The Monday Menu: November 30, 2009

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I did it. I cut his hair. The little curls on his neck? Gone. And you know what? I like it. It’s really cute. He looks like a little boy. My little boy. Sure, he’s my baby and always will be, but I’m determined to free him from what I call the youngest child syndrome, […]

Turkey Broth from Bones: Using Every Last Bit

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Let’s talk turkey. Turkey carcass, that is. No, don’t throw it away. Let’s use it. While I used to snicker when my aunt’s would decide who would bring home this year’s turkey bones or the ham bone at the holidays, I now understand. I get it. I have been enlightened. The power of making your […]

Turkey Broth from the Carcass

1 turkey carcass 1 onion 2 cloves garlic 1 stalk of celery large bunch parsley fresh sage leaves 2 bay leaves (if you’ve got one) Place carcass, skin and giblets (if you kept them) in a large stockpot with other ingredients. Cover with water. Over a medium heat, bring just to a boil. Turn burner […]

Leftovers Redone: My Favorite Turkey Sandwich

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We all know the feeling of the post-Thanksgiving hunger. You finally get hungry after the mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, dressing and turkey has had time to digest, and when you look in the fridge? Thanksgiving leftovers. Not what you were hoping for. Sure, a sandwich is always an option, but the thought of limp […]

My Favorite Turkey Sandwich

2 slices wheat bread 1 1/2 tablespoons mayo 2 slices provolone cheese 1/2 avocado 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 thin slices of tomato 5 cucumber slices 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts 1/4 pound turkey, leftover or deli style Mash avocado with lime juice and salt. Spread mayo on both slices of bread. Spread […]

Whole Chicken Stew: The Perfect Winter Meal

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Daylight savings, nearly a month ago now (where did the time go?), marked the end of late evenings, cooking dinner by the light of the kitchen window. The sun is gone by 5:00 p.m., forcing me to turn on glaring overhead lights earlier, sometimes before I’ve even stood up from my computer and finished work […]

Whole Chicken Stew

1 whole fryer chicken (on the larger side, about 4.5 pounds) 1 large onion, quartered 1 pound baby carrots 1 small bunch parsley, stems removed 8-10 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves only 1 1/2 pounds baby red or Yukon gold potatoes, diced 1 stalk of celery, diced 2 cups mini portabella mushrooms, sliced 4 garlic […]