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)
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:

Monday, November 8, 2010

Foodie Friday: Asparagus Frittata

I hope everyone had a great, food-filled week. I needed a fast entree and remembered the frittata! It's fast, simple, and filling. I used a Food Network Recipe. It was a little flat, not as poofy, and but looks are deceiving. It was delicious.

I've been pondering this question all week: When I'm too busy too cook, why do I always have time to eat? :-)
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