Thanksgiving Menu

So there you have it, my Thanksgiving menu for this year!  I thought it would be cool to print one out for each table setting as a nice decoration.  Came out better than expected.  Very inexpensive idea to create an elegant table setting! I forgot to add the ham. Going to have to do the…

Healthier Chili-Mac

  I made this several weeks ago, I was really craving pasta, which I have been avoiding like the plague!  Don’t get me wrong I love me some carbs, but it is in the general eating better that I find myself watching our (Yes OUR, as in the entire family) intake! This one pot meal…

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie & Lasagna (two for one)

The main ingredients of these two recipes are exactly the same; I am just producing two different meals from the same recipe.  So you can do whichever one you think would be best for you. The leftovers from Thanksgiving always bring out the creativity of the people who host and are left with a boat…

Brining my Turkey

In food preparation, brining is a practice similar to marinating in which meat is soaked in brine before cooking. Brining makes cooked meat moister by hydrating the cells of its muscle tissue before cooking therefore preventing the meat from dehydrating. I have never in my life brined a turkey before and my turkeys were always very delicious. But after looking this up and understanding it…

Happy Thanksgiving

‘Twas the Night of Thanksgiving ‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn’t sleep. I tried counting backwards; I tried counting sheep. The leftovers beckoned, the dark meat and white, But I fought the temptation with all of my might. Tossing and turning with anticipation, Thoughts of a snack became infatuation. So I raced to the…