Sunday, November 29, 2009

Back after the long Holiday

Well we had a nice Thanksgiving, and also it was Zach's Birthday. We had some friends over since my parents could not come. I made an awesome turkey, so we really did not have a lot of leftovers. So only one recipe with leftover turkey.
Zach's Castle cake:
Zach's Castle cake

My perfectly bronzed turkey:

Zach and our beautiful Black Austalorp chicken Opal:

Our sweet potato harvest(I dug them up last night):

Leftover turkey enchiladas

3 cups shredded cooked turkey
2 cups sour cream
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
12 corn tortillas
1 jar medium-hot salsa

Mix turkey, sour cream, 1 cup shredded cheese, and salt. Heat oil in frying pan over low heat. Dip the tortillas, one at a time, in the hot oil just until limp, about 5 seconds. Fill tortillas equally with turkey mixture, roll up, and arrange side by side, seam down, in a 9- by 13-inch baking dish. Pour salsa evenly over the top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in a 350° oven until heated through, about 20 minutes. If desired, sprinkle more shredded cheese over hot enchiladas before serving. Serve with additional sour cream.

German Hot Pot(an old favorite)

1 lb ground pork
1 lb smoked sausages cut into rounds
1 head of red and green cabbage each
1 onion diced
2 cloves minced garlic
lotsa salt and pepper
1 can sauerkraut
1/2 stick butter minced up to diperse
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 shredded carrots
Dump all ingredients into crockpot mix and cook on low 6-8 hours and stir once in awhile. Serve over hot mashed potatoes.

Chicken Korma

1 lb diced boneless skinless chicken breast
1 lb steamed green beans
cooked basmati rice
1 package ready to serve Korma sauce

Cook chicken in 2T oil, until cooked thru. Add Korma sauce and heat thru. serve with steamed green beans and rice.

Hamburgers and fries
raw veggies and dip

Pan fried Pork Steaks
sweet potatoes
butter noodles

Season pork steak to liking. I use salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, and paprika. Cook in frying pan over medium high heat until done, turning over at least once. Cook sweet potatoes in microwave. Serve with butter noodles.

leftover buffet using all the yummy leftovers!

We are attending a potluck. I am making two dishes.
Hot wings
Goat cheese and roasted red pepper tart

Classic hot wings:
12 chicken wings or so
3 c oil for deep frying
4 oz bottle Louisiana hot sauce
4 oz butter

Cut the wings at the joints, discard the wing tips. Fry the wings in the oil until crispy, I fry about 1/2 in a batch.In a pan large enough to hold the fried chicken wings, melt the butter and add the bottle of Tabasco, mix, then add the pre-fried wings. Stir to coat the wings and serve while still warm. Serve with good blue cheese dreesing and celery.

Goat cheese and roasted red pepper tart:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
1 teaspoon minced fresh chives
2 red bell peppers(or jarred roasted red peppers)
1 cup fresh goat cheese
1/2 cup half-and-half or milk
2 tablespoons dry white wine
3 eggs

Crust: Combine flour, sugar, butter and herbs in a food processor and process until the dough forms a large ball (or mix dough using your usual pie crust method).

Press dough to about 1/8-inch thickness on the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch fluted tart, quiche or pie pan with sides 3/4 to 1 inch high. Set aside.

Filling: Roast the peppers over a flame (or under the broiler) until charred on all sides. Place in a closed paper bag for 15 minutes to steam, and then peel off the skin, cut in half and discard membranes and seeds.(can purchase ready made) Coarsely chop one pepper and cut the other into long, thin strips. Preheat oven to 375 F. Puree the goat cheese, half-and-half, wine and eggs in a food processor until smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in chopped pepper, mixing well. Pour the filling into the crust and decorate the top with the strips of roasted pepper. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, just until mixture has set and the top had slightly browned.
Have a great week everybody! hearts Evie

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