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Old 01-11-2009, 02:44 PM   #21
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I am having southwest/mexican taco salads made with the leftover turkey I roasted yesterday. I made a 14 lb bird and after 4 people got done eating, I still have at least half of this turkey left. So tonight, I'll cube up some turkey, saute it in taco seasoning and make a nice southwest salad. I'm not ruling out margaritas either.

Going to watch the Golden Globes later and festive drinks are in order for watching E! Live from the Red Carpet.
couple days ago, i made this with leftover turkey from thanksgiving. i had frozen it. one or two cups chopped turkey, one and a half jars of turkey gravey, a full package of steamed veg(carrots, two kinds of corn and aspargus. mix it all together in casserole dish. make mashed potatoes, i used instant with herbs. spread potatoes on the top and dot with butter. bake 20 min at 350 or until hot and potatoes are lightly browned. oh, and i added a little poultry seasoning to turkey and stuff.

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Old 01-11-2009, 02:48 PM   #22
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The DH is taking me out to our favorite AMAZING italian restaraunt in town for my 24th BDAY!

I plan on filling myself up on "Orecchiette con rapine e luganega"- pasta with broccoli and pork sausage and the BEST tiramisu I have ever had! It's gonna be a great night ;)

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Old 01-11-2009, 02:50 PM   #23
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not sure about dinner, have left over steak, maybe a stir fry and chinese noodles. or thaw out chicken thighs and bake with southwest salsa on top and a sprinkle of cheese. have asparagus and acorn squash that really should be cooked.

the best laid plans don't always happen. had a bowl of french onion soup, lots of provalone cheese in it, and toast. yummy and warmed my tummy. cookies later if i want, not really crazy about the butterscotch chips.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:37 PM   #24
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I'm doing something I've never tried before. I can't even remember where to give credit for the idea, either someone on this website, or recipegoldmine.com. And, of course, I've added my own little twist to it as well.

Basically, I thawed out 5 leg-and-thigh quarters. I pulled off the skin, and cut through the joint. I browned them in oil, then placed the parcooked chicken in a preheated crockpot. I added some diced onions, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander seed, and dried oregano to the pan. This was sauteed for a few minutes, then I added a small can of chopped mild green chiles, and a large can of cream of mushroom soup (cream of chicken would be better, but I don't have any). I thinned it down with some milk (would have used chicken stock, but the little bit I have left is for the side dish). Once the mixture was hot and started to smooth out, I poured it over the chicken in the crockpot. I then crumbled some corn tortilla chips and sprinkled those over the mixture. It's currently cooking as I type.

I'm also planning on making my Mexican Rice as a side. Maybe some sopapillas for dessert :)
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:42 PM   #25
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spaghetti and meat sauce....mmmmm!
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:44 PM   #26
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O.K., I think we'll have some home made noodles with that beef...

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Old 01-11-2009, 03:46 PM   #27
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I took some lasagna out of the freezer for DH when he gets up... not enough for everyone so I'll make the kids some spaghetti.
I'll probably have a 'lil of both.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:46 PM   #28
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Crab rangoon (hopefully! lol) and white rice and ..... ?
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:50 PM   #29
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Katie - I love those cinnamon rolls you made. I made some last Sunday for brunch guests. They are SO good. CJ - your dinner sounds wonderful! Ours is going to be pretty good, but yours might be even better...and Allen? That sounds inspired. Let us know how it turns out. We are having friends over to celebrate a bunch of January birthdays - 10 for dinner, so I made two lasagnas: one classic and one with crab, shrimp and scallops. Homemade Italian bread, green salad, chocolate almond mousse cake. If everything turns out yummy, I'll post some recipes and pix later. Hope everyone enjoys their day!
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:55 PM   #30
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Tonight I am going to make the chicken parmesian and pasta that was on the menu for last night, garlic sticks, and a green salad with fresh mozzarella and black olives.

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