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Dec 15, 2008 10:26 AM

Lots of cream

I planned on making a TON of whipped cream for thanksgiving and only ended up using about 2 containers out of the 5 I bought. Now I'm stuck with these, needing to use them before I vacation over the holidays.

I'm hosting two different dinners this week and hoping that someone might be able to give me ideas as to how to use up the cream in various recipes.

I'm vegetarian also, and only cook vegetarian....

Thank you!

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      1. re: MMRuth

        My mashed potatoes are killer - but it's too soon after Thanksgiving for me to put them back on the table...but the au gratin is another excellent idea...

      2. re: krisrishere

        w/ sweet potatoes and chipotle!

        creamy veggie pot pie

        I think that Nigella Laswon has a recipe for bitter orange ice cream that is made w/out an ice cream maker - just frozen whipped cream!

      3. Do you eat eggs, cheese and butter?

        1. You could make a cream soup (potato, broccoli, cauliflower). A gratin of potato, fennel (or both), or cauliflower with parm and pine nuts. Creamed spinach or corn. AlFredo sauce (plain or with roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes and basil) or tetrazinni A quiche or tart... I saw this one earlier today and thought it would be nice:

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          1. re: Sal Vanilla

            excellent suggestions. I do eat eggs and cheese. I think the creamed spinach would work. I considered making polenta as well, and I think that could go beautifully.

            and creamed soups are always a hit...good suggestion.

          2. Well you eat cream so I assume you might eat eggs as well? You can always make a bunch of ice cream. Ice cream of course can only be made in advance so it's a good guest dinner idea.

            1. Make a cake and coat it with this simple ganache icing:

              Bring 1 cup heavy cream to a boil and remove from heat. Add 12 ounces chocolate chips and let cool 5 minutes. Stir until smooth, let cool another 20 minutes. Spoon over a cake on a wire cooling rack (and put something under the rack, this icing drips!). If using layers, let the iced cakes sit for another 10 minutes, assemble, and use remaining ganache to smooth out the sides of the cake.

              Add 1-2 tablespoons of orange zest, 2 ounces of espresso, OR 1/4 cup of crushed peppermint for something extra