Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Crockpot Ham & Egg Breakfast Bake

Leftover Ham?

First, make some Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwiches :)

Then dice the remaining leftover ham and portion into 2 cup increments.
I made this into a freezer meal and then pulled it when I was ready to Crock.

<- Grilled cheese :oP
In a Gallon sized freezer bag:
4-5 cups frozen tater tots
2 cups diced ham
2 heaping cups shredded cheese

When ready to cook, layer into crock:
3 tbsp butter (On the bottom)
The Freezer mix (above)
14 eggs/1 cup milk whisked
Tony's seasoning
I 'crocked' on {keep warm} starting at 11:45 PM and it was perfectly done at 6:15 AM

Super delicious with Franks hot sauce!!!

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Cranberry Orange Sour Cream Oatmeal Muffins

Cranberry Orange Relish
You need:
1 bag fresh cranberries
2 cans mandarin oranges (with syrup)
1 package jello of your choice (I used sugar free orange)

Put it all in a pot and simmer until saucy and starts setting.  I randomly mash and stir.

I transfer 1/2 to my mini crockpot (to serve warm)
The other 1/2 I blend in my Vita-Mix and put in the fridge (to serve cold)

With the leftovers:

Cranberry Orange Sour Cream Oatmeal Muffins
Gather your ingredients:

2 11oz cans mandarin oranges (drained)
Leftover cranberry orange relish
2 cup oats
1 c sour cream or yogurt
Let sit 10-15 mins

Add & mix well:
2/3 c shortening (or 1/2 cup applesauce & 1/4 cup oil)
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
2 eggs
2 2/3 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder

Fold in 1 bag {frozen} fresh cranberries.

These are VERY tart.  If you would prefer a sweeter taste, up the white sugar to 1 cup and the brown sugar to 1 1/2 cups.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 25 mins.  Test with a toothpick to come out clean. 

Makes 24 muffins and 2 small loaves.

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Wild Rice Turkey Casserole

Everyone typically has leftovers after Thanksgiving.... but who wants to keep on eating ALL that stuff for a week straight?

Solution: This casserole

You need:

**Put in the Crock on {High}and let cook until rice is done (About 3-4 hours)

2 Cups Wild Rice Mix
3 Boullion cubes
3 cups water
2 cups largely diced carrots
Leftover Gravy
Cream of whatever you have (I used Celery)

**When rice is done, mix everything below into the crock:
Either leftover green bean casserole or a can of green beans
1 can small diced water chestnuts
2 cups largely diced fresh mushrooms
3-4 cups diced leftover turkey

Then top with a couple handfulls of shredded cheese and leftover fried onions (if you have any left!)

Cook on keep warm for an hour or so. Salt & Pepper if you'd like.