Odd Thanksgiving Foods

With Thanksgiving just over a week away, we decided to chat about some odd foods you've had at Thanksgiving.  We heard from lots of listeners about things like Saltine Cracker Stuffing, Circus Peanut Jello Salad (EWWW!) and Cheese and Pineapple Casserole.  We thought that sounded a bit odd, but plenty of people have tried it and love it.  So, I went online and found that even Paula Deen makes it, so it must be good.  Here's the recipe for you........and Happy Thanksgiving!

Paula Deen's Pineapple Casserole

1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 (20 oz) cans pineapple chunks, drained
and 6 tablespoons pineapple juice, reserved
1 cup crushed Ritz crackers
1 stick of butter, melted (plus shortening to grease casserole dish)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Grease a medium sized casserole dish

In a large bowl, stir together the sugar and flour. Gradually stir in the cheese.
Add the drained pineapple chunks, and stir until the ingrediants are well combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

In another medium bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, melted butter and reserved pineapple juice, stirring with a rubber spatula until evenly blended. Spred crumb mixture on top of pineapple mixture.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.