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PHOTO – DRUMSTICK CROWN ROAST – SPRING DRUMSTICK CROWN ROAST ADDS WHIMSY TO EASTER FEAST

The symbols of Easter are happy ones, full of the joy of the day$spring flowers and spring greens, new clothes, cuddly animals and their chocolate look-alikes, jelly beans, fancy breads and cakes, colored eggs and Easter egg hunts. Catching the spirit of the day, Perdue Farms’ home economists developed a playful main course to “crown” the Easter meal. It is a roast of drumsticks fashioned into an edible crown by baking them upright around a coffee can. When baking is complete, a corn bread stuffing that you make replaces the can. The technique is not difficult and the can actually helps brown the outside of the chicken.

Pilaf-Stuffed Crown Roast With Herb Gravy could be the centerpiece to a Greek feast, including a classic Greek soup, artichoke casserole, and salad with feta cheese. Traditional touches such as a garnish of red-dyed hard-cooked eggs and luscious rich baklava from the bakery will add authenticity to the celebration. For an American-style meal, serve Cornbread-Stuffed Crown Roast of Drumsticks with Madeira Sauce. Either way, Happy Easter!

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December 27, 2008 Posted by | Chicken Recipes | Leave a comment

Holiday Lemon-Basil Turkey with Roasted Vegetables

Lemon-Basil Turkey with Roasted Vegetables

Vegetable cooking spray
2 medium lemons
8-lb. turkey breast
1 tbsp. butter OR margarine, melted
24 baby Yukon gold potatoes
1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes (about 3 cups)
8 medium beets, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes (3 3/4 cups)
12 small white onions, peeled OR 1 cup frozen small whole onions
1 tbsp. dried basil leaves, crushed
1 cup Swanson® Chicken Broth (regular, Natural Goodness™ or Certified
Organic)

SPRAY 17″ x 11″ roasting pan with vegetable cooking spray.
CUT 1 lemon into thin slices.  Squeeze 2 tbsp. juice from remaining
lemon.  Loosen skin on turkey breast and place lemon slices under skin.
Brush turkey with butter.  Place turkey and vegetables in prepared pan.
Sprinkle with basil.  Mix broth and lemon juice.  Pour half of broth
mixture over all.   ROAST at 375°F. for 1 hr.   STIR vegetables.  Add remaining broth mixture to pan.  Roast 30 min. or  until done.  Serves 8.

December 25, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Events, Family, Food, Holidays, Lunch, Meals, Recipe, Recipes, Turkey, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Famous Turkey Breast & Rice Recipe

Turkey Breast Braised with Garlic and Rice

1 Cup long-grain rice
1 Can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1/2 Cup white wine
2 Teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 Teaspoon each dried rosemary, thyme and sage
1 Bay leaf
1 BONE-IN TURKEY BREAST (5-6 pounds)
Paprika
3 Cloves garlic

Preheat oven to 350.

In 5-quart Dutch oven combine rice, broth, wine, parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage
and bay leaf. Place turkey over rice mixture and sprinkle turkey generously with
paprika.
Cut off root ends of garlic cloves. Place whole garlic bulbs, cut-end-up, in rice
around turkey breast.
Cover top of Dutch oven with foil and lid.

Bake at 350 degrees F. 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest
part of breast registers 170-175 degrees F.
Allow to stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
To serve, carve turkey into slices and place on platter.
Spoon rice mixture into serving bowl.
Squeeze garlic from skins onto turkey and rice.

1 Cup long-grain rice
1 Can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1/2 Cup white wine
2 Teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 Teaspoon each dried rosemary, thyme and sage
1 Bay leaf
1 BONE-IN TURKEY BREAST (5-6 pounds)
Paprika
3 Cloves garlic

Preheat oven to 350.

In 5-quart Dutch oven combine rice, broth, wine, parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage and bay leaf. Place turkey over rice mixture and sprinkle turkey generously with paprika.  Cut off root ends of garlic cloves. Place whole garlic bulbs, cut-end-up, in rice around turkey breast.   Cover top of Dutch oven with foil and lid.

Bake at 350 degrees F. 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of breast registers 170-175 degrees F.
Allow to stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.  To serve, carve turkey into slices and place on platter.   Spoon rice mixture into serving bowl.
Squeeze garlic from skins onto turkey and rice.

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Food, Holidays, Meals, Recipe, Recipes, Rice, Rice Recipes, Turkey Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Turkey and Onion Salad Famous Recipe

Turkey and Onion Salad

6 cups white or yellow onions, cut into narrow wedges
6 cups slivered sweet red bell peppers
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups cooked turkey, shredded
1/4 to 1/2 cup tequila*
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tsp. ground cumin
1-1/2 tsp. hot pepper flakes
1/4 cup lime juice
Lettuce
Sour cream, optional

Sauté onions and peppers in oil until tender. Add turkey, tequila, lime peel, garlic, cumin and crushed pepper; heat thoroughly.

Add lime juice and mix. Cover and refrigerate. Arrange 1-1/2 cups salad on lettuce lined individual salad plates. Serve with sour cream.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

*Three tablespoons frozen grapefruit juice concentrate may be substituted

Nutrition Information:
Per serving = about 407 cal, 44 g protein, 22 g carbs, 13 g fat,
30% calories from fat, 137 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 5 g fiber.

December 23, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Salads | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Tortellini Soup Recipe

Tortellini Soup

1 tsp butter
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cans (14 oz. each) vegetable broth
1 pkg (9 oz.) tortellini
1 can (14 oz.) stewed tomatoes, chopped up
1/2 bunch fresh spinach, cleaned, stemmed, and torn
6-8 fresh mushrooms, sliced
6 fresh basil leaves or 1 Tbsp. dried basil
1/4 cup shredded parmesan

Saute garlic in butter.  Add broth and bring to boil.  Add tortellini
and simmer for about 5 minutes.  Add tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and
basil.  Simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Stir in parmesan and serve.

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Cooking and Food, Food, Holidays, Meals, Pasta Recipes, Soup, Soup Recipes, Soups | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mexican Casserole

Mexican Casserole

1 lb hamburger, cook and drain
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup ro-tel tomatoes or chile-seasoned tomatoes
1 small can of enchilada sauce
1 cup cream of chicken soup
1 cup cream of celery soup
1 cup mexican blend cheese, shredded
10 corn tortillas, broken up

Mix all ingredients except the cheese and tortillas.  Layer hamburger
mixture with cheese and tortillas ending with cheese on top.  Bake
at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

December 21, 2008 Posted by | Baking, Beef, Beef Recipes, Casserole Recipes, Dinner, Food, Meals, Mexican Recipes, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Mushroom Onion Soup Recipe

Mushroom Onion Soup

2 C. (8 ounces) fresh mushrooms
3 T. margarine
2 medium onions, chopped
2 T. all-purpose flour
5 C. low-sodium chicken broth
Dash pepper
1/3 C. uncooked long grain rice
1 bay leaf
2 T. chopped fresh parsley

Trim mushroom stems level with the caps; finely chop stems and thinly
slice caps. In a large saucepan, melt margarine; add mushrooms and
onions. Cook and stir over low heat for 5 minutes. Blend in flour;
add broth and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils.
Reduce heat. Add rice and bay leaf; cover and simmer for 15-20
minutes or until the rice is tender. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with
parsley.  Serves 4

December 20, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes, Soup, Soup Recipes, Soups, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Beef and Broccoli Pita Folds Recipe

Beef and Broccoli Pita Folds

Thanks to a frozen stir-fry meal starter,meat, veggie and rice are folded into a portable sandwich.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup uncooked instant white rice

1/2 cup water

1 (1 lb. 5-oz.) pkg. Green Giant Create A Meal Frozen Broccoli Stir Fry Meal Starter
1/2 lb. boneless lean beef sirloin steak

1 oz. (1/4 cup) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

4 soft white pita fold breads

*Prep Time: 20 Minutes Preparation Directions:

1. Cook rice in water as directed on package, omitting margarine and salt.

2. Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare frozen broccoli stir fry meal starter as directed on package using steak but omitting oil.

3.  Remove skillet from heat.  Add cooked rice and cheese;
mix well.  Cover; let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is slightly
melted.

4.  To serve, spoon beef-vegetable mixture into pita fold breads.
4 sandwiches

December 19, 2008 Posted by | Beef, Beef Recipes, Christmas, Cooking, Food, Meals, Recipe, Recipes, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Zucchini

Prep Time: 30 min ; Start to Finish: 50 min
*Makes:* 4 servings

Enjoy this veggie-packed recipe when a bumper-crop of zucchini comes your way!

1tablespoon oil

1/2cup chopped onion

1/4cup roasted red bell peppers
(from 7.25-oz. jar), drained, chopped

2(10-oz.) pkg. Green Giant(r) Frozen
Broccoli in Cheese Flavored Sauce, thawed

1(4.5-oz.) jar Green Giant(r) Sliced
Mushrooms, drained

2(9-inch) zucchini* 1/2cup Progresso(r) Plain Bread Crumbs
2tablespoons butter, melted

1.  Heat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat
until hot.  Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender.  Add roasted
peppers, broccoli in sauce, and mushrooms; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until
broccoli is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

2.  Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise.  Scoop out center, leaving 1/4-inch shell.  Spoon broccoli mixture into each zucchini half.  Place in ungreased 12×8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish.

3.  In small bowl, combine bread crumbs and butter; mix well. Sprinkle over stuffed zucchini.  Cover with foil.

4.  Bake at 350°F. for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 8 to 12 minutes or until topping is golden brown and vegetables are tender.

December 18, 2008 Posted by | Cheese Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Recipes – Salmon Patties

Just mix salmon in a bowl with 1 or 2 eggs, depending on how much salmon you have.

Either canned or fresh.  Chopped onion, chopped garlic, cracker crumbs, seasonings depend on what you like.  I put paprika, parsley, dill weed, lemon pepper, cayenne pepper, salt.  Lemon zest is good and maybe a couple tbs of lemon juice.  Form it into patties and then fry it in hot oil until it’s brown on both sides.

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Dinner, Fish, Fish Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment