Posts tagged ‘Corn’

November 24, 2011

Highlights of Hosting our First Thanksgiving

China and Napkin Rings

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Steve carving the turkey, using directions in Maxim Magazine.

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Full Plates and Happy Bellies

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Turkey

Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes

Corn Casserole

Green Beans Almondine with a Lemon Twist

Honey Buns

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Well Behaved Kitties

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Success!

Happy thanksgiving to all my lovely readers. 

Hope you had a wonderful day!

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November 21, 2011

And They Call Me…

MELLOW YELLOW!

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This weeks dinners are going to be as simple as it gets.  Turkey and other side dish components in the fridge don’t leave much space for nightly dinner ingredients.  Pantry dinners it is!  It’s good to use up a crowded pantry every now and then anyway!

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Tonight consisted of some V8 Southwestern Corn Soup that was doctored up.  Some easy doctoring made such a hearty and delicious meal.  I’ve made this soup before, but never like it was tonight.  Hard to believe it could be so simple!

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Into one box of soup I added a cup of corn and a cup of mushrooms.  It’s a good way to add bulk to fill you up, without a lot of calories.  Just simmer it all together until the mushrooms soften and the soup is heated.

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While that was simmering I made some fab croutons from Golden Grains garlic herb bread.  I just ripped them into bite size pieces, sprayed lightly with olive oil, and baked at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes, turning at the halfway point.  Crunchy and crumbly on the outside and chewy on the inside.

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The most important part of this meal was the assembling of layers.  Soup first, a sprinkle of cheddar cheese second and croutons third.  The cheese melted into the soup and onto the croutons.  A big bite of all three melted in your mouth and some had chew.

All in all this dinner well exceeded my expectations.

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*Approximate Nutrient Content:

  • 500 Calories
  • 16 grams Protein
  • 17 grams Fat
  • 5 grams Fiber

*calculated using My Fitness Pal