Friday, December 12, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
- ¾ cup margarine
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ½ cup cinnamon sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses until well blended.
- Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, baking soda and salt; stir into the molasses mixture to form dough.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
- Leftover Stock from Thanksgiving
- Leftover Turkey, broken into pieces
- 2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
- 2 Cans of Cream of Celery Soup
- 1 family size bag of boil-in-bag rice (this is approx. 3 cups of rice)
- 1 bunch of celery, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- Sliced carrots (canned, or fresh - whatever you have)
- Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
- In a medium skillet, sauté the diced celery and onions in the butter, until tender.
- In a small pot, boil water and cook boil in bag rice (according to directions on package).
- In a large stock pot, bring the stock to a low boil. Add all the cans of soup and stir to incorporate.
- Add shredded turkey, carrots, celery, onion and rice.
- Stir all together and serve hot.
If you don't have any stock leftover - shame on you. Kidding - just throw some water in your pot and a few chicken bouillon cubes, or chicken stock from the can or box.
You can add corn, or hominy or noodles - whatever you have in your pantry. Again, this is not something I get fussy about - if you don't have an ingredient - don't worry about it - use something else, or just leave it out.