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It's become a tradition for the various departments within Southwest Airlines' Headquarters in Dallas to host a Thanksgiving Feast the week before the actual Thanksgiving.  Why? Well, we all love food, and we love being able to spend time with our coworkers (who are really our second family). Our Marketing Department was kind enough to share some pictures (and secret recipes!) below. If you do happen to use one of these special recipes this Thursday, just remember to give credit where credit is due...the peeps at Southwest Airlines. 

Mema’s Fruit Salad
from Erin Terry in Online Marketing



1 can chunky mixed fruit

1 small can pineapple chunks

1 small can mandarin oranges

1 jar maraschino cherries

1-2 tsp. sugar

½ tsp. vanilla

Whipped Cream

Put all fruit in a colander and set in refrigerator for a few hours. Beat whipped cream in a large bowl until stiff – if you use whipping cream (recommended). You may also use cool whip. Add 1-2 tsp. sugar, ½ tsp. vanilla; combine with whipped cream and fruit. Add cherries on top (drain on a paper towel first).



Thanksgiving Breakfast Quiche Recipe
from Athena Halton in Online Marketing



1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

4 large eggs

9 in extra deep pie shell

1 1/2  cups of grated swiss cheese

Sprinkle of salt and pepper

Optional:  Ham, or Turkey, Cooked and Crumbled Bacon, or Fresh Vegetables



Set oven at 350 degrees and put frozen pie shell in the oven for about 5-10 minutes, until the shell is slightly defrosted/toasted and then remove from oven and turn oven up to 425 degrees.  Combine heavy whipping cream, nutmeg, salt/pepper, and eggs together and mix until they are well mixed.  Put grated swiss cheese into pie shell and add other meats and vegetables as desired.  Then pour mixture into pie shell over the other ingredients.  Put quiche into the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then turn oven down to 350 degrees and let cook for another 30-40 minutes until crust is brown.  Remove from oven and let cool.  ENJOY!


Spinach Madeline
from Kelly Shoenfelt in Online Marketing



2 pkg. frozen spinach
4 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. chopped onion
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. vegetable liquid (reserved after boiling spinach)
1/2 tsp. pepper
3/4 tsp. celery salt
3/4 tsp. garlic salt
6 oz. jalapeno cheese, cut in pieces
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Bread crumbs for topping



Cook spinach according to package directions. Reserve liquid needed. Melt butter; add flour; stir until smooth, brown, add liquid. Stir until cooked; add seasoning, cheese, and onions. Stir until smooth and melted. Combine with spinach; pour into casserole and top with bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees until brown.

Happy Thanksgiving!

to watch a delectable video of our feast, check out: http://blogsouthwest.com/video/southwest-airlines-thanksgiving-2009