Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here at William L. Edwards Dentistry, we have much to be thankful for: for a smooth transition, as Dr. Edwards took over as owner of practice in January; for our amazing staff, who continue to partner with Dr. Edwards and Dr. Dismuke to offer the highest quality of care; and of course for our amazing patients! You all continue to make our jobs worth every minute!
This Thanksgiving we wanted to give back to you all by sharing two wonderful Thanksgiving recipe ideas from our very own front office manager, Michelle. These are her family favorites, and we bet they could be yours too!
Broccoli & Cheese Casserole
2 frozen packs of broccoli florets that you can steam in the microwave
1 10.5 ounce can of cream of mushroom soup
1 10.5 ounce can of cream of chicken soup
1 jar of Cheese Whiz
3 cups of instant rice
1 bag of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1. Steam florets in microwave.
2. Cook rice according to package directions.
3. Mix broccoli, rice, Cheese Whiz, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom and half of the shredded cheese.
4. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
5. Add remaining cheese to top and bake another 5-10 minutes until cheese bubbles.
* Optional: Add fried onions to the top when you add the last of the cheese, for a crunchy texture
1 pkg of regular Oreos
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 large (5.9-ounce) pkg chocolate instant pudding
6 tbsp melted butter
16 oz whipped topping
1 cup confectioners/powdered sugar
1. Crush the whole package of cookies either with a food processor, or take out your frustrations and do with a rolling pin.
** Save about 1 cup to sprinkle on top of dessert when it’s done.
2. In a small bowl mix remaining crumbs with melted butter. Press Oreo crumbs/butter mixture into bottom of 9X13 pan to form a crust.
3. Make chocolate pudding according to package directions and let it set up in the fridge.
4. Using an electric mixer, mix half the whipped topping, softened cream cheese, and confectioners sugar in a large bowl.
5. Spread the whipped topping/cream cheese/sugar mixture on top of the Oreo crust.
6. Spread the pudding over the previous layer, then top with the remaining whipped topping.
7. Sprinkle with reserved Oreo crumbs on top.
8. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
We hope that however you spend the holiday–and whatever you eat–brings you the most joy and happiness this season. Just don’t forget to brush and floss your teeth after the big meal!
-The Team at William L. Edwards Dentistry