From TOH and tweaked slightly. Huge--serves 24 but can be reduced, and simple to make. Ages well. Like the idea of putting the dry dressing directly on the veggies the day before. Times do not include chilling overnight. I can see varying this with mushrooms, black olives, etc. There are 2 tablespoons in one ounce so if reducing keep that in mind. There are many Italian dressing mixes posted here. Think it might be better to choose one that does not have sugar in it.
Dh and I surprised ourselves-- we like kale! I freeze it in quart zip locks which is about 4 ounces worth. This is meant for the two of us, but we each only eat one patty and the other two we use for sandwiches for two days. So if you were going to serve 4, double the oven vegetable aspect. Hope you enjoy kale as much as we do.
From TOH slow cooker magazine. Posting for safe keeping. Think you could sub in green chiles for chipotle and peach for the mango. The photo shows it served in bowl. The magazine also suggests optional toppings of unsalted peanuts, shredded Asadero cheese, or/and avocado slices.
Elegant comfort food from Handcraft Wines site. Posting for safekeeping. Unsure what granulated sugar is for frosting? Have not included time for it to set which they urge you to do for 12 hours so this would be a great make ahead dessert or for a gift basket with a bottle of Pinot Noir, home made caramels with sea salt, or dulce de leche.
Nothing says 'the holidays are here' quite like peppermint! The garnish of peppermint bark is beautiful! Two recipes actually: peppermint bark (which should be made at least two days ahead) AND cheesecake. Timing does not include leaving cheesecake in oven after shutting off oven nor the chilling overnight. Estimating that 13 round candies is a third cup? Peppermint extract is very strong so if reducing cheesecake recipe as I usually do -have made several times- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract for 4 servings is a tad too much and that is what site math will do.
From Betty Crocker and posting for safekeeping. "These mounds of flavorful mashed sweet potatoes nicely accompany ham, turkey, and pork. They're even more impressive when piped into rosettes". Can be made unbaked up to 24 hours ahead. Think it might even be possible to freeze unbaked and use within a month, making it possible for empty nesters to enjoy again.
Thought about calling this Kiss the Cook soup, b/c after tasting hubby hugged me and told me how lucky he was to have me. LOL!! Whenever I have a huge amount of kale leftover, I freeze it raw -- chopped--in one quart zip locks for a different day and works great for my next batch of soup. Estimate that 4 cups of kale equals 4 ounces and that one sausage link equals 4 ounces.
A delicious make ahead that you can freeze for later-- how convenient is that. More time to enjoy my family! Timing does not include chilling pastry. Hope you like as much as we have. I have changed the original method for making pastry and think it works much better.
I make this ahead of time so I can check meat carefully and serve with mashed potatoes that I also make ahead. The timing doesn't really fit for all day being gone. Eye of round is very lean meat so the gravy is important. If butcher has a better cut of meat like sirloin I buy that instead.
Caramelized green beans and convenient. I use disposable tins for simple clean up. I was curious about the technique used-raw green beans with sauce, frozen, and later baked with no defrosting. Skeptical that this recipe would work well for a meal revolving around a turkey in the oven meal, but it worked perfectly with our grilled turkey.I portioned ours out into small disposable tins. Did not have enough sauce to submerge the beans but made sure top of beans were sealed with sauce. Hubby raved about this because sauce caramelized not that canned soup taste. Keeps in freezer up to two months. Originally from Cooks Country November 2008 and Kitchen Parade 2008.
On our recent trip to Italy, dh and I enjoyed gelato, rice balls, wine, and baked smoked mozzarella. When we were served this in Rome at La Bruschetta's (on Via Sardegna), it was served straight out of the dish and gooey delicisio. Is best when it is kept hot otherwise the mozzarella starts to harden, so try to find a dish that can keep the heat. Mangiare! Recently made inside a foil packet for appetizer while RVIng and it worked great!
After tasting Coco Bakery and Deli's (in Washburn, Wisconsin -- can't give them too much praise) version have been on a hunt for making my own. Notice that I said MY OWN as hubby won't sample. All the more for me. Lol!! I make the filling then cut it up into 5 portions and freeze for me to eat later. Best chilled. Timing does not include thawing of spinach nor squeezing it dry. Hubby does like the feta cheese spread so I put that on his sandwich which is why I have two portions for that and it does not keep too long. Sandwich can be assembled earlier in day and then wrapped in plastic prior to serving. Realize this is confusing but posting so I can make for how I honestly use.
I serve with recipe#435267, roasted asparagus, coleslaw, and recipe#462312. Have made ahead and also have frozen prior to baking. I prefer baking in shallow layer so it is less soggy. I plan ahead by making 9 inch pan of cornbread day before and then using the leftovers for this. Melt butter in container big enough to hold other ingredients. I have subbed in zucchini also for this.