Some of us have packed Turkey Day leftovers into our freezers or they are gone by now. But Christmas dinners will soon go onto tables all over the place and that will yield another round of leftovers. Faithful members have commented and just in case you missed those-remember, we lost a bunch of ideas which are still floating around in cyberspace!-some freshly crafted ideas appear here today.
First on the agenda is the PB & J matter. We got a message from Carol and wanted to address that:
“Connie, if I were making this a sweet and not a savory snack item, I’d not put in the spices and onion you reference. Instead, I’d experiment with honey, cinnamon before using it with peanut butter and jam. Just my thoughts. : )”
Mother Connie here: Carol, you are most likely correct in your assessment of using sweet and savory…I had already prepared the hummus with garlic and onion and it was just sitting in the fridge. I taste tested it-that IS my sacred obligation, right? grin-and I LOVED IT. So my advice is to do whatever works for you, your taste buds and your family’s preferences.
One of the first of the faithful to comment on this blog was Sandra. We noticed Sandra was conspicuously absent so when her comments rolled in, the Club House was filled with cheering and clapping and high fives! Here’s what she had to say:
“Hey, Mother Connie! Sorry I haven’t been here in so long! I have been very busy!
Anyway, yum – hummus is such a great thing! It’s great on a sandwich with some lettuce and tomato. Or you could put it in a sub with all the fixin’s – like Subway only better-and cheaper! You could put it in a pita pocket with some sliced zucchini and red bell peppers that have been roasted. Or how about on a veggie pizza instead of that preservative laden ranch dip? Just spread pizza crust with hummus and diced veggies and cheese – very yummy! Or roll it up in a tortilla with some veggies. Or eat it with homemade pita chips or tortilla strips. Yummy!
Is anybody ready to run to the kitchen now? OBOY, talk about delish!
Sandra offered this, as well:
“Oh Mother Connie! How we love holiday leftovers at this house. The possibilities are endless.
I like to take leftover turkey and make turkey salad out of it. You can add just mayo, celery, and a bit of onion. But if you want something different why not have it with mayo, raisins or craisins, and diced apples? Or with mayo, celery, onion, and curry powder.
We like to make turkey tacos, turkey noodle casserole, turkey noodle soup, and just plain old turkey sandwiches.
Another fun thing you can do is take shredded turkey, a little bit of chopped bacon, and some cheese and make a taco out of it. Add some ranch dressing – very good!
Those are all the ideas for which I have time right now.
Many thanks to Sandra and to Carol. It’s that time of year when folks are dreaming of a white Christmas but Mother Connie has visions of The Food Stamps Cooking Club members, having a meet-up in some centrally located high school someplace, where we all cook together, eat together, and TALK. I can truthfully ask this question, hoping you all agree:
“Orange you glad we all have one another?“ I am grateful for each of you from the bottom of my heart.
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The Christmas season is grabbing us all by the neck and we find ourselves in the kitchen, shopping and wrapping and crafting as fast as we can. We have cards to send and receive…it is a VERY busy, happy time of year. Don’t be concerned if you do not see fresh posts from Mother Connie. She has a lot on her plate, too.
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Enjoy your holidays, kids! Make lots of popcorn and delicious memories to cherish for the rest of your days!
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