Showing posts from November, 2006

Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

My long-time go-to wild rice casserole, perfect with after-Thanksgiving leftover turkey. So let’s talk turkey. We perch in separate broods, the crowd which loves Thanksgiving dinner and the gang which holds out for Thanksgiving leftovers. Last year, I might have been the happiest person not cooking a turkey. That’s because I stuffed myself at dinner and then came home with the carcass of a fifteen-pound bird that the next day yielded ten cups of stock and nearly as much meat. So keep your brined and roasted and smoked and deep-fried turkeys fresh-sliced for the holiday table. Just send me home with nothing but bones to feast for weeks, starting with sandwiches and warmed-overs before moving onto hot soup and pot pie and exotic-sounding, if you think about it, plain-fare turkey tetrazzini (like my mom's recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini ) and turkey enchiladas. But most years, the choice is a comfort-food casserole, a one-dish supper that’ll hold over the leftover-lovin

Turnip Puff or Rutabaga Puff

A tasty purée of root vegetables, either purple-topped turnips or, as pictured here, the lovely sunny-fleshed rutabagas. It's a favorite Thanksgiving vegetable casserole from my Canadian family. Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Budget Friendly. Easy to Make-Ahead for Thanksgiving or a Family Meal. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian & Easily Converted to Vegan. Rave Reviews.

White Chicken Chili

What could be better on a cold night than a bowl of homemade White Chicken Chili, especially one made extra-easy with a rotisserie chicken or even leftover Thanksgiving turkey? White Chicken Chili is packed with goodness, pulled chicken breast, poblanos, green chilis, corn and creamy white beans. Fresh & Seasonal. Hearty & Filling. Weight Watchers Friendly. High Protein.