First, this was not on our menu, but I had to share, because it's yummy.
CRAB CRESCENT LOAF
* 1 package crescent rolls
* 6 oz. cream cheese
* 1/2 tsp dill
* 1/3 cup chopped onion
* Pepper to taste
* 1 cup chopped crab
* 1 egg yolk
- On a greased baking sheet, unroll crescent dough into one long rectangle; seal seams and perforations. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, onion and dill until blended. Spread mixture lengthwise over half of the dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Top with crab.
- Fold dough over filling; pinch seam to seal. Brush the top with egg yolk. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into slices.
First, I'll share the potatoes with you... really simple and easy, but quite tasty!
SEASONED ROASTED POTATOES
* 2 lbs potatoes (I used a mix of sweet potatoes and red potatoes), cut into bite size pieces
* 1/3 cup olive or canola oil
* 2 pkgs dry onion soup mix
- Toss potatoes with oil and season with onion soup mix.
- Roast in 450 degree oven for 30-40 minutes
BACON WRAPPED TURKEY WITH WILD RICE STUFFING
Courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats (www.iowagirleats.com)
Bacon Wrapped Turkey
|10||oz boneless, skinless turkey breast|
|Salt & pepper|
|6||slices center cut bacon|
|One 6||oz package wild rice mix|
|1||rib celery, chopped|
|1/4||cup onion, chopped|
|2||Tablespoons dried cranberries|
|2||Tablespoons walnut pieces|
|1/2||cup sour cream|
- Prepare wild rice mix according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté celery and onion until soft, about 6 minutes.
- Add dried cranberries, walnut pieces and sour cream to the skillet. Heat until sour cream has melted then add cooked wild rice and stir to combine. Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butterfly turkey breast by slicing horizontally across the length of the breast, being careful not to cut all the way through, and open like a book. Lay a piece of plastic wrap on top and pound until 1/2 inch thick.
- Season butterflied turkey breast with salt & pepper, then mound 1 cup wild rice mixture onto one side of the breast, leaving 1/2 inch clear around the edge. Fold the other side over.
- Lay 6 slices of bacon out on a cutting board. Place the stuffed turkey breast in the middle and fold bacon slices over, trimming any overlapping pieces.
- Place bacon wrapped turkey breast on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes or until internal stuffing temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Allow turkey breast to rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.
Not sure about your tastes, but CRANBERRY CHUTNEY goes quite well on top of this turkey, and I'm not a big cranberry fan. :) This recipe has a few different flavors, so that's prolly why I liked it. See for yourself.
* 1 can whole cranberry sauce
* 1 small granny smith apple, cored and chopped (skin on is ok)
* 1/4 cup chopped onion
* 1/2 tsp marsala wine
* 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
* 1/2 tsp ginger
* 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
* Juice of one orange
Mix everything in a medium saucepan, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Cool in the fridge.
Ohhhh dear... the pie!!! We just had soooooo much today. This blog is full of recipes, so I'm done for awhile with the blog... you got your work set out before you! :) The pie was a delicious rendition of pumpkin pie. It had a nice cheese cake layer and pecan streusel on top!!! :) YUM! This recipe is courtesy of Hy-Vee... hence all the HyVee ingredients. I thought it was cute, as they try so hard to sell their products, so I kept it as is! :)
DOUBLE LAYER PUMPKIN PIE
1 Hy-Vee refrigerated pie crust
1 (8 ounce) package Hy-Vee cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar, divided
3 Hy-Vee large eggs, divided
1/2 tsp Hy-Vee nutmeg
1 tablespoon Hy-Vee vanilla
1 1/4 c. Hy-Vee pumpkin or homemade pumpkin puree
1 c. Hy-Vee evaporated milk
1 tsp Hy-Vee cinnamon
1/2 tsp Hy-Vee ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp Hy-Vee salt
1/4 c. packed Hy-Vee brown sugar
2 tbsp Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
2 tbsp Hy-Vee butter
1/2 c. Hy-Vee pecan pieces
All you do:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pie crust in a deep-dish pie plate; set aside.
Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg, nutmeg and rum with electric mixer until smooth. Spread evenly in prepared pie crust.
- In a large bowl, stir together pumpkin, evaporated milk, remaining 2 eggs, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt until thoroughly combined. Starting around edge of pie, slowly pour pumpkin mixture over cream cheese layer. Bake for 50 minutes.
-Meanwhile, make streusel topping. Combine brown sugar and flour in a small bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles wet sand. Stir in pecans. Set aside.
- Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over pie. Bake 10 minutes more or until center is nearly set and topping is golden. Cool to room temperature. Cover loosely and chill. If desired, serve with Whipped Cream.