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    An excellent way to use up all of that turkey!

    TURKETTI

    3/4 box (3/4 lb) whole wheat spaghetti, broken into quarters
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1 can broth
    1/2 c chopped onion
    1/2 c frozen peas
    1/4 c diced green pepper
    1/4 c chopped mushrooms
    2 c cubed cooked turkey
    2 c grated old cheddar

    Cook spaghetti until just tender and drain. Mix with the remaining ingredients except for 1/2 c of the grated cheese. Pour it all into a lightly greased 9x12 baking dish and sprinkle with the reserved cheese. Cover and bake at 350 for 45 minutes and then uncovered for 15 minutes.


    This is a very forgiving recipe, not by any means gourmet, but it's a favourite comfort food for hubby and I. I just made it with some leftover turkey from yesterday and my house smells great!
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    Oh and you can omit/substitute vegetables...this is the only way I eat peas
    And you could use chicken for Chicketti.....I don't do that as I can think of a million other things to make with cooked chicken.
    Lynn, newly employed mom to Evelyn (13), Sophie (10), and Georgia (6)

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    Chicken Curry (makes 12-18 servings, freezes well)
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    Easy Cheesy Lasagna

    Brown about 1 - 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef.
    Add chopped mushrooms and onions.
    Add one 700ml jar of pasta sauce with about a 1/3 cup of water. Simmer.
    Add a handful or two of shredded mozzarella cheese.

    Using oven-ready lasagna noodles, layer in a 13 x 9 pan starting with a little of the sauce. End with some sauce and then a handful or two of the shredded mozzarella cheese.

    Bake at 400 degrees for 30 mins.

    Quick, easy, and oh so yummy!
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    Easy Taco Salad

    Brown 1 - 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef.
    Add taco seasoning as per packet instructions.
    Set aside to cool.

    In a large bowl...
    Dice one small onion and one tomato.
    Tear about a handful of iceburg lettuce.
    Crush up about half a bag (reg, not personal size bag) of tortilla chips.
    Add several handfuls of shredded medium cheddar cheese.
    Add about 1/2 to 1 cup of Golden Italian salad dressing.
    Add cooled ground beef and mix well.

    Eat either with, or without sour cream.
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    Cowboy Steak 'N Veggie

    Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time 10min
    Categories : Beef Soups & Stews

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 lb sirloin steak -- 1 inch thick
    1 tsp dried basil
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    2 cloves garlic -- crushed
    1 tbsp oil
    2 cans ready to serve beef broth -- (14 1/2 oz each)
    16 oz Thick & Chunky Salsa -- or Picante
    1 lb Mixed veggies -- (frozen)
    1 can beans-- drained, rinsed
    1 c fresh spinach -- torn (i use frozen cubes!)
    1/2 cup split peas
    Cut beef into 1/4 inch thick strips; cut each strip into 1 inch
    pieces. In medium bowl, combine beef, basil, salt, pepper, garlic and
    oil; toss to coat.
    Heat Dutch oven or large saucepan over meduim-high heat until hot.
    Add beef mixture; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until browned. Stir in
    broth, salsa and vegetables. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
    Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes.
    Stir in beans. Cook 4-5 minutes, or until thoroughly heated. Stir
    in spinach. Garnish each serving of soup with fresh basil, parsley or
    cilantro.x

    I cook mine in a crock pot, so I season and fry the meat and put the rest in the crockpot!
    mmmmmm

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    mix cubed chicken, salsa and rice together and yummmmm. lol I don't stick to recipes I just do what looks good. Saw this on Rachel Ray a long time ago for familys on a budget(so glad she thought of people like me) and my family loves it!
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    Default Thai Shrimp and Noodles!

    Just made this... DIVINE!!

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Thai-Sh...-2/Detail.aspx

    Thai Shrimp and Noodles

    PREP TIME 5 Min
    COOK TIME 25 Min
    READY IN 30 Min

    1 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
    8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
    1/4 cup chicken broth
    2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
    2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
    1 tablespoon honey
    1 tablespoon soy sauce
    1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1 cup julienned carrots
    1 cup chopped green onions
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon sesame oil

    DIRECTIONS
    In a large resealable plastic bag, combine shrimp and salad dressing. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

    Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.

    In a small bowl, combine the broth, cilantro, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, ginger and pepper flakes; set aside.

    In a large skillet, saute carrots and onions in vegetable and sesame oils for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender.

    Drain shrimp and discard marinade. Add shrimp to vegetables; cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

    Drain pasta and place in a large bowl. Add shrimp mixture and peanut butter mixture; toss to coat.

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    Rice Taco Skillet

    1 1/2 cups rice (instant)
    1lb hamburger (cooked)
    1/2-3/4 cup salsa
    1 1/2 cups water
    3/4 cup shredded cheese
    1 cup diced tomatoes or other veggies (optional)

    Put everything except cheese in a skillet on medium heat and stir. Cook until rice is tender. Sprinkle cheese over top and heat another minute or two until the cheese is melted.

    If you use regular rice, just adjust water accordingly.
    I have cooked hamburger in my freezer for quick meals so this is ready in less then ten minutes.

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    Default Summer Shrimp Rolls

    Just tried this Rachel Ray recipe tonight, and it was great...super easy and fast!

    serves 4
    prep 15 min
    cook 3 min

    1 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oild
    1 pound large shrimp-peeled, deveined and chopped
    3/4 c fresh corn kernels
    1/4 c mayo
    1/4 c pesto
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1/2 red bell pepper cut into 1/2 inch cubes
    3 scallions
    salt and pepper
    hot dog buns

    1. in a med skillet, heat olive over over med-high heat
    add the shrimp, cook stirring, untill opaque about 3 min
    remove from heat, stir in the corn and let cool

    2. in a med bowl, stir together the mayo, pesto, lemon juice.

    Add the corn-shrimp mixture, bell pepper and scallions; toss
    Season with salt and pepper

    3. serve in a hotdog bun

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    Crepes (French Recipe)

    2 cups flour
    2 cups milk
    4 eggs
    Whisk together then:
    Add 1/2 cup melted butter and whisk until blended.

    Pour approx. 1/4 cup onto large hot (med/high heat) frying pan (must be non stick or spray with Pam, if you add too much oil to the pan it will change the consistancy and they don't work well). Lift pan and rotate to spread mix around thinly on the the whole pan surface.
    Use spatula to lift the edges and then flip after approx one minute. Remove from pan about 30 sec. later and repeat until mix is done.

    While cooking the crepes fry up some bacon and onions and grate some cheese. Or chicken and salsa or any other topping!
    Place toppings on crepe and roll up. Enjoy.

    For dessert:
    Top with strawberries, blueberries, homemade jam, nutella, maple syrup, or other yummy stuff. Roll it up, sprinkle with icing sugar and eat.

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    Default Cheap and Easy Tuna & KD Casserole (Oldie but goodie!)

    2 boxes Kraft Dinner prepared as it says on the box. (It doesn't take long in the oven so if you like soft noodles, make them soft when you boil it )
    1 can of drained corn or however much frozen corn you want already cooked.
    2 cans of drained tuna mixed up well in a bowl
    1 cup shredded cheddar or more or less
    1 can mushroom soup
    About a ziplock bag of crushed cornflakes
    chili powder
    black pepper
    few dabs butter

    Make the KD, mix in some black pepper, dump it in a 9 x 13 casserole dish, mix in the tuna, can of soup, and corn well. Sprinkle on the cheese, cover it all with the cornflakes. Sprinkle on some chili powder, then put some tiny dabs of butter over all over the top. Bake at 400 until the top is golden brown!

    This was yummy and the kids are shoveling it in as we speak and the oldest wants more! You can change the vegetable, and seasonings and it will still be good. Our kids like corn! It made a huge amount, enough for 2 adults and kids, plus another lunch for 4 tomorrow, and some for DH to take to work at least once! It's not all runny and cuts like lasagne

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    Default Homemade Pizza's with the Kids

    Family Pizza Night on A Budget: Homemade vs. Takeout
    Get whole wheat or white pita's or englishmuffins from the grocery store and spread your favorite pasta sauce mixed with tomatoe paste on the pita's put a couple on each kid's plate. (Tip if your trying to get more veggies into them, try dicing up spinach and then mixing in with the sauce before spreading - they'll think it's just herbs but you'll know different!). My DH and I also add hickory bbq sauce, goat cheese, onions, and garlic to ours to make them extra yummy - just like Panego pizza....mmmm

    Pre-cut all the fixings and put into bowls (i.e. one bowl for cheese, one for pepperoni slices or alt. meat, one for mushrooms etc etc - whatever the kiddies like). Once they are all lined up on the counter call in the kids and get them to put their favorite toppings on their own pizza's. Take from them and bake.

    Seems simple, but I remember doing this with my parents and loving that I got to make my own (exactly the way I liked it) without the yucky toppings . Making you're own pizza's is a little more work, but cheaper and healthier than takeout.
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    Default On the Q

    So, hubby and I picked up a bunch of meat from Costco last week (well not a bunch, but it was two roasts, one beef one pork, and then cut them up into steaks). Anyways, I had no idea what to do with this stuff, so on the BBQ it goes. So, I stole this recipe from my brother, and I hope you ladies can use it too. It works for any kind of meat and veggies too.

    Season your meat (I use a rub that we bought in NOTL. It's considered a "shellfish" rub, but it works for any kind of meat. It has dill, rosemary, sea salt, cayanne flakes, pepper, lemon, garlic and some other stuff I can't remember right now)

    Marinade you meat in vinigrette (I like italian personally, but I tried the raspberry with chicken breasts last night and it was delish). Just make sure you're not using a cream salad dressing for the meat.

    Make sure they soak for a min of 4 hours.

    Heat up the grill and make sure it's cleaned up. Once it's hot, on the meat goes.
    Make sure you cook your pork or chicken or fish thoroughly. Steak is subjective. I have found for our grill that it's easier to actually time the meat then just guess. I close the lid once I dial the heat down for better cooking. My brother uses a meat thermometer, I have yet to invest in one. Once you have flipped your meat once (steak, generally you only ever flip once) get the BBQ sauce out. Whatever your preference but I like diana sauce. It seems to stick better to the meat. Once you coat the meat with sauce, let it settle for a bit, then off the grill to rest. I have found that if we cut into the meat too soon, all the juice runs out and we're left with shoe leather.

    Now that your meat's done, let me tell you what we do with our veggies.
    Using tin foil (aluminum wrap, whatever you want to call it) make sure you cut out sheets long enough to wrap up your veggies collectively. pop your veggies in the center of the wrap, put in your seasonings (very little salt, if any is necessary) then make sure you use either salad dressing, butter or, my preference, garlic butter. wrap up the veggies with both sheet and pop on the top rack while cooking the meat. Depending on the hardness of the veggies, you may have to put the veggies on the BBQ before the meat gets there.

    Now for Potatoes.
    Basically, it's the same process as the veggies, but make sure you cut them up so they look like thick potato chips. They cook better if you coat them with your salad dressing, olive oil or butter, whatever you have.

    Sorry if this is a repeat for some, and I'll apologize if I've insulted true chefs out there. I just hope this is helpful to someone. BBQ season isn't going to last too much longer.
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    I have a wonderful pizza dough recipe that I LOVE!!!!
    I have also made it using only whole wheat flour... turns out great every time. We never buy pizza anymore.

    makes 2 regular-crust pizzas or 4 thin-crust or individual pizzas:

    2 envelopes active dry yeast (I used just over a tablespoon of bulk yeast)
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. sugar
    2 cups warm water
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    olive oil (I just drizzle in enough to make the dough easier to work with, probably a tablespoon or so)

    Combine the yeast, salt, sugar, and warm water in a bowl. Cover and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes, or until foamy. Place flour in a bowl. Make a well in the center, add the yeast mixture and olive oil, and mix well.

    Preheat oven to 400.

    Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. For 2 thick-crust pizzas, divide in half, then roll each portion out to a 14-inch round. For 4 thin-crust pizzas, divide in 4, then roll each portion out.

    Sprinkle a pizza pan with cornmeal. Place the dough onto the pan. Top and cook according to recipe. Cook until done.
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