Friday, November 28, 2014

Ideas for Turkey Leftovers

The obvious: turkey sandwiches on leftover rolls with cranberry sauce.

Add turkey to cheese enchiladas with green sauce.

Lettuce wraps

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Notes


Ahi Steaks

Yams with marshmallow
Cornbread Stuffing with vegetarian sausage
Mashed Potatoes
Green beans and sliced mushroom saute
Raspberry Jello with sour cream
wheat rolls

Crescent Dragonwagon gravy
Turkey gravy
Cranberry sauce
cranberry salsa

Night before we:
baked cornbread for stuffing and made the jello salad.
Next year perhaps start Septienne rolls the night before.

Cornbread Stuffing
For Cornbread, I doubled the Fanny Farmer recipe.
The 9x13 green glass casserole dish is too small for a double recipe--next time look for 128 sq inches of surface area.

Wheat Rolls
I picked this recipe this morning.  The white/wheat mix, eggs and butter, without potato flakes or weirdness, looks like what I remember of my mother's recipe.

Cranberry Sauce
Should have heeded warning about cutting sugar.  I made our sauce as stated--4 cups cranberries, 1 cup sugar--and it's too sweet.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Third Week of November

Bean, kale, and cheese enchilada with easy green sauce. -green-enchilada-sauce recipe uses canned jalapeño peppers

Vanilla pudding pie for dessert

Leftover cheesy kale spaghetti with added sausage

Tuesday--no family dinner
One had a meetup.
One got hungry and ate Costco chicken bake before dinner.
One had a work thing and ate dinner out.
Who was left made herself a mushroom olive artichoke pizza on purchased crust with a side of pomegranate seeds.

Black Bean & Vegetable Soup with Grilled Cheese. Sliced oranges as fruit side
Cleaned out many waiting vegetables in fridge. The leftover yams from last week. More of the purple kale. The leek that I didn't use two weeks ago. Celery. Red pepper pesto from Costco. A couple fresh tomatoes. It was about half vegetables in broth, half black beans.

Used canola oil spray on grilled cheese instead of butter. Much less greasy.

Homemade Mac and Cheese, mixing in crushed croutons
Green bean and mushroom saute.  Topped with Durkee onions, we all wish the onions were omitted.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Second Week of November

Sunday--family dinner at Japanese restaurant

Monday--Frozen Costco Chicken Bakes

Tuesday--Yams with seasoned black beans

Wednesday--broccoli soup garnished with shredded cheddar, with chik'n nuggets and wheat rolls
Simply Recipes Broccoli Apple Soup Recipe
I had no apples, so I put in a spoonful of apple butter



Saturday--instead of lasagna, I made cheesy spaghetti with kale and marinara sauce. It was boring. Too much pasta, too little fixings.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

First Week of November

Monday--Chicken Pot Pie from Costco.  Turns out, that's not really our thing.

Tuesday--Burritos: Cattlebeans, Ground Turkey, Cheddar, Spinach, Butternut Squash

Wednesday--Leftovers: Salmon with Quinoa, Turkey from Burritos, Chicken Pot Pie

Thursday--Lentil Sloppy Joes

Chili-Lime Pistachios

The Curry Guy's recipe for chili-lime pistachios

I didn't have garlic powder in the house and made them without.
The chili powder I bought at grocery store not tasty on its own like the chili powder I buy in bulk from fancy store.

Probably since I didn't really follow they recipe, they were very good but not fantastic.
My husband loved them.  I'll probably try again.

And, I'm comparing them to Pom Wonderful "sweet chili pistachios" which my grocery store stopped carrying.  Maybe I'm missing some sugar?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Savory Cheese Puffed Apple Pancake with side of Kale

Simplified and altered from
 Savory or Sweet German Pancake in 30 minutes at the Los Angeles Times.

2 large apples
1/2 stick of butter
1 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 eggs beaten
3/4 cup milk
handful of shredded cheese (I used mozzarella, but I'd use cheddar next time)

Oven 425 degrees F
Melt butter in glass dish in oven (I used 12x8 IKEA oval)
Whisk salt into flour in mixing bowl.  Add cheese
Mix eggs and milk together in 2-cup glass pitcher
Put sliced apples in oven.  Bake them 10-20 minutes until cooked.
Pour liquid into dry, mix together.
Pour batter over buttered apples and pop back into oven.
Bake 25 minutes.

While baking, sautee sliced kale with 1/2 cup vegetable broth.
Serve with kale over your portion of savory apple cheese pancake.

Pudding of Cooked Rice

I've been increasing it to 2 cups rice, 2 2/3 cup milk, and did three egg yolks.
I used 2/3 cup sugar, need to reduce that.  Too sweet for breakfast.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Apple Breakfast Cake

Apple Breakfast Cake from The Fresh Loaf

Oh my gosh, best ever.  Worth weighing the ingredients for.  Go there for very accurate recipe, more specificity on ingredients, ready to scale for family reunion.

Doubled the basic recipe, left apples unpeeled, cooked in a 9" springform pan.
I left out the walnuts (3 oz) and raisins (5 oz), since someone had just got braces.

My Doubled recipe amounts:
Eggs 6 oz
Sugar 5 oz, or generous 1/2 cup
Butter, melted 5 oz
Apples cored, sliced, unpeeled 2 lbs
Vanilla 1 tsp
Flour 8.7 oz, or about 1 3/4 cup
Baking Powder 2 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp

335F for one hour.