Archive for November, 2011

Novel Wreath – Weekend Project

November 30, 2011

A book exchange is guaranteed to provide plenty of reading material.  To get started my friends sent me boxes of paperback books from their various sources.  Along with current novels there were some rather old books without covers that I finally found a use for.  This wreath was made from pages of an Andrew Greeley novel written in the 80s called Lord of the Dance.

The center is from last Christmas’ decorations.  The whole thing cost less than $2 for the hot glue and a paper clasp.  I made the page cones while watching TV and assembled the wreath in less than an hour the next day.

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Onion Dinner Rolls for Thanksgiving

November 9, 2011

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition with Homemade Dinner Rolls.  Your friends and family will rave about these rolls.  This recipe was inspired by a recipe from Taste of Home for Sweet Milk Dinner Rolls.   Soft in the center, tender on the outside, decidely onion in flavor and easy to make… this recipe is definitely a keeper.

Make a batch before Thanksgiving, wrap with aluminum foil, place in a plastic storage bag and freeze up to 2 weeks.  Remove from storage bag and thaw in aluminum foil for a couple of hours. Reheat in 350° F. oven for 12 minutes oven while you make the turkey gravy.

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Chile with Homemade Turkey Sausage

November 4, 2011

November is Turkey Month and nothing says comfort like this chile made with Homemade Turkey Sausage.  The chile is as easy to make as the sausage and with the spices you’ll never know it is turkey…so flavorful and satisfying on a cold winter’s night…you’ll think its beef.

However, ground turkey is available at most supermarkets so save yourself some time and work.

Beans can be dried or canned but for my money I prefer dried beans and the juice created during the cooking process is far superior in flavor to that of canned beans, which tend to be overly salted.  Use red beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, or black beans or a combination.  I prefer red beans with black beans.

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