Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Easy Turkey Divan

I found this recipe in a magazine many years ago and it's a simple way to use up any
leftover turkey  you might have in the freezer after the holiday.I like to serve it with
baked potato. Or you can buy a thick slice of good turkey from the deli.
Preheat your oven to 350.
Cook 1 10 oz pkg of broccoli spears until almost tender and drain.
Arrange in a 10 x 6 casserole dish.
 Sprinkle 3/4 of a lb cooked turkey over the broccoli.
Mix in a small pan over low heat;
1/4 lb of Velveeta cheese,cut in cubes
1/4 cup miracle whip or mayonaise
1/4 cup milk
 salt & pepper
Pour the cheese sauce over it all and bake for 20 to 25 minutes and serve.

Beef Stroganoff and Noodles in a Jiffy

For years I assumed that I could never like  Beef  Stroganoff   because it just tasted too
much like sour cream and over powered the beef flavor . Then one day I needed to
do something fast with some leftover beef roast  for dinner . I had a couple jars of the
real dark homestylebeef gravy and a jar of sliced mushrooms in my cupboard and I
figured I'd do something over noodles since they cook so quick.
This came together  in a flash and I like it so well we have it often. Use whatever cooked
beef you have but leave it chunky.  Sometimes I even make mini meatballs and
brown them .Then  I add 1/2 cup water and the gravy,cover
and simmer them till they are cooked through.I add
sour cream  at the last minute and toss with hearty shaped pasta. 
Place a large pan of water over to boil  for your noodles and gather all the ingredients.
 Heat in a medium pan;
2 jars of Homestyle beef gravy (Heinz is what I use)
1 small jar sliced mushrooms,drained 
1 -2 cups chopped chunks of cooked beef 
1 tsp worchestshire  sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Stir in last;
1/4 cup sour cream
Cook 1 lb of thick noodles according to the pkg. Drain and toss the gravy and
 meat in with the noodles and serve. 

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

 Who wouldn't love a a rich, creamy, Chocolate Cheesecake bar to go along
  with a steaming cup of coffee now that the busy holiday season is here?
 Throw these together for all your holiday parties and your chocoholic
 friends and family will adore you forever.
 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees .
 Prepare this crust in small bowl and press in the bottom of a 9 x 13 deep baking pan;
 2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup brown sugar(packed)
 2/3 cup melted butter
 Bake for 10 mins at 350 degrees

 Next in a large mixing bowl beat well ;
 2 (8oz) original cream cheese bars , set out to soften
1 cup sugar
Add in one at a time and beat again;
 4 eggs
 6 Tbs Hersheys Cocoa
 2 tbs.flour
 1 tsp. pure vanilla
 Beat again and pour over the crust. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 mins.
 Cool to room temperature .

 Cream together with mixer;
 2 ( 8 oz) softened cream cheese bars
 2 Tbs. soft butter
 2 cups confectionery sugar
 1 tsp vanilla
  Beat until really smooth. Spread over cooled chocolate
  layer  and refrigerate for at least 3 hours until set. Cut into
 small squares or serve party size bites on a decorative tray.