Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Trying New Things

Last week I stumbled on a recipe blog that I REALLY like. It is called "The Cozy Apron". The recipes all sound SO good and are worth scrolling through the long narratives to get to them. Thankfully you can go right to a recipe index and zoom in on the things that really sound good to you.  I saw two that really spoke to me because I had nearly all of the ingredients on hand and begging to be used. I HIGHLY recommend these recipes. They are delicious, fairly easy to prepare and perfect for the Fall and Thanksgiving season. Click on the recipe titles to be magically transported to the full recipes! The first recipe I tried was Autumn Lasagna with Creamy Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic sauce with Sage Seasoned Ground Turkey, Spinach and Mozzarella Cheese. It's a mouthful I know but so delicious!

Actually, now that I think about it, I may have forgotten to add the sage. Oh well, it was still really good. The squash sauce was so good I ate the extra the next day like a really thick soup. MMMMM! husband, true to form and fearing that which is not familiar, poo-pooed it at first but was quickly converted to a lover of this dish in one bite. My only disappointment was that the fresh lasagna sheets that I bought during my last trip to NYC had molded so I had to use the dried boxed stuff for this preparation. Never fear for I shall return to Little Italy and make this again with the good fresh stuff. I

The second Recipe I tried was Golden Torn Bread Dressing with Four Cheeses and Spicy Italian Sausage. I was planning on roasting a chicken so it seemed like the perfect time to try it. Look how yummy this looks!

I pretty much stuck to the recipe as is but I did add a small finely chopped carrot to the vegetable mix. I like carrots. I also did not make the cream gravy, opting to make a simple pan gravy since, by than time, I had already been cooking for half of the day, LOL! WOW, it was good! So good that I have decided to make it again for Thanksgiving instead of the traditional boxed stuff that everyone loves so much. This recipe makes quite a lot so be sure to invite friends and family over to partake in it! Enjoy!

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