One of my favorite things to do the days following Thanksgiving is to find new ways to use my leftover turkey meat. Up until I made the turkey quesadillas, my kids favorite recipe was creamed turkey over toast. The turkey quesadillas were so good, however, that I felt the need to share the recipe with you.
You will need the following ingredients to make the turkey quesadilla:
- Leftover turkey
- Flour tortillas
- 1 green pepper
- 1 small onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories growing up was meeting my grandparents at the Inn near their home and ordering a Shirley Temple to go along with my meal. It was the only time of year I ever got one, and even my father and a few other family members would order one. Now that I'm the adult, I suggested to my sister that we make our own Shirley Temples to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.
It is about this time of year that my girls start begging me for hot chocolate. They don't want the packets either. They want hot chocolate made from scratch. It really only takes a few extra minutes to make a delicious cup of hot chocolate from scratch, so most of the time I can stop what I'm doing and whip up a pot.
McDonalds' Big Mac Secret Sauce is no longer such a secret. And it isn't, as many people have claimed, just mayonnaise and relish or just mayonnaise and ketchup. Oh no, my friend! It is mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.
I've seen the commercial for DiGiorno pizza a million times before I decided to give it a try. I wanted to put their slogan “It's not delivery. It's DiGiorno” to the test. I have to say that this pizza is so good that it is now our pizza of choice.
If you like having pizza once a week like we do, or on occasion, DiGiorno is not only cheaper than take-out, but you can always buy it ahead of time so that you have it on hand when you get the urge to bite into a slice of pizza. We make it a habit to keep one box in the freezer at all times. Our favorite is the pepperoni, but it must be everyone else's favorite because they often run out of it at the grocery store.
As a rule, I am not a big fan of dried fruit. But I live in a rural area that is often susceptible to big weather issues that keep me trapped at home for days - sometimes weeks - at a time. And when I went gluten free a few months ago, I started to realize that most of the food I usually stockpile is gluten full. This has led me farther afield to experiment with shelf-stable, gluten free food stuffs that stockpile well.