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Kitchen Tips: Moist Leftover Turkey

When you go to eat your leftover turkey, is it deliciously moist or is it dry and hard? Often times when we go to reheat the turkey leftovers, it goes in the microwave and comes out dry as a bone. No one wants to eat dry turkey. And, often our gravy is long since gone. What is a person to do?

To combat dry turkey:

Drizzle some chicken stock over your turkey before reheating. The turkey will soak up the stock and leave you with deliciously moist turkey.

Recipe: Split Pea Soup – Stock Pot

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup in a Stock Pot

Ingredients

4 C water
3 1/2 C Chicken Stock
2 1/4 C Dried Green Split Peas, rinsed (1 package)
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Dried Marjoram
1 Medium Ham Bone (or Diced Ham)
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion (or 1 Medium Onion)
1-2 C Carrots, sliced
1-2 C Celery, sliced

Instructions

Put everything except the carrots and celery in the stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Let simmer for 1 hour stirring occasionally. Take out the ham bone (if using) and remove the meat. Put the meat back in and stir in the carrots and celery. Cook for another 30 minutes. Great served up with saltine crackers.

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Recipe: Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo

Cream Cheese Pasta

Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients:

2 c Pasta
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1 lb. Chicken, cut into strips
1 1/4 c Chicken Stock
4 tsp Flour
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
4 oz. Cream Cheese
1/4 c Parmesan Cheese, grated

Raw Chicken Pene Pasta Chicken Stock

Flour, Garlic Powder, Pepper Cream Cheese Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:

Cook pasta according to directions on package. Meanwhile, heat oil in a high sided skillet. Cook chicken, about 5 minutes, then take out and keep warm on a plate. Pour chicken stock into pan and get all the delicious brown bits up. Add your flour, pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk to mix very well. Add cream cheese and stir until it’s melted. Add 2/3 of your Parmesan cheese and return the chicken to the pan. When the pasta is done and drained, add it to the pan too. Mix everything together and dish up! Top with additional Parmesan cheese and serve with a simple salad.

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Recipe: Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup

Serves 6, takes 1 hour

soup-nazi_320This soup was introduced to me through the much-loved TV show, Seinfeld, in the episode about the “Soup Nazi”. I had never had this famous soup before so when my husband asked for an Indian dish for dinner, I dove right in to try my hand at Mulligatawny. We were blown away by how great it turned out. While you could serve 6 people with this recipe, there were no leftovers at our house as my husband went back to eat 3 huge bowls of it! So, I give you, Mulligatawny…

Ingredients:

1/4 c Butter
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion (1/2 c fresh onion, diced)
2 Stalks Celery, diced
2 Carrots, diced
5 tsp Flour
1 1/2 tsp Curry Paste
4 c Chicken Stock
1 Apple, shredded
1/2 c Jasmine Rice
1 Chicken Breast, cooked and shredded
1/8 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Dried Thyme
1/2 c Milk

Instructions:

Melt butter in a stock pot. Saute onion, celery, and carrot in butter. Add flour and curry paste. Mix well and cook about 5 minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Add apple, rice, chicken, salt, pepper, and thyme. Simmer 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Add milk and heat through, about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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Shredded Apple Mulligatawny add everything else Mulligatawny Soup finished

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Recipe: Potato, Bacon, Chicken and Corn Chowder

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Potato, Bacon, Chicken and Corn Chowder

Serves 8

Ingredients:

3 1/2 c Potatoes, diced
1/3 c Onion, finely chopped (or 1 Tbs dried minced onion)
Corn, cut from 2 ears (or 1 can, drained)
1 Chicken breast, cooked and diced
3 1/4 c Chicken Stock
Salt (to taste)
1 tsp Pepper
5 Tbs Butter
5 Tbs Flour
2 tsp Mustard
4 Slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 c Milk
1 tsp Parsley
2 c Vermont Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Instructions:

  1. Combine potatoes, onion, chicken, corn, and chicken stock in stockpot and bring to boil
  2. Cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender
  3. Add salt and pepper
  4. Make a roux in a small pan: melt butter, add mustard and whisk in flour stirring constantly until thick
  5. Slowly stir in milk and keep stirring about 5 minutes or until its thick
  6. Add cheese to milk and stir until melted
  7. Stir cheese mixture into the stockpot
  8. Add bacon and parsley, cook until heated through
  9. Top with more cheese to look pretty

This dish will thicken over time but if you want it to thicken quick, add some potato flakes.

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Recipe: Sausage Cheese Soup

Sausage Cheese Soup

Sausage Cheese Soup

Ingredients:

1 lb Sausage (ground or links)
2 c Carrot
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion (1 small onion diced)
1/4 c Flour
1 3/4 c Chicken Stock (1-14oz. can)
1 1/2 c Milk
2 c Sharp Cheddar, shredded
2 c Provolone Cheese, shredded

Instructions:

If you are using sausage links, cook them first in large stockpot with some oil. Once they have cooked, dice them up and return them to the pot. If you are using ground sausage, lightly brown the sausage in a large stockpot with some oil.

Add carrot and onion to the sausage turning often. Cook until the carrot is tender. Add flour and toss to coat everything in flour. Cook about 1 minute. Add your chicken stock and milk, bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and add your cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted. Dish up and enjoy!

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Recipe: Split Pea Soup – Stock Pot

Split Pea Soup in a Stock Pot

Ingredients

4 C water
3 1/2 C Chicken Stock
2 1/4 C Dried Green Split Peas, rinsed (1 package)
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Dried Marjoram
1 Medium Ham Bone (or Diced Ham)
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion (or 1 Medium Onion)
1-2 C Carrots, sliced
1-2 C Celery, sliced

Instructions

Put everything except the carrots and celery in the stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Let simmer for 1 hour stirring occasionally. Take out the ham bone (if using) and remove the meat. Put the meat back in and stir in the carrots and celery. Cook for another 30 minutes. Great served up with saltine crackers.