Thursday, November 20, 2008

Why I like Kids and some Thanksgiving recipes!

I got this in an email today and thought it was hilarious!
Making bubbles is so much fun!!

Boy discovers electricity


living in poverty

you wanna bet I can't!

Future politicians reaching across the aisle

Don't blame me, They bought the generic brand.

portable airconditioning

Cheap amusement park experience.

Also with Thanksgiving around the corner The Scattered Mind of a Tattooed Minivan Mom is have a Thanksgiving recipe swap! What a great idea to get new recipes for the holidays! And if you are looking for even more recipes try Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays. I am going to share two. The first one is an apple crumble. I personally dislike fruit pies, I know I am weird, I just don't like the gooey-ness, but I DO like apple crumble, so if you are weird like me try out this recipe. This has been my favorite of all the ones I have tried.

Apple and Cranberry Crumble

Cranberry and Apple Crumble from Cooking Light
Apples, cranberries, and an oat topping are an ideal combination of flavors for the holidays. Vary this dessert by using different nuts and nut oils in the topping.
14 servings
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
2 pounds Gala apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 6 apples)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cooking spray
1/2 cup regular oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup walnut or canola oil
3 tablespoons honey
2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 375°.
To prepare filling, combine 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, cranberry juice, and fresh cranberries in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until cranberries pop, stirring occasionally (about 10 minutes). Set aside.
Combine apples, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal; shake to coat.
Place cranberry mixture in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; top evenly with apple mixture.
To prepare topping, place oats in a food processor, and pulse until coarsely chopped. Place oats in a large bowl. Lightly spoon 3/4 cup all-purpose flour and whole wheat pastry flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flours and next 5 ingredients (through cardamom) to the oats; stir to combine. Combine oil, honey, and egg yolks, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Squeeze handfuls of topping to form large pieces. Crumble over filling. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until topping is golden and bubbly.

This second recipe is what you can do with your turkey left overs. It is amazing! Try it, you won't ever go back to weeks of turkey sandwiches!
White Turkey Chili
White Turkey Chili from Cooking Light

11 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
1 tablespoon stick margarine or butter
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups chopped cooked turkey (about 15 ounces)
2 (19-ounce) cans cannellini beans or other white beans, drained and divided
2 (16-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Melt the margarine in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 4 ingredients (onion through garlic), and sauté 5 minutes. Add turkey, 1 1/2 cups beans, broth, and next 6 ingredients (broth through black pepper), and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
Mash remaining beans. Add mashed beans and milk to the turkey mixture. Simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring frequently. Stir in chopped cilantro.


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Hey, I am so glad you found us, and joined in on Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. Keep coming back. We are having our first ever giveaway on Dec. 16th.

Anonymous said...

Yum!!! I want to try both of these recipes!! And just to let you know, I dont know if its my comp, but the pictures wouldnt show up for the ones above the recipes for teh children thing!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting me. Apple and cranberry crumble - yummy!

Anonymous said...

BTW - I can't see the photos either!

Live.Love.Eat said...

The recipes look awesome, I just can't see the pics either. Thanks for coming by and saying hi!!!!!

Vanessa Rogers said...

Can anyone see the photos? I can see them on two different computers..Anyone have any idea why this is happening or how to fix it?

Annikke said...

I can't see the pictures either....??

The recipes sound yummy though!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness - those pictures are just HILARIOUS!! Really brilliant! Thanks for a good laugh!

Anonymous said...

soooooooooooo funny!!!! Thanks for fixing them for us!:) but seriously that is too funny! I loved the little girls face!!

Nanna said...

wow that looks soooo good, I printed those out to try later for sure LOL I'm just getting in from a 2 day show so I''ve got a lot of catching up to do! Thanks for sharing!

Veggie Mom said...

Love the photos, and the recipes look yummy! Your dishes are posted over at my place today. Please come by when you can!

Diamond said...

I love the picture with the baby in the fridge!
Thanks for visiting :-D.