musings, mutterings, and creative muddle. . .

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Corn & Beans - with a Twist

After all of the holiday feasts of decadent meats, and stuffings, and starches, and desserts, and snacks, and dips, and. . . and . . . and. . . I was ready for something fresh and different. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Squashed for Supper? Stuff it!

That's right - stuff it!  It's cold and miserable outside.  Stuff it!  Don't want to be a slave to the stove?  Stuff it!  Still hanging on to that New Year's Resolution?  Stuff it!  Got acorn squash?  Stuff it!

Honestly, this wild rice stuffing is quite tasty without the acorn squash bowl, I like how it looks when it's all put together and the flavors really do complement each other.

The tang of the cranberries and wee-mild spice of the onions and celery combined with the various spices are a real treat for the tastebuds without being overwhelming.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Let's Eat Up That Turkey!

Leftover turkey?  No problem!

We were trying to figure out a good (and tasty) way to use up the last of our holiday turkey. 

I suggested (without much hope) Tetrazzini like a restaurant I remembered from my childhood making.  I honestly expected turned up noses and grimaces - but instead my idea was received with great enthusiasm.

While this recipe wasn't quite like the dish from my memory. . . it was good enough that we'll keep it in the recipe box to be revisited.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eggnog without the Glass. . .


I know you've got that last bit of eggnog in the refrigerator and though you love the taste, you just don't know if you can drink one. . . more. . . glass. . . .

Well -  for goodness sake, don't throw it away!  I've got a recipe that will use up that eggnog and be a tasty morsel beside.