Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday's value meal...

Well now that Thanksgiving is over the question becomes what to do with all those left overs.  We froze a lot of ours so we could make some things later, so I thought I would share a couple of the ideas we had.  Since I love watching all the cooking shows, both of these are from the Food networks site

Second Day Turkey and String Bean Pot Pies
from the Dear Food Network Show

4 servings or 4 cups Leftover Green Bean Casserole (recommended: Campbell's Soup recipe)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup turkey, beef, or chicken stock
1 cup roasted turkey meat, chopped
2 standard puff pastry sheets

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl lightly blend leftover green bean casserole with milk, stock and turkey. Using the puff pastry, cut out 6 (4-inch) disks from each sheet. Lightly press the disks into the bottom and up the sides of 6 (1-cup) muffin tins or ramekins, leaving about 1/2-inch crust over the edge to secure the top. Press the tines of the fork into the bottom and the sides to dock the pastry. Fill each cup level with the top and cover with another cut circle. Secure the edges by pinching together. Cut a small hole in the top for steam. Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Potato Croquettes
from Paula's Home Cooking
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon chopped green onion
2 egg yolks, beaten
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups mashed potatoes
1 egg, beaten
Sifted dried bread crumbs
Peanut oil, enough to fill pan 1/2-inch

Add milk, salt, pepper, chopped onion, beaten egg yolks and flour to mashed potatoes. Chill and then shape using an ice cream scoop. Dip in the beaten egg, then roll through bread crumbs. Fry each croquette in shallow oil until brown on all sides.

Cook's Note: Cook in small batches, giving each croquette at least 2 inches of space around it to not overcrowd the pan. This prevents the croquettes from crumbling while frying.


$1.00 off any four Campbell’s Condensed “Great for Cooking” soups
$1.00 off any two Imagine Stock, Broth or Soup (coupon is near the middle of the page)
$1.00 off any two boxes of Pepperidge Farm Sheets or Shells Puff Pastry
I hope this gives you some inspiration.  So what is your favorite after Thanksgiving meal? 
Have a great week everyone!


  1. Love the new fall colors! Look at you all decorated!
    The potato croquettes sound yummy! I think I shall have to bat my baby brown eyes and see if the Mr. make them.
    My favorite after Thanksgiving meal is my sister in law's, Pretzel Jell-O!

  2. will try potato croquettes,I always called them
    potato patties somehow mine were very bland
    your receipe sounds yummy thanks


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