Sunday, November 29, 2009

Allie's Turkey Recipe

1 thawed 14 lb turkey

1/4 cup salted butter

2 tablespoons each of cayenne, salt, pepper, garlic and thyme
2 stalks celery, cut in half
1/2 onion, chopped in half
1 carrot cut into sticks
2 cloves of garlic
2 cups broth (chicken or veggie are both ok)
Pour broth into the bottom of a roasting pan and place your rack into the pan. Place turkey on the rack. Rub entire turkey inside and outside with butter. Sprinkle with seasonings. Stuff veggies into cavity. Cover with foil loosely.
Bake at 350 degrees 3 to 4 hours or until correct internal temperature.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Collins Family Sweet Potatoes

2 large sweet potatoes
1/4 cup of butter in small pieces
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
mini marshmallows

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1 inch slices, layer them in the bottom of a baking dish. Put a small piece of butter on the top of each slice and salt them lightly. Cover with foil and bake 350 degrees until fork tender. Crumble brown sugar and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake uncovered until brown sugar has carmelized (5 minutes?) then top with marshmellows. Turn oven heat up to 400 degrees and place pan in the oven (watch it carefully) in less than 5 minutes the marshmallows will start to brown on top and melt on bottom. When that happens it's time to eat.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cheap, Cheater Baked Potato Soup

4 lg potatoes- baked and cubed (honestly I bake mine in the microwave)
3 cups of milk
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Flour
Salt and Pepper
1/2 lb of cooked bacon (crumbled)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 bunch of green onions chopped
Melt the butter in the pan, mix in the flour and cook until slightly brown, add milk and mix thoroughly. Bring milk to a slow boil and add potatoes, cheese, and sour cream. Season to taste. Mix in green onions and bacon and serve.

Baked Potato Casserole

2 cups hidden valley ranch dressing (the kind your make yourself with sour cream)
5 lbs of potatoes baked & cubed
1 cup chedder cheese (grated)
1 cup muenster cheese (or sometimes cheddar) (grated)
Crumbled bacon (I usually do a whole pound)
1 bunch of green onions (chopped)

I mix everything together but the muenster, which I sprinkle on top and then I bake it in the oven until it’s warmed all the way through.