Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving leftover recipe 4; Creamed Collard Greens and Turkey PotPie

You will need ;
1 pack of puff pasty
1 breast of leftover turkey meat
2 cups of leftover collard greens
3 tbs butter
3 tbs flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 pack of cream cheese
1 cup broth


Cube the breast meat

Rinse and drain the collards

Melt butter in a large skillet on medium heat, then add the flour. Cook until flour turns slightly brown.

Stir in collards and cook for 3 minutes then add cream cheese.

Add cream and broth and cook down a little.

Mix in breast meat and remove from heat (I also added 1 cup of frozen corn to the mixture)

I used individual baking dishes. Spray them with no stick spray, fill with filling and top with enough pasty to completely wrap around the top of the dish.

Bake at 375 until puff pastry is brown and crispy.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cabbage Rolls

1 pack ground turkey
2 rolls of turkey breakfast sausage
2 cup uncooked white rice
2 heads of cabbage leaves
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped parsley
4 fresh basil leaves cut
1/4 cup green onion
2 egg, slightly beaten
3 tbs tomato paste
1 can large can of tomato soup
1 can large can of seasoned diced tomato
1 can large can of stewed tomato
3tbs brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Cook the rice according to package directions
2. Bring a large, wide saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add cabbage leaves and cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until softened; drain.
3.     Combine the tomato products and brown sugar in a large saucepan. Mix thoroughly, then remove 1/2 cup. Simmer the remaining.
4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, cooked rice, onion, bell pepper, basil, parsley egg, salt and pepper, along with 1/2 cup of tomato mixture. Mix thoroughly.
5. Divide the meat mixture evenly among the cabbage leaves. Roll and secure them with toothpicks.
6. Add the cabbage rolls to a large baking dish, pour the remaining sauce over the rolls, cover with foil then bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until the meat is completely cooked.

***Optional twist**** Add fresh mozzarella to the center of each cabbage roll for a cheese surprise.