Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Thai Turkey Bowl

This is perfect for leftovers or anytime.

2 bags boil in bag rice, water
2 - 3 c. cooked turkey, cut into chunks 
1 - 2  T. each: low sodium soy sauce, seseme seeds
Lime zest
1 tsp. each: seseme oil, lime juice
1 c. each: chopped onions, sliced snow peas
1/3 c. each: sliced green onions, peanuts
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. salt, pepper, fresh or dried parsley, basil
pinch each: red pepper flakes, turmeric
1 T. olive oil
1 clove garlic crushed, chopped

Remove turkey from refrigerator and chop.

Slice lime in half set aside.

Peel, rinse, crush, chop garlic, set aside.

Peel, rinse, and chop onions.

Rinse & chop snow peas, green onions, set aside.

Preheat skillet to medium-high heat, lower heat to medium, add oil.

Add turkey, garlic, parsley, soy sauce, seseme oil, spices to pan, cook for 5 - 8 min., stirring occasionally.

Squeeze some of the lime over the turkey.

Remove bowl carefully from microwave.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine water and 1 bag of rice.

 Microwave according to package instructions.

Remove bowl carefully from microwave.

To serve:

In 4 clean bowls, scoop rice into bottom of the bowls. 

Arrange turkey over rice and top with your toppings.

Serves 4.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Fried Pickles

This is great for game day, a get together or anytime.

2  c. sliced dill pickles
1/3 - 1 c. flour
1 egg

2 3 T. oil (adjust amount needed)
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
Pinch each: paprika, dried parsley, granulated garlic, turmeric

In a bowl crack 1 egg, half of salt, pepper. 

Beat with a fork to mix.

Remove pickles from jar, pat dry with a paper towel.

 Cut pickles into slices. 

Omit step if using pre sliced pickles.

In a bowl combine flour, the rest of salt, pepper, herbs and spices.

Dredge pickles on both sides with the egg.

Dredge pickles lightly on both sides with flour.

Preheat skillet to medium high heat.

Lower heat to medium, add oil.

Cook pickles in batches on one side for 3 - 5 minutes.

Flip over & cook pickles on other side for 3 - 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove pickles from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Serves 4 - 6.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Sweet Potato Chips

This is great for fall or anytime.

2 - 3 large sweet potatoes
Non stick cooking spray
1/8 - 1/4 tsp.: salt, pepper
1/8 - 1/4 c. oil
Pinch each: granulated garlic, red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Spray 2 baking sheets with non stick cooking spray.

Rinse and pat dry potatoes.

Cut ends of potatoes with a clean knife. 

Peel 1 side of potatoes.

Lay potatoes on a clean cutting bowl.

Very carefully slice potatoes into very thin slices, place potatoes into a clean bowl.

Pour oil over potatoes and toss to coat on both sides.

Arrange potato slices on baking sheets.

Sprinkle spices over both sides of potatoes.

Place potatoes in oven and bake on 1 side for 5 - 8 min.

 Flip potatoes on other side and bake for 5 - 8 min. more. 

Keep an eye on the potatoes to make sure they don't burn.

Serves 4.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Celebration Spritz

Today history has been made.

As a Democrat, I'm estastic.

This is great for celebrating the election of a new president or anytime.

1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine
1 - 2 c. club soda

Place champagne bottle, club soda in refrigerator to chill for a few hrs.

Take champagne, club soda out of refrigerator.

In the bottom of pitcher, place ice.

Pour champagne in pitcher, top off with club soda.

Place pitcher in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Serves 4.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Chocolate Apples

This is great for fall or anytime.

3 - 6 oz. each: milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, chopped nuts.
4 apples 

Rinse apples under cold water, remove stem. Pat dry with a paper towel.

Set aside until ready to use.

Break chocolate bars into pieces into 3 separate microwave safe bowls.

Microwave on high for 30 seconds.

Stir and microwave for an additional 30 seconds approx.

Keep an eye on chocolate so that it melts evenly. 

Remove bowls carefully from microwave.

Thread 1 apple onto a skewer.

Dip apple into the desired flavor of chocolate. Make sure apple is coated in chocolate.

Remove apple from chocolate and place apple on a parchment lined cooking sheet. 

Dip a clean fork into the other bowls chocolates and drizzle over apple.

Repeat process with remaining apples.

Sprinkle nuts over apples, if desired.

Place tray in refrigerator to harden.

Serves 4.


Friday, October 23, 2020

Big Ten Bagel Pizzas

This week starts the college football season for the Big Ten.

This is great for watching the game or anytime.

I used everything bagels, but you can use what flavor bagels you like. 

8 whole bagels 
1/2 - 3/4 c. each: pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, chopped bell pepper, chopped onion, sliced halved pepperoni, chopped mushrooms, chopped tomatoes
1/8 - 1/4 c each: chopped olives, chopped anchovies, chopped ham, olive oil, 
Non stick cooking spray
1 - 2 cloves chopped garlic
1/4 tsp. each: basil, parsley, oregano
1/8 tsp each: salt, pepper, lemon juice
pinch red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 350 F

Rinse, peel, seed, chop vegetables and garlic.

Slice pepperoni. Chop ham, anchovies and olives. 

Spray cooking spray on 2 baking sheets.

Carefully cut bagels in half and place open side up on baking sheet.

In a measuring cup, mix together oil, juice, salt, pepper, herbs with a clean fork. 

With a pastry brush, spread oil mixture on top of the bagels

With a spoon, spread tomato sauce over bagels.

 Put whatever toppings you want on your pizza. 

When finished place pizzas in oven to cook for 10 - 15 min. or until done. 

Keep an eye on them so that they don't burn. 

Serves 8.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Broasted Cabbage

1/8 - 1/4 c. olive oil (adjust amount needed)
1/4 tsp. each: , pepper, salt
1/8 tsp. lemon juice
1 clove fresh garlic crushed and chopped
1 medium head cabbage
non stick cooking spray
pinch red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 350' F

Spray baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.

Remove outer layers of cabbage and cut cabbage in half.

Rinse cabbage under cold water.

Peel, rinse, crush, chop garlic.

In a measuring cup combine; oil, salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice. 

Mix well with a fork and pour over cabbage. Toss to coat.

Cut cabbage into wedges.

Place cabbage on baking sheet and pour oil over cabbage. Flip to coat and place pan in oven.
Bake for 20 - 35 min. Be sure to keep an eye on it to prevent burning. 

Halfway through cooking, remove baking sheet from oven and flip cabbage over.

Remove baking sheet from oven and place cabbage on a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess oil.

Serves 4 - 6.

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