Shelia said...

Hi Libby! Oh, I love the sound of this casserole! I am going to try it. I love cabbage! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marydon said...

G'eve Libby ~ May I just come over to your house? This all sounds so deelish.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday
TTFN ~ Marydon

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks truly divine! Love the combination of flavours.

Chris said...

That looks decadent. I have been craving stuffed cabbage lately but this is equally alluring.