Tuesday, November 27, 2012

5 Generations

I think my family is pretty special. One reason in particular is that my girls have a Great-Great Grandma. We enjoyed having all 5 generations together over Thanksgiving. Thankful that we have these memories to look back on. And thankful for all of these beautiful ladies!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

From My Kitchen to Yours

I really enjoy cooking. I love making something delicious that brings our family together around the table. I am always searching for new, healthy and yummy recipes! Since I am, I figure you are too. Right? =) So here's a favorite from my kitchen to yours.....

I love making this meal. It's comfort food that warms you heart and soul---and it's totally delicious. 

Thanksgiving-Style Turkey Meatloaf 
with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Acorn Squash

2 Tbls. unsalted butter
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
3/4 cup bread crumbs (or stuffing)
1/2 cup Romano cheese (or whatever cheese you have handy)
2 eggs
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/4 cup milk

Saute veggies and apple in butter until onion is translucent. Let cool. Mix all ingredients except the turkey in a large bowl. Add turkey last-- don't over mix! Place in a greased 9 inch loaf pan. Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes. 

Serve with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce. 

Cranberry Sauce

8 oz. fresh cranberries
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup cold water

Bring all ingredients to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes, until cranberries start to pop.

Acorn Squash (serves 2)

1 acorn squash, cut in half to make 2 small bowls. Remove seeds.
2 Tbls. unsalted butter
2 Tbls. brown sugar

Place cut squash halves face down in 1/2 inch of water in a 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 for about 30-45 min. 
Make rings out of aluminum foil. After baking, place squash face up on the rings.
Place 1 tbl. butter and 1 tbl. brown sugar in each half. 
Bake another 15 min. Enjoy! It's like dessert! =)