Monday, November 22, 2010

New Recipes in the Garden

Yuppers, I've been experimenting again. I'm having a blast and tonight's dinner was pretty dang tasty if I do say so myself. Now this was done with no pre-thought no pre-meditation, nada. Just pulled out the ground turkey I thawed and started looking through the fridge, cupboards whatever.

The first recipe--yes I have two!--is for:
Ground Turkey Loaf 4 servings about 5-6 oz.
1 1/2 lb. Lean Ground Turkey
1/4 cup onion chopped
1/4 cup green bell pepper
1/4 cup celery chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper
1 egg
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. each Basil, Thyme, Marjoram
1/2 tsp. Red Pepper

Heat oven to 375 degrees
Add everything into a mixing bowl. Knead until thoroughly mixed and then shape into a loaf and place in a 3"x8" (spray no-stick oil) Place in oven for approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes, depending on your oven.
4 servings per loaf:
Calories: 255, 12g Fat, 3g Saturated Fat, 151mg Cholesterol, 184mg Sodium, 3g Carbohydrates, 1g Dietary Fiber, 2g Sugar, 35 protein

Low Fat Au Gratin Potatoes 1 cup serving
3 Medium white Potatoes sliced (about 1/8 inch thick) skin on
1- 10 3/4 oz. can Campbell's 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom soup
1 Tbsp chopped Garlic
1 oz. Grated Asiago cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
Mix Soup, garlic and spice, then add a bit on the bottom of the pan (use non-stick spray first), add potato slices, then more mixture until everything is in the pan. Stir. Grate cheese over the top. Place in oven.
Bake at 375 for approx 1 hour.
207 Calories, 5g Fat, 2g Saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 613mg Sodium, 34g Carbohydrate, 3g Dietary Fiber, 2g Sugar, 7g Protein

To complete the meal I added french cut string beans which are 20 calories per 1/2 cup. You have a dinner for 482 calories, not too bad. My husband said it needed a bit more salt. I'm not into salt so obviously I thought it was fine. If you try it you may want to add a bit more. Enjoy!

While I was busy cooking up a storm Saturday night, a major storm was passing over our house.  And here is what we woke up to on Sunday morning:


I thought this was supposed to be what Christmas looked like not Thanksgiving week! I think White Chili is my next experiment. I know there's a lot out there but I'm going to create. I'm just not sure when.

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Glad you and not me work to the snow. I'm dreading when it starts here

Mary Martinez said...

They are forecasting a doezer for tomorrow night and early Wednesday morning. My friend at NOAA said it's the 'likes that Utah hasn't seen in a long time'. I'm so glad I do not have to drive to work in it!

Taryn Kincaid said...

I think I would have to smother ground turkey in lots and lots of gravy. Which would sort of defeat the whole purpose, I think!

Mary Martinez said...

Taryn, you would think that, but with the right spices it's delicious. I am having so much fun with the cooking, I forget to write. Wait, no I don't I have to much other family business going on to write so I cook to relieve the stress. And I have to cook lean so it all doesn't go to my Butt!