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December 11, 2019

11/29/2019 2:47:00 PM
Flavorful turkey leftover hot dishes

As usual, it’s about leftover turkey recipes today. In the shape of hot dishes. Some say casseroles, I say hot dishes! Today’s recipes are using a lot of the same ingredients, but in different combinations. You can prepare some of them ahead of time, refrigerate or freeze them until ready to put in the oven, and have a full meal to enjoy in a short amount of time. Be sure to add extra baking time if refrigerated. To thaw, if frozen, take hot dish from freezer to fridge early in the day or over night to thaw slowly. DO NOT set on the counter to thaw

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TURKEY CHEDDAR HOT DISH
1 c. packaged pre-cooked rice
2 T. instant onion
2/3 c. frozen peas, thawed
2 c. diced turkey
1 can condensed cheese soup
1 c. milk
1/3 c. finely shredded Cheddar cheese
1 c. finely crushed rich round crackers
3 T. butter or margarine, melted

Prepare rice according to package directions, adding instant onion to the boiling water. Fluff cooked rice with fork and spread in greased or sprayed 9x9 inch or 1-1/2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with peas, then cover with turkey. Combine soup and milk; pour over turkey. Sprinkle with cheese. Combine crumbs and butter; sprinkle over cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until heated through. Makes four to six servings. Note: You can make the hot dish ahead of time, refrigerate, bake as usual but add 10 minutes to make sure it’s heated through. Also, you can substitute 1 T. minced fresh onion. While the hot dish is baking, make a lettuce salad, serve with some type of bread and you have a full meal deal.

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TURKEY CRUNCH 
HOT DISH
3 c. diced turkey
1-4 oz. can mushroom pieces
1 c. each, thinly sliced celery and green pepper
1/4 c. diced onion
1/2 t. poultry seasoning
1 can each, cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup
1 c. milk
2 c. chow mein noodles, divided

Using butter or margarine, grease a two quart baking dish. In a bowl, combine first five ingredients. Turn into baking dish. In another bowl, combine next four ingredients and 1/4 c. chow mein noodles. Pour over top. Sprinkle with remaining noodles over top. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until heated through. Makes five to six servings.
Note: Serve with crusty bread and fresh fruit salad.

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TURKEY NOODLE 
HOT DISH
1-8 oz. package wide egg noodles
1 T. each, butter and minced onions
1 clove garlic, minced
3 T. flour
2-1/2 c. milk
1 T. chicken flavor bouillon granules
1/2 c. plain yogurt
2 c. cubed cooked turkey
2 c. frozen broccoli cuts, thawed
1/4 t. sage leaves, crushed
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Cranberries - optional

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; stir and cook for two minutes. Over medium-high heat, gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stir in bouillon granules. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except cheese and cranberries. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased two quart baking dish. Top with cheese. Cover and bake at 375 degrees about 30 minutes or until very hot and bubbly. Serve whole or jellied cranberry sauce as a condiment. Makes four to six servings. Note: Serve this hot dish with dinner rolls or warm French bread. You can substitute frozen broccoli for two cups fresh broccoli floret, blanched for two minutes and drained. And you can substitute sour cream for yogurt.

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A dessert hot dish for you. It’s yummy!

TASTY CHERRY CRUNCH
2 c. flour
1 c. quick cooking oatmeal
1 c. corn flakes or Special K cereal
1/4 c. flaked coconut
2 T. chopped, slivered almonds
1 c. packed brown sugar
3/4 t. baking soda
Pinch of salt
3/4 c. butter, melted
1 t. vanilla
2-21 oz. cans cherry pie filling
Vanilla ice cream

In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. Add butter and vanilla. Mix together until crumbly, using a pastry blender. Save half the crumbly mixture. Spoon remaining crumbly mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pat down evenly. Spread pie filling evenly over crust. Sprinkle evenly with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve warm with ice cream. Makes 12 servings.

Thought for the Day: Thank you are two small words that mean so much. They brighten our day and make us feel whatever it is we did or said was worth the while. Thanksgiving is more than turkey, Give thanks to Him for all He has given to us - Alice





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