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Sunday, November 27, 2011

stuffed jalapenos

7 whole jalapeno peppers
1 8 oz block cream chesse softened
2 green onions sliced thinly
garlic powder to taste
7 slices bacon cut in half

WEAR RUBBER GLOVES! Cut peppers in half, scrape out seeds and white skin from the inside of the peppers.
Mixed the creamcheese, onions and garlic powder and stuff each pepper with the mixture. Wrap a half slice of bacon around each one. Bake at 450 until bacon is done. The longer they bake the milder the pepper taste will be. Let cool a few minutes. Dip in ranch dressing if desired.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Turkey gravy

The gravy I made this year was alittle different that I usually make. I kinda used Tyler Florence's and added a twist of my own to it. It was easy and turned out great. And I did have plenty of it. Here's a link to Tyler's video showing how he did his gravy:
Here's what I used:
2 turkey wings
4 ribs of celery
4 carrots
2 onions
1 whole head of garlic
1 bunch of green onions
corn starch
bay leaves
pepper, salt, celery seed, sage

Here's what I did:
I baked the wings until dark golden brown. I rough chopped everything-just cut the head of garlic in half. You will strain the broth so none of the garlic peels will get in. I put all the veggies, seasonings and wings along with the drippings in a large pot and put in about a half gallon of water. I let it simmer until the veggies were tender. Pour through a collander. At this point, you could save and freeze half if it seems too much. I saved the garlic which was like a plaste and added some to the gravy and my dressing. I pulled the meat off the bones of the wings and put it in my dressing too. I put the broth back in a pan and brought it to a boil and added corn starch mixed with a little chicken broth to the pan wisking it in to thicken and make it smooth. The gravy came out great.