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.


Lindsay said…
Glad you and not me work to the snow. I'm dreading when it starts here
Mary 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 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!

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