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Here is a collection of holiday favorites that are on the must make list every single year in our household. Some go back generations.

Turkey Chow Mein Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 oz /170 gram package steam fried noodles boiled according to package instructions
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 cup celery sliced
  • 2 cups sliced cabbage (use bagged coleslaw mix to save a bit of time)
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned
  • 2 medium carrots julienned
  • 1 cup snap peas sliced
  • 1 can mushroom soup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 -3 cups leftover julienned turkey or chicken or pork
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

Directions

  1. Boil the water for the noodles while you slice and prepare your vegetables. Once the water is boiling, salt it and cook the noodles and drain and set aside in a colander.
  2. Heat the oil over medium heat and add the onion first. Allow to fry for a minute or two and then add all the vegetables except for the snap peas and green onions.
  3. Stir fry until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the mushroom soup and soy sauce and meat and heat through.
  5. Add the snap peas and noodles and bring to a simmer.
  6. Garnish with green onions and serve.

Serves 4

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The Ultimate Roast Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) salted butter, softened
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) each pulled and chopped fresh savory, sage and thyme leaves, stems reserved
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chicken broth – 35% Less Sodium
  • 1 – 9 lb (4 kg) unstuffed Butter Basted, Young, Grain Fed Turkey, thawed

The Ultimate Roast Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a small bowl, mix together butter, shallots, garlic, herbs and broth, to create a compound butter. Place the turkey in a roasting pan just big enough to hold it.
  2. Carefully separate the skin from the breast meat, using your fingers. Place a spoonful of the compound butter under the skin of each breast. Massage on skin side to distribute evenly. Separate the turkey’s leg skin from the flesh and massage butter into each side. Place herb stems in the turkey’s cavity and pat the surface of the skin dry before putting the turkey in the oven.
  3. Roast for 3 hours, or 20 min. per pound. Using the drippings from the turkey, baste every hour. If the skin starts to get too dark, lightly cover with foil creased in the middle like a tent. To test for doneness, insert a digital thermometer into the thigh without touching the bone. Remove turkey from oven at 175°F (80°C) and let it rest, tented with foil, on a platter while you make the gravy. (Monitor turkey’s internal temperature while resting to ensure that it reaches 180°F/82°C.) Serve and carve tableside.

Tip: For easy carving, remove the entire breast, place it on a carving board and cut the meat across the grain. The sliced turkey looks appealing on the platter and better yet, everyone gets a bite of the flavour-enhanced skin

Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3  Cup All-purp flour or 2T cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Ounces  sqs unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 3 Slightly beaten egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter or margarine
  • 1  ]Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 9 inch baked pastry shell
  • 1 Recipe meringue

Directions

  1. in Saucepan, combine sugar and salt.  Chop up unsweetened chocolate and add with milk; gradually stir into dry mixture.  Cook and stir over medium heat till mixture boils and thickens.  Cook 2 minutes longer.
    Remove from heat.  Stir small amounts hot mixture into yolks; return to hot mixture; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.
  2. Add butter and vanilla; cool to room temperature.(To prevent a crust from forming, put clear plastic wrap or waxed paper directly on top, touching surface of the hot pudding clear to sides of bowl.) Pour into
    baked pastry shell.
  3. Meringue; Beat 3 eggs with 1/4 t cream of tartar and 1/2 t vanilla till soft peaks form.  Gradually add 6 T sugar, beating till stiff peaks form and all sugar is dissolved.  Spread atop pie, sealing to pastry. Bake in
    moderate oven 350 deg.  about 12 to 15 minutes, or till meringue is golden.

Cherry Cheese Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c  Graham Cracker Crumbs; *
  • 1/4 c  Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed
  • 1/3 c  Butter or Margarine; Melted

Filling

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese; Softened, PLUS
  • 3 oz Cream Cheese; Softened
  • 1/2 c  Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla
  • 2 ea Egg Whites; Stiffly Beaten
  • 16 oz Cherries; Pie, In Water
  • 1 x  Red Food Coloring
  • 1/4 c  Sugar
  • 1 tb Cornstarch

*20 Graham crackers, crushed, should give you this amount of crumbs.

Directions

Crust:

  1. Combine the cracker crumbs, the brown sugar and butter in a small bowl, blending well.  Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate.

Filling:

  1. Beat the two packages of cream cheese in a bowl using an electric mixer set on medium speed, until smooth.  Gradually add 1/2 cup of sugar and the vanilla, blending well.  Gently fold the stiffly beaten egg whites into the cream cheese mixture.  Pour into the brown sugar pie crust.  Bake at  325 degrees F. for 25 minutes or until the filling is set.
  2. Cool on a wire rack.  Drain the cherries, reserving 1/2 cup of the juice.  Combine the reserved juice with a few drops of red food coloring, 1/4 cup of sugar, and the cornstarch in a 2 quart saucepan.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils and thickens.  Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  3. Arrange the cherries over the cheese filling, then spoon the glaze over the cherries.  Cover and chill for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator or until the glaze is set.
  4. Serve cold.

Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Sticks butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cups cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans — optional
  • Jar marshmallow creme

Directions

  1. Mix butter,2 eggs and cocoa together. Then,add and mix in vanilla
    extract, 2 eggs,flour and pecans,if desired. Put into a greased 11 x 14″ pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from
    oven. While cake is hot, spread 3/4 jar of marshmallow creme on  top.

Frosting:

  •   1 stick butter
  • 6 tbsp.  milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup medium chopped pecans

Mix and spread over marshmallow topping

Easy Turkey Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chunky-style spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey — (10 ounces)
  • 1 small zucchini — shredded (1 cup)
  • 6  uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4  cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese — (8 ounces)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Mix spaghetti sauce, turkey and zucchini.Spread 1 1/2 cups of this mixture in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 11x7x1/2″. Top with 3 noodles.
  2. Mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and oregano; spread over noodles in dish. Spread with 1 1/2 cups of the turkey mixture. Top with remaining noodles and turkey mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake uncovered about 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting

Makes 8 servings.

Notes: You can replace the ricotta cheese with small curd creamed cottage cheese.

Time Saver: You can cover and refrigerate unbaked lasagna for up to 24 hours, or wrap tightly and freeze for up to 1 month. When ready, bake refrigerated lasagna uncovered as directed in recipe, or bake frozen lasagna, uncovered at 375 F. for about 1 hour.

Gouda Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients

    For the Gouda Smashed Potatoes:

  • 1 ½ pound bag Side Delights® Steamables™ Golden Potatoes, steamed to package directions
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup gouda cheese, shredded

    Garnish:

  • Fresh parsley

Gouda Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Directions

  1. Turn your oven to broil.
  2. Steam the potatoes according to the package directions.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine the olive oil, salt, pepper and the minced garlic.
  5. Once the potatoes are done steaming place them on the baking sheet. Using a potato masher or the back or a spoon gently press the potatoes until flat.
  6. Using a spoon drizzle the olive oil mixture of the potatoes. Broil for 8-10 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy.
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the gouda cheese on the potatoes. Return to the oven for 2 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Notes

You can use any cheese you like for these potatoes-try sharp cheddar or mozzarella.

Turkey-Cheddar Panini Recipe

Perfect for Christmas meal turkey leftovers.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 1 Tbsp. Miracle Whip
  • 40 g thinly sliced roasted turkey
  • 1 medium cheddar cheese slice
  • 3 thin tomato slices
  • 1 thin red onion slice
  • 2 tsp. non-hydrogenated margarine

Directions

  1. Heat panini grill.
  2. Spread 1 bread slice with Miracle Whip; top with turkey, cheese, tomatoes, onion and remaining bread slice.
  3. Spread outside of sandwich with margarine.
  4. Grill 4 min. or until sandwich is golden brown and cheese is melted.