Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Foodie Friday Thanksgiving plus another Mariposa Give-away

'Tis the season for foodies and serving pieces. Another contest starts today at DBG for an elegant Mariposa "String of Pearls" oblong casserole (16"L X 11.75" W. Retails for $128.00). Followers' names will be automatically entered, and for additional more chances to win, just leave a message here and/or on Facebook. The winner will be announced on the December 3rd Foodie Friday, along with another contest.

Speaking of oblong casseroles . . .
Even when time isn't short (or leftovers plentiful), I'm a fan of

one-pot meals ...


No traditional "sides," mind you, just salad, bread, and tea.

Leftover turkey (or chicken) is a time-saver for the frazzled foodie--all you need is one pot, salad, and bread.
No leftovers?
Make your own scraps! Yes, indeedy. A deli chicken is an easy way to transform basic stuffing into an effortless meal.
Confession: I even love this cold. I love it better if I'm barefoot, wearing a flannel granny gown, and standing in front of the fridge.
But a plate from Big Lots will do, too, because Frazzled Foodies often suffer from Tablescaping Fetishes.
It's highly incurable, of course.


Deli chicken or leftover turkey/chicken
Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix
Artesian bread cubes (deli leftovers)
chopped onions, bell peppers, green onions, celery
chicken stock
1 stick unsalted butter
2 large eggs
salt, pepper, Tabasco (if desired)
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Debone chicken. Sautee vegetables in 1 stick unsalted butter. Add to stuffing and chicken. Add chicken stock ("eyeball it," as Rachel Ray says). Cool a little, then add beaten eggs. Season. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.




The winner of last week's tray is Mari at Once Upon a Plate.

I hope everyone has a delightful, food-filled Thanksgiving. If you're new to Foodie Friday, here's a TUTORIAL. For those who wish to participate in this week's recipe exchange, please add your recipe and permalink:



54 comments:

  1. The makers of computer monitors everywhere are singing your praises since I frequently have to replace my monitor because I've licked it to death while visiting sites like yours. In a word: YUM.

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  2. My Dear friend...Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family...give that mister a kiss for me...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  3. The table setting in gorgeous. Thanks for hosting and happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. LOVE one dish meals, salad and a bit of crusty bread. Seriously - my kind of meal!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Glenda

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  5. Michael my dear, your photos keep getting better and better! Thank you for another great giveaway - the sting of pearls tray is divine!!

    Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  6. This looks beautiful and delicious! Terrific use of leftovers and a gorgeous salad!
    Love it!
    Kathy

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  7. It looks delicious!! Have a wonderful day tomorrow, surrounded by your family, and some good food won't hurt!
    Another beautiful give away!

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  8. The food looks scrumptious!
    The giveaway is wonderful!
    I "like" Mariposa on FB.
    (Piroska).
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  9. This sounds and LOOKS delicious!!! I will comment on FB too! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  10. Isn't it amazing how something so delicious looking could be so easy to make? It looks very appealing!! And so does that oblong dish. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  11. Fabulous food ideas and such yummy pictures! And an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Judi

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving! This looks delicious....the giveaway is awesome...thanks for sharing Pat H

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! This all looks delicious. I'll be serving this on Friday. ;-)

    Thanks for being such a good friend to all of us in Blogville. ~ Sarah

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  14. Thanks for all the recipes and giveaways you do!

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  15. Wonderful giveaway! Of course would love to win!

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  16. What a wonderful way to use left-over turkey. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Michael.

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving My Dear~ ~ ~I know you will be well fed with two wonderful cooks, at least, in the family. . .Enjoy!
    Please enter me in your giveaway. Oh yes, and I'm lovin' your white rooster!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  18. What beautiful, delicious pictures! Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  19. This meal looks wonderful. Thanks for hosting.

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  20. Mouthwatering recipe! I would like to try it for tomorrows menu its very efficient for leftovers. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  21. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Michael Lee.

    Thanks for having me today. Enjoy your long weekend!

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha.

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  22. Happy Thanksgiving! Great to have a way to share my Thanksgiving in Mexico blog posting.
    I'll be back!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  23. Happy Thanksgiving to you! That's a beautiful casserole piece. Easy and yum looking recipe. Great way to use up leftovers too!

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  24. Wow, the serving plates you're giving away are amazing! Almost too beautiful to be used! :) Just love them!

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  25. Happy Thanksgiving! it all looks GORGEOUS and DELICIOUS!

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  26. Hope you had a great thanksgiving. Who isn't always looking for something to do with left-overs... great dish to take care of that!

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  27. Great leftover idea, Michael. I often have some rotisserie chicken and need a quick fix, so I'm excited to try yours! Hope you are enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving weekend.

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  28. I'm definitely going to make that chicken dish. Looks great! I'd love to win the oblong serving dish too!

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  29. My oh my that looks delicious. What a beautiful platter well.

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  30. I love being part of foodie Friday. Thanks so much for hosting:-)

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  31. This looks yummy! I'm glad that I have plenty of turkey leftover to give this a try.

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  32. These look like wonderful leftovers! Thanks!

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  33. A gorgeous dish to adorn the buffet for our annual family summer gatherings together with using for all holidays. Thank you for such a nice giveaway.

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  34. Beautiful giveaway, and a great recipe for leftovers. Of course we just ate the plain old turkey tonight, but as you said, it could be done with a store-bought precooked bird as well. Great timesaver tip!

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  35. What a wonderful way to use left-over turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  36. I hope your Thanksgiving weekend is a wonderful one.

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  37. what a perfectly beautiful giveaway!!
    Love it!!
    Loui♥

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  38. Oh my Gosh! I am absolutely stunned ~ I cannot believe I won that gorgeous Mariposa Tray.

    Thank you SO much, Michael ~ I am definitely doing the happy dance here (all weekend long!) I'll email you my addy. xo

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  39. CONGRATULATIONS to the winner Once Upon A Plate! Lucky girl.
    OMG Michael, this is so simple but sounds so scrumptious I am definitely going to try it. (Thank you for sharing it.)
    -Brenda-

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  40. I would be so happy to win that serving piece!!! I admit it....I'm a dish whore!! and glassware and flatware and casserole....well, you get the point!!

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  41. Hi Michael. What a wonderful blog you have here. So glad I stumbled upon it!! And what great prizes you have for your contests!! I'll be back... probably often! THANKS!

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  42. Lovely giveaway ! I have just become a follower, Thanks.

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  43. I could just put my hand through the computer screen and take a little taste of this delicious food that you are showing here.
    Great giveaway!

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  44. I love one pot meals... and I love nice tableware :)

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  45. Oh my goooooodness.... That looks soooo yummy...and I think I'd love it best in my GRANNIE jammies too. :-)

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  46. I always leave here inspired and with a smile. Thank you!

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  47. Too late for Thanksgiving...but not too late to compliment you for the fabulous photos and great recipes of your featured dishes!

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