Thursday, December 19, 2013
I have an inhuman obsession with beets. Like no joke, I open a can of them and eat the whole thing with my salad. I guess there are worse things..... I decided in the attempt to force beets on others, I would make a Kale & Beet Citrus Salad and bring it to Thanksgiving dinner with my homemade stuffing <- *Fantastic*
This is SUPER simple and needs ZERO dressing.
2-3 Cans of Crinkle Cut Pickled Beet Slices
1 Medium Jicama (Peeled and sliced into thin 2" strips)
2 Cans Mandarin Oranges (Drained)
2 Grapefruit de-veined (you could use the already done refrigerated ones if you want)
1 tray of Baby Kale
I LOVE Beets!
Did I mention I like them a lot?
Just for good measure- everyone was commenting and posting about this crazy looking Nutella bread on Facebook. I decided I was up for that challenge too.....with frosting, of course.
|2-Dec||MON||Tuna Melt Pitas|
|4-Dec||WED||Broccoli Ham Ring & Tater Tots|
|5-Dec||THUR||Alexias Choir Concert- Crocked Spaghetti|
|6-Dec||FRI||Work X-Mas Luncheon/ MANE St Salon X-Mas Party PM|
|7-Dec||SAT||Ornament Exchange Potluck|
|8-Dec||SUN||Tortellini Soup & Cheddar Biscuits|
|11-Dec||WED||Spinach, Artichoke, Havarti & Roasted Garlic Quesadillas|
|12-Dec||THUR||Chrissy's Baby Shower|
|13-Dec||FRI||Smith's X-Mas Party - potluck|
|14-Dec||SAT||Eagle Country Christmas @ Noon/CTR Christmas Party @ The Crescent|
|15-Dec||SUN||Turkey Meatloaf, Homemade Onion Rings, 2X Baked Potatoes & Salad|
|17-Dec||TUES||Out to Mongos|
|19-Dec||THUR||BBQ Pork & Leftover Salads|
|21-Dec||SAT||Club Party/Ugly Sweater Party|
|24-Dec||TUES||Christmas Eve- Homemade Ornaments/Movie Night|
|25-Dec||WED||Christmas Dinner with Family|
|29-Dec||SUN||Alexia's Birthday- Out to Tucanos|
|31-Dec||TUES||Hoppin John in the Crock|
I was tasked with making homemade stuffing at Thanksgiving this year..... I actually snarled..... Don't ask me why I can get excited about making something uber complex, yet wet bread seemed like 'too much.' Well..... I was wrong! So easy and I am going to say it..... *Better than Stove Top*
First, in a deep frying pan, you will need to saute 1 C finely chopped Red Onions, ~ 2 C finely chopped celery in 1 C Butter until translucent.
Add 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
Add 2 Cans drained & finely chopped mushrooms
Place most of the 20ish cups of breadcrumbs in your greased crockpot. Pour sauteed mixture into crock.
1/4 Cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 1/2 teaspoons salt , 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Next, mix 3 Eggs into about 2 cups of stock of your choice and gently pour evenly over breadcrumbs stirring as you go.
Turn the crock on 'keep warm' if it runs hot and check every half hour (stirring) to make sure it isn't burning on the bottom. Mine was done in less than 2 hours!
I'm thinking I'll never go back to Stove Top!