Recipes-for-BA-SuccessAs a business analyst, we know that you’ve got your project planned to a T. We also know that this level of detail doesn’t come without a considerable time commitment to your position. Sometimes, this time commitment can leave little time for planning of our lives outside of the office.

This leaves some good news and some bad news:

  • Good news: most of you will get a nice long weekend to catch up on your personal lives.
  • Bad news: you actually do have to have something prepared for your Thanksgiving table!

Don’t worry, we did some research for you! Our team members combed through their family recipe boxes and found some of their favorites to share.

NEW! Momma’s Applesauce Muffins

2 Sticks Margarine, softened2 Tsp Allspice
2 Cups Sugar1 Tsp Ground Cloves
1 Tsp Vanilla1 1lb Can of Applesauce
4 Cups Plain Flour2 Tsp Baking Soda
3 Tsp Ground CinnamonOptional: 1 Cup Chopped Nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the margarine, sugar, and vanilla together.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.

Combine and add the applesauce and baking soda (and nuts, if you prefer); blend thoroughly.

Bake in regular-sized muffin tins for 25 minutes.

Sheila’s Marinated Cheese Appetizer

8 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese8 oz Monteray Jack Cheese (or white)
Marinade:
1/2 Cup Olive Oil1/2 Cup White Wine Vinager
2 oz Jar of Diced Pimento3 Tbsp Minced Green Onions
3 Tbsp Parsley, chopped3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 Tsp Sugar3/4 Tsp Dried Basil
1/2 Tsp Salt1/2 Tsp Pepper

Cut the block of cheese in half, length wise, and then into slices to make squares. Arrange cheese in shallow baking dish (with rim) with slices standing on edge in rows. Alternate colors of cheese.

Mix together marinade and poor over cheese.

Let sit for 3-6 hours and serve with Triscuits or other crackers.

Mrs. Pat’s Sweet Potato Casserole

3 Cups Sweet Potatoes, cubedTopping:
1/4 Cup Sugar1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs1/2 Cup Flour
1 Cup Coconut1 Cup Pecans, chopped
1/2 Cup Milk1 Stick Margarine, melted
1/2 Stick Margarine

Mix all the ingredients for the casserole in a mixer until creamy (except the topping), place in a 9x13" pan and bake at 350 degrees, about 20 minutes or until set.

Mix topping ingredients well and spread on top of sweet potatoes.

Bake until bubbly.

Aunt Mary’s Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

8 - 10 Medium Potatoes, peeled and cubedSalt & Pepper
1 8 oz Package of Cream CheeseButter
1/4 Cup Sour CreamPaprika
Milk

Boil potatoes until tender. Drain.

Place potatoes to mixer. Add cream cheese and sour cream. Mix well (can also be mashed by hand).

Add milk, butter, salt and pepper as needed to taste (add milk slowly so you don't get too much).

Place in a 9x13 casserole dish, dot with pats of butter and sprinkle paprika on top.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot.

Great to make ahead and put in fridge or freezer. Follow all steps except for baking, then bake when ready to serve.

Alice’s Wild Rice Dressing

1/2 Cup Wild Rice5 - 7 Celery Stems, finely chopped
6 - 7 Cups of Chicken Broth, separated1/2 lb Lean Ground Beef
1 lb Bag Herb Stuffing1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1 Lg Onion, finely chopped
Salt & Pepper

Soak the wild rice the night before in water.

Drain the rice. Then cook in ~4 cups chicken broth. Drain and set aside.

Add chopped onion and celery in a sauce pan with ~2 cups chicken broth. Simmer until soft. Set aside and let cool (don't drain).

Cook ground beef and chop finely. Set aside.

Once onions, celery and ground beef have cooled, mix in stuffing and all remaining ingredients (butter, salt and pepper, rice). Add chicken broth if needed for the right consistency (~1/2 cup). Should be firm but not soupy.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes uncovered or until light brown.

Shane’s Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Crumbled Bacon

Package Brussel SpoutsOlive Oil
4 - 6 Bacon StripsSalt & Pepper

Toss brussel sprouts in olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread evenly on baking pan and bake for 40 minutes at 425 degrees.

While brussel sprouts are roasting, cook bacon according to package and dice. Then, add to the brussel sprouts in the oven for the last 20 minutes or roasting. Stir occasionally in oven. Serve immediately.

Meme’s Corn Pudding

2 14.5 oz Cans of Cream Style Corn10 oz Can of Evaporated Milk
1/4 Cup Corn Starch1/2 Cup Sugar
4 Tbsp Butter, melted4 Eggs, well beaten

Mix together cream corn, corn starch and melted butter in a bowl.

Add remaining ingredients (milk, sugar and eggs).

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until set.

Hungarian Tea Cake

3 Cups Sweet Potatoes, cubedTopping:
1/4 Cup Sugar1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs1/2 Cup Flour
1 Cup Coconut1 Cup Pecans, chopped
1/2 Cup Milk1 Stick Margarine, melted
1/2 Stick Margarine

Mix all the ingredients for the casserole in a mixer until creamy (except the topping), place in a 9x13" pan and bake at 350 degrees, about 20 minutes or until set.

Mix topping ingredients well and spread on top of sweet potatoes.

Bake until bubbly.

Aunt Evelyn’s Pecan Pie

Uncooked crust1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Sugar1/4 tsp Salt
1 Cup White Corn Syrup (we use Karo)1 Cup Pecans, roughly chopped
3 Eggs

Cook crust according to package.

Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl and fill cooked pie crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes - 1 hour.

Do you have a favorite recipe to share? Let us and your fellow BAs know below in our comments.

We wish you all a wonderful, warm and safe Thanksgiving weekend!

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