Month: December 2014

Thanksgiving leftovers and Christmas shopping

Yes, I know, I’m a little late with this.  But, you might still have some leftovers.
Here are a few recipes that I enjoy after the holiday.  They are also good after Christmas.


Mashed Potato Pancakes
(per person measurements)
1C. mashed potatoes
1 egg
1 tsp + ½ tsp. flour (Wondra)
Grated nutmeg to taste (just a hint)
1 T. vegetable oil or natural butter substitute (Earth Balance)
Beat egg. Stir and beat in mashed potatoes and flour. Mash all lumps.  Stir in nutmeg.  Heat saute pan, add oil or butter substitute. Form mashed potato mixture into patties and add to saute pan.  If mixture is too moist for patties, spoon into fry pan like pancake batter.  Saute until patty begins to brown, flip and do the same on the other side.
Adjust amount of ingredients to number of people.
Serving suggestion:  chunky apple sauce with cinnamon on the side.


Turkey/Smoked Cheddar Omelet
2 eggs
¼ to ½ C. shredded or chopped roast turkey meat.
¼ to ½ C. grated or shredded smoked cheddar cheese.
1 T. natural butter substitute (Earth Balance)
Beat eggs.  Warm turkey meat briefly in saute pan and set aside.  Melt butter substitute in pan.  Pour eggs into pan and allow to begin to set.  Once eggs are partially set, sprinkle turkey meat across the omelet, then do the same with the smoked cheddar.  Allow the eggs and filling to saute a few minutes longer.  Gentle fold one side of the omelet over to enclose the ingredients.  Continue until the omelet is set.  It may be necessary to gently turn the omelet over to complete cooking the omelet through.
Serve with whole grain toast and mashed potato pancakes.


Leftover Roast Turkey Sandwiches
2 slices favorite sandwich bread – suggest whole grain bread
Thinly sliced roast turkey meat
Mayonnaise – preferably homemade
Jellied cranberry sauce-smooth or whole berry
Iceberg or crisp romaine lettuce leaves.
Spread one slice of bread generously with mayonnaise.  Spread the other slice of bread generously with cranberry sauce.  Layer the sandwich with sliced turkey meat and lettuce leaves, as you like it.  Put the sandwich together.  Enjoy.


Are you ready for Christmas?  Are you finished shopping?  I’m not.

One of the things I like to give for Christmas is a tree ornament.  For family I prefer an ornament with the year on it somewhere.  This year, I’m hoping to get to one or more of the following Christmas Shops to get something special:

The Magic of Christmas in Clarkburg in Monmouth County.

Spirit of Christmas in Mount Holly in Burlington County.

Paisley Christmas Shoppe in Stone Harbor in Cape May County.

We’ll be featuring other shops for you between now and Christmas Eve.