Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

LeftOver Turkey
1 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup fat free or low fat sour cream
1-2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 turkey cutlets cubed

Mix  bread crumbs and cheese in a shallow dish. Spread both sides of turkey with sour cream and press into the bread crumb mixture to coat.
Heat the oil carefully in a skillet over medium heat. Place turkey in the skillet and cook 5 to 7 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked through.
~if you are having trouble getting the breading to stick add a little more sour cream or a tablespoon of mayo~

LeftOver Sweet Potatoes

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying

Place sweet potatoes in a colander. Place a cloth over the potatoes, and squeeze the potatoes to release as much liquid as possible. Let the potatoes sit to release more liquid, then squeeze again.
In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, eggs, brown sugar, flour, cloves and cinnamon; mix well.
Heat oil in large heavy skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Form mixture into pancake size cakes, and fry in hot oil. Flip cakes after 2 to 3 minutes (when bottom is browned) and brown other side. Drain on paper towels, and serve piping hot.

LeftOver Cranberry Sauce
1 can of cranberry sauce (whole or jellied)
1 cup white sugar
1 (6 ounce) package red gelatin mix
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
3/4 cup orange juice
1 apple with peel, grated
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup whipping cream(optional)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

Process cranberries in blender or food processor; pour sugar over cranberries and stir to dissolve.
Bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil; stir in gelatin and let cool. Stir cooled gelatin into cranberries, and add pineapple, orange juice, apple and pecans. Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Whip cream cheese (add whipping cream ~optional).
In a glass serving dish, layer half of the cranberry mixture, then the whipped cream mixture, then the remaining cranberry mixture.


Monday, November 23, 2009



Print Recipes HERE
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 qts. cider

1 tsp. whole allspice
1 tsp. whole cloves
1- 3" stick cinnamon

Combine brown sugar, salt and cider. Put spices into percolator basket and perk (with setting on strong). Remove spices and serve hot. (May also make in crock pot on HIGH)
by Christmas Packet 2001

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mall Pretzels

After trying a Alton Brown recipe that totally failed I have found this one on all recipes. I love Alton Brown but I don't have the time or the equipment he has! So since I promised my daughter I would make her pretzels instead of buying her the microwave kind I am going to try this one. Wish me luck! I'll report back how it goes!