With Thanksgiving last week, we have been eating our turkey left overs in several differnt meals. So far we have had creamed turkey, teriyaki turkey bowls, and the other night we tried turkey tacos. They actually turned out very tasty. They are sort of a cross between a fish taco and a chicken taco.
2 Cups Chopped or Shredded Leftover Turkey(I used both wihite and dark meat)
6 Soft Corn Tortillas
1 Small Can Diced Green Chiles
2 Cups Brocolli Shreds(you can also use lettuce shreds)
1/3 Cup Shredded Carrot
1/2 Cup Salsa
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar
1/2 Cup Salsa
1 Sliced Avacado
First, warm your chicken in a skillet with the diced chiles and the salsa. Next heat your tortillas for approximately 15 seconds on each side. Top your tortillas with your turkey mixture, shredded brocolli, shredded carrots, cheese, sour cream, and avacado.
These are delicious and a good way to use some of that leftover turkey!
I love to cook and I often cook with whatever we have in the kitchen pantry. On occasion, I luck out and someone brings me some fresh fruits or vegetables from their own garden to use for myself. Last week we were fortunate enough to get a few boxes of apples from our friend in town who’s apple tree was LOADED with apples this year. She invited the kids over to pick apples and we came home with more apples than we know what to do with! We have lots of fall recipes that we use apples for in our house but one of my kids’ favorites is a simple recipe for applesauce. I love it because this recipe is so easy and my kids love the taste of some fresh warm applesauce. We make large quantities at once, but it is really easy to freeze the leftovers and save for another fall day.
5-10lbs of cored and sliced apples(I like to simplify things as much as possible for myself when I am cooking. So I minimize the work load in this recipe by leaving the peels on)
1 cups of granulated sugar
1 cup of dark brown sugar
2 tsp of cinnamon
2 tsp of lemon or lime juice
2 cups water
First wash your apples, then core and slice them. Then place them in a large stock pot with the water, cinnamon, lemon juice, and the sugar(you can make this applesauce as sweet as you like, add more or less sugar to suit your taste) Cook your apples over medium heat for approx 25 minutes.
After the apples are cooked remove from heat and cool for about 20 minutes. Next, you can put the cooked apples in a blender(you will probably only be able to fit a portion of them into the blender at a time, so it is a good idea to have a separate container ready to pour your blended applesauce into) Cover your blender tightly and blend for 5 to 10 seconds(depending on how smooth you want it). This will turn the apples, peels included, into delicious applesauce.
I love this recipe because it is so easy and I can include the kids when I am making it. My son, who is six, gets to wash all the apples for me. My daughter, who is 8, gets to add all the sliced apples to the stock pot. Of course they both get to be taste testers when we ar finished making the applesauce. I usually store the leftovers in the freezer by simply pouring it in freezer bags and tossing it in the freezer until we are ready for it. I hope you enjoy!