Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Turkey Pot Pie (with Thanksgiving Leftovers!)

Well, what do you do with all those leftovers? I usually make turkey soup, but I decided to try a turkey pot pie this time. I am so glad I did! It turned out so good!


The Menu:
Turkey Pot Pie



The Original Recipe:
I made/concocted this last night... and I got compliments!! Doesn't look pretty, but tasted pretty yummy!


Turkey Pot Pie (leftover turkey from Thanksgiving)


1 1/2 cups leftover chopped turkey
1 cup leftover corn
2 cups leftover green bean casserole
1 tbls chicken bullion (I used salt free)
1 tsp. mrs. Dash seasoning
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
1 box all ready made pie crust


unroll thawed pie crust and place in a deep dish 9 inch pie plate. Mix together corn, turkey, green bean casserole and chicken bullion; add mrs. Dash, stir. Pour into pie crust. Top with mashed potatoes. Then top with additional pie crust and slice 3 slits into the top crust. Bake 350 for 1 hour or until the pie crust is nice and browned.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thanksgiving Menu

Here is a list of the things we had for Thanksgiving this year! Everyone was very pleased with the outcome of all our delicious meals this year!! I think I even impressed myself! lol This is not the full list, of course. There were other family members that made desserts and foods for all of us to share...

The Menu:

Oven Herb Roasted Turkey!

YUMMY!! That is all I have to say!




The Menu:
Oven Herb Roasted Turkey


The Original Recipe:
I just threw things together and this is what came out... a delicious, juicy, yummy, cannot stop eating it, turkey! I am so doing this every year for Thanksgiving!


Oven Herb Roasted Turkey


16 lb. whole Turkey (gizzards and neck removed)

5 tbls. butter

5 sprigs Rosemary

4 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp. thyme

1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning

salt and pepper to taste



Rinse turkey. Mix butter and seasonings together. Apply under the turkey skin on the breast and down towards the legs. Rub the remaining all over the outside of the turkey. Bake 350 degrees for 3 hours or until your meat thermometer reaches 180 degrees. Let stand for 30 minutes before cutting and serving.

No Bake Cookies

These are my 11-year olds favorite cookies. We are taking them to share with his band friends at his concert tomorrow night!




The Menu:
No Bake Cookies



The Original Recipe:
These are cookies we always ate as a child, but I never had the recipe, so this was given to me by my friend Shelly. Thanks Shelly!


No Bake Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup Cocoa
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Milk
2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Peanut butter
3 cups Quick oats uncooked
1 tsp. Vanilla

Preparation
Boil first 4 ingrediants for about 1 minute. then in same pan, add last 3 ingrediants. Mix well and drop by teaspoonful onto wax paper. chill and eat.

Maw's Cranberry Relish

We have this at every Thanksgiving meal, too. My stepmom makes it for us, and we eat it! :oD

The Menu:
Maw's Cranberry Relish


The Original Recipe:
This is a bitter sweet side dish. You can eat it plain, or as they prefer around here on a peice of butter toast.

Maw's cranberry relish

Ingredients
1 Pg. fresh cranberries
1 Orange (seeded but unpeeled)
2 Apples
2 cups Sugar
½ cup Chopped nuts (optional)
Preparation
Blend all ingrediants in food processor exactly as stated. Let stand in refrigerator over night. Relish sweetens as it stands.

Green Bean Casserole

I know--I know... Everyone says that Green Bean Casserole is NOT a traditional Thanksgiving meal food... who cares!!! We love it!




The Menu:
Green Bean Casserole

The Original Recipe:
This comes straight from frenchs.com. It is a family favorite! You certainly cannot go wrong!
Frenchs Green Bean Casserole
Ingredients:
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can CAMPBELL'S® Cream of Mushroom Soup
3/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 (9 oz. each) pkgs. frozen cut green beans, thawed
1 1/3 cups FRENCH'S® Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions

Directions:
1.MIX soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2 -qt. baking dish. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup French Fried Onions.
2.BAKE at 350°F for 30 min. or until hot.
3.STIR. Top with remaining 2/3 cup onions. Bake 5 min. until onions are golden.

Tips
1.Tip: You may substitute 2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) cut green beans, drained or 4 cups fresh, cooked cut green beans. 2.Look for FRENCH'S® French Fried Onions in the canned vegetable aisle

Mashed Sweet Potato Crunch

This stuff is a must have at every Thanksgiving from now until the end of time as we know it!!

The Menu:
Mashed Sweet Potato Crunch


The Original Recipe:
I found this on babycenter and I will never ever make sweet potatoes the old fashioned way ever again!!

Mashed Sweet Potato Crunch

Ingredients
3 cups Cooked, mashed sweet potato
½ c Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
½ c Butter, melted
½ c Milk
½ tsp Vanilla
Topping:
½ c Brown sugar
1 c Pecans, chopped
1/3 c Flour
1/3 stick Butter, melted
Preparation
combine mashed sweet potato, sugar, 2 eggs ,butter, milk and vanilla. Spoon into 13x9 casserole dish.
Combine topping ingredients and spoon over potato mixture.
Bake, uncovered at 350 for 35 minutes.

Cranberry Apple Pie

Oh man! Life is hectic lately, therefore; I have not been able to post any updates! I have a few that I am going to try to get in her inbetween the new dog needing to go out, my babysitting job, my own children being home (no school today because of deer hunting season starting!), and various other life time consuming things!!

I am going to post each Thanksgiving item in a new post.

The Menu:

Cranberry Apple Pie



The Original Recipe:
I have no idea where I got this recipe, but it is SUPER good that even the "older generation" members of the family enjoy it!

Cranberry Apple Pie

Ingredients
6 Apples
1 (16 ounce) can Whole cranberry sauce
1/2 cup Packed brown sugar
1/3 cup All-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1 Recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie


Preparation
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a pie plate with pastry. Peel, core, and slice the apples.
Combine apples and cranberry sauce in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg; add to the apple mixture. Mix thoroughly. Turn filling into the pastry lined pan. Cover with top crust. Crimp edges. Cut slits in top crust. Bake for 1 hour, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling bubbly.