Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!


I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving? We sure did! Aside from a little frozen turkey (which Stilton was very interested in) it went smooth! Adam made these amazing twice baked sweet potatoes with a parmesan bacon topping. The sweet potato skins were to soft for us to scoop out the inners and use them for severing so we just put it in a casserole dish. I am so stuffed again just thinking about the left overs.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pumpkin, a little on the savory side.

There's so many things you can do with pumpkins, amazing pumpkin carvings, and even more amazing pumpkin dishes. There's tons and tons of sweet pumpkin recipes, pumpkin pie, cake, cookies, gelato, I could go on forever. But what about savory pumpkin dishes? There's just as many, if not more! In my search for savory pumpkin recipes, I found this savory muffin, with pumpkin and feta cheese. The amazing pictures make my tummy grumble, I can't wait to try the recipe. Some more savory pumpkin recipes I came across.
At Martha I found savory pumpkin puffs, puff pastry with a pumpkin mixture in the middle. Also a Pork with mashed pumpkin.
At Food & I found Pumpkin soup with sage and ham, a nice hearty winter soup for cold days. Pumpkin Lasagna, sounds yummy, fast and easy, it calls for no boil noodles so don't worry about having to slave over the pot of boiling water, and broken sheets of noodles! Winter Squash and Gruyère Gratin , what's better than melty crunchy cheese?
At Eat Drink I found Beyond Pie: 10 Great Savory Pumpkin Recipes. There are some great sounding recipes, pumpkin pretzels, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin hummus, and fresh pumpkin pasta just to name a few.

I personally do not care for pumpkin, but I do love other squash. So if you feel the same way, you can substitute another winter squash in for the pumpkin. Don't know much about other winter squash? Read up about winter squash on the Wikipedia page.

Do you have any favorite savory pumpkin/squash recipes of your own? Please share them with me!

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, are you ready?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Healthy "fried" Chicken

Do you like crispy fried chicken but don't eat it that often because of all that oil. A friend of mine told me about a Healthy "Fried" Chicken recipe she used to use while on weight watchers. It's fast, healthy, and really good!

Here's what you are going to need:
boneless skinless chicken breasts
corn flakes
pam cooking spray
cookie sheet
and a preheated oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit

-I use one chicken breasts per person. Cut chicken into strips, or chunks.
-Put cut up chicken in a bowl and coat it with mustard
-Cover the cookie sheet with foil and spray with pam
-Crush up corn flakes and coat the mustardy chicken and place on cookie sheet (my cat loved watching me breading the chicken)
-When all the chicken is done spray some more pam over the top of the chicken
-Place in oven and cook until done, if they are bigger pieces you can turn them half way through cooking.

I know some people don't like mustard, and that's not a problem. You can use any type of mustard, bbq sauce, ranch dressing, or any other sort of saucy like condiment. I use honey mustard, it tastes so good you don't even really need to dip it anything else.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Merry Chri..... Wait! Don't Forget Thanksgiving!


Who else is excited about Thanksgiving??
I am doing my first Thanksgiving dinner, and my first full turkey this year. I think I already have my menu ready. Nothing super fancy, just good eats for 3 people.
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, green chili corn casserole, tangerine cherry cranberry sauce, baked yams, pumpkin pie, cranberry sorbet, and pumpkin gelato. Wow! Sounds like a lot now that it's all in a list.

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving day dishes?