Posts tagged ‘turkey’

November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving dinner

Spent the morning planning what we are making for thanksgiving dinner… And how it will all get cooked! Only one oven, LOL. Here’s my plan. What do you have on the menu?

Turkey – oven 500 for 30 then 350 for 2-3, rest for 15
Gravy – pre-prepared
Mashed potatoes – stove top
Cranberry sauce – stove top
Corn – microwave
Rolls – pre-prepared
Green beans – oven 475 for 45 mins
Cranberry jello – stove top plus refrig (night before), family recipe
Sweet potatoes – stove top for 60 then oven 450 for 5, atk p. 170
Green Salad
Stuffing – crock pot 7 hours, nym p. 141
Cider – stove top, family recipe

Pumpkin pie – oven 375 for 50 minutes (night before), bhg p. 788
Cranberry cake
Smores (kid request)

(nym = Not your mother’s slow cooker cookbook; atk = America’s test kitchen family cookbook, bhg = Better homes and gardens cookbook)

April 6, 2011

Italian Wedding Soup


Last week was cold and rainy – so we made soup several times. This was our favorite – note the kids’ spinach in yet another dish!

I adapted this recipe from Slow Cooker Favorites Made Healthy. The recipe instructions were to make your own meatballs – I cheated and bought frozen turkey meatballs. I just threw the frozen meatballs in the bottom of the slow cooker, topped them with chopped fennel & onion, minced garlic, dried basil & oregano, and chicken broth. Then turned the cooker to low and left it for 10 hours. The orzo cooked for about 5 minutes at the end, and I put the fresh spinach in the bottom of everyone’s bowls before serving, so it wouldn’t overcook.

Delish! I don’t normally cook with fennel and I loved it in this soup. I sold it to the kids as “meatball soup” and they dug in. Made great leftovers, too.