Sunday, December 03, 2006

Goodbye Turkey

MidwifeKnits
No my boss didn't quit (well, yeah she did....but this posting is not in reference to that!....)
I will try to post a few pics later on...depends on blogger...moody thing she is, eh?

Tonight's dinner was the last of our Thanksgiving Turkey...and the family was tired of the usual leftover turkey menu...turkey sandwiches, open face sandwiches, turkey tetrazzini, turkey wild rice soup..you know..the usual...we wanted something fresh..different..that didn't make us think of turkey. And because it has been extremely busy in the midwifery world lately, i haven't been grocery shopping since the Tuesday before TurkeyDay..except for milk of course.

So here is a little recipe I whipped up for dinner tonight. DH LOVED it! DD gave it the "enh", and Grandma Clara...well, i don't think she quite knew what to make of it. Me...I thoroughly enjoyed it, and thought of more ways to alter this non-traditional turkey recipe that I'll just call...Goodbye Turkey

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 large onion-chopped
1 clove garlic-chopped
1# sweet potatoes (raw, peeled and cubed)
2 cups beef broth
1 cup chunky peanut butter
2 cans diced tomatoes (liquid included)
2 cups cubed/chunked cooked turkey
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
Chopped green onion
Chopped peanuts
Sweet Asian Chili Sauce (I use Maie Ploy brand)

Saute' onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent, add broth, bring to boil, add sweet potatoes and tomatoes, boil for about 10 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender, add turkey, peanut butter and chili powder. Simmer an additional 10 minutes. Salt to taste. Sprinkle cilantro on top.

Serve over hot jasmine rice, garnish with chopped green onion, chopped peanut and sweet asian chili sauce.

Kind of Thai...but minus the chili sauce and add some black beans and you're headed to jamaica mon!

Now on the knitting front...the coffeebean brown sweater has a back and two sleeves and is on hold until the holiday gift knitting is under better control. Poor B&B is still pinned out on the carpet in the back bedroom. Seeing Bri's B&B on the elann.com chatsite is inspirational, but we must churn out the gifties first! Sparks are flying from the needles these days. I have 4 churros, 2 sets of fingerless mitts, 1 scarf, and 2 pairs of felted slippers to finish...of this 2 churros, 1 1/2 pairs (i.e. 3 finished mitts) of fingerless mitts, and 1 slipper completed.
The hats are churros of course, because i can do them blindfolded in my sleep and in any gauge now...but...i didn't have the 'right colors' of machine safe fiber for the intended recipients...and i KNOW they will machine wash.
So...i had to visit my favorite lil LYS.....and do a lil.....yarn haul.....it was all Lorna's Laces...all superwash wool...yummy soft handyed stuff.. see? And see how "artisticly" they all combine with their future polar fleece linings!



Wish I had more to show you, maybe a little B&B later this week...we'll see!

4 comments:

junior_goddess said...

Oh, I look forward to seeing the hat action!!

Grace Yaskovic said...

gorgeous yarns My unusual turkey leftover this year included turkey stuffing and cranberry sandwiches, dipped in french toast batter and fried and then topped with a drizzle (albeit generous drizzle) of maple syrup, with hash browns, HMMMMMMM it was good Will save yours though for the next turkey occasion

jayne said...

Mmm...that sounded good to me. I love fusion flavours.

Mmmm....yummy yarn hat and fleece goodies. Be sure to show off those hats when done.

Karin said...

Sounds yummy! I may have to cook a turkey this year just to have some leftovers :). Love all those reds in your yarn stash - feels cosy just to look at.