Friday, November 24, 2023

Turkey Quesadillas

 This is perfect for holiday leftovers or anytime.

8 flour tortillas
1 - 1 1/2 c. each: chopped cooked turkey, shredded cheese
1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
1/3 - 1/2 c. each: chopped onions, chopped peppers.
2 - 4 T. olive oil
1/2 - 1 tsp. each: Worcestershire sauce, fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic crushed, chopped
nonstick cooking spray 

Peel, crush, chop garlic

In a bowl combine turkey, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, garlic. 

Mix to coat turkey, let set for a few minutes to marinate.

Peel, rinse, chop onions. 

Seed, rinse and chop peppers.

Put oil into a measuring cup.

To assemble: 

Preheat skillet to medium high heat, lower heat to and spray non stick spray.

Place a tortilla on skillet.

Use a pastry brush, brush both sides of tortilla with oil. 

Arrange turkey on tortillas, top with onion and garlic. 

Sprinkle 1 - 2 oz. of cheese over turkey and veggies. 

Brush another tortilla on both sides with oil and place over tortilla. 

Cook quesadilla on 1 side for 3 min. 

Flip quesadilla on other side and cook for 3 min. more or until done. 

Repeat cooking process with remaining tortillas.

Serves 4.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Simply Squash

This is perfect for fall, as a Thanksgiving side dish or anytime.

I used acorn squash, but this is good with butternut squash too.

1 squash, cut in half
2 T. butter 
1 T. pure maple syrup 
1/4 tsp. each:  pepper, salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 350’ F.
Cut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds and place into a oven safe baking pan.
Top squash with butter pieces, drizzle maple syrup over squash with a clean spoon.
With a clean spoon, sprinkle salt, pepper and cinnamon over squash.
Bake baking pan in oven and cook squash for 20 - 30 min. or until done.
Serves 4.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Bulldog Gravy

This recipe is dedicated to my Aunt Jean. 

This week would’ve been her 91st birthday.

This was one of her favorites.

The gravy’s perfect for the holidays, a fall meal or anytime.

2 - 3 T. meat drippings

1 - 1 1/2 c. each: water, milk

1/4 - 1/2 tsp. each: salt, pepper

1/4 - 1/3 c. flour

Heat skillet to medium high heat, lower heat to medium.

Put in meat drippings, add flour to pan, stir for 1 min. or desired color.

Slowly add liquids, stirring constantly.

Add salt, pepper and continue to stir constantly until thickened.