Another one of Mom's recipes... Besides having leftover turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce or mashed potato pancakes or enjoying a breakfast feast of leftover ham and yeast rolls - this turkey casserole recipe was something to look forward to every holiday. This recipe is exactly why we buy an extra big turkey - we are making sure we have leftovers!!
1/4 cup minced onion
2/3 cup chopped green peppers
2 stalks chopped celery
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3-4 cups cooked turkey, cut into chunks
1 TBS lemon juice
2 tsp salt
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2-1 cup slivered toasted almonds *optional*
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 1/2 - 2 cups crushed potato chips
- In a deep skillet saute onion, peppers, and celery in butter until tender...do not brown.
- Stir in turkey, lemon juice, and salt.
- Cover skillet and place over low heat until ingredients are hot.
- Before serving, remove from heat and lightly stir in mayonnaise and nuts.
- Sprinkle with Swiss cheese and potato chips.
- Heat under broiler until top is golden brown, 5-10 minutes depending on your oven.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Holidays in my home are not complete without my Mom's green bean casserole. I had actually been married a couple years before I figured out that there was another *famous* green bean casserole recipe...and this was not it. This dish can be a meal all by itself, and sometimes in our house it is!
2 cans green beans (drained)
1 small onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup diced ham
1/2 cup breakfast sausage, browned & drained
1/2-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 box stuffing mix, prepared
- Mix green beans, onion, cream of mushroom soup, ham, sausage, and cheese until well combined.
- Turn into buttered casserole dish.
- Top green bean mixtures with prepared stuffing mix.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until center reaches 170 degrees F.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
1 box of macaroni and cheese, prepare as directed
1 can cheddar cheese soup
2 cups diced ham
*additional* 1/2 cup skim milk
1 small package of frozen broccoli, cooked until tender crisp & drained
1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
salt & pepper to taste
* Cook mac-n-cheese as directed, return to low heat
* Add cheddar cheese soup and 1/2 cup skim milk
* Add diced ham, continuing to stir well
* Completely drain broccoli, add to macaroni and stir well
* Spoon servings into dishes and top with shredded colby-jack cheese
at 7:35 PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
* seamless crescent roll dough
* 2 cups hash brown potatoes with onions and green peppers
* 1 lb cooked, drained pork sausage
* 6 eggs, slightly beaten
* 1/2 cup half and half
* 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
* 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
* salt & pepper to taste
* hot sauce........if you dare!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Unroll crescent roll on to prepared baking sheet, stretch gently to desired length and width.
Spread hash brown potatoes with onions and green peppers evenly over crescent roll.
Top potato mix with crumbled cooked sausage.
Mix half and half into eggs and pour over potatoes and sausage. Combine ingredients well.
Top with cheeses and add salt and pepper if desire.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until cheese is completely melted and eggs are thoroughly cooked. Use a fork or knife to test doneness.
**Tonight we served our breakfast pizza with a side of mandarin oranges....no leftovers!! Score!**