Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Holiday Treats—Let’s Eat!

Byline:  Some of our Family Favorites
Author: Dorette Nysewander, EdD, “DrD”

Holiday time, one is which our family gathers in the kitchen and shares favorite recipes with no worry about calories! For a least a couple of meals, we relish in the thought of making recipes rich in satiety! While balance is still important recipes provided include a tasty sage sausage dressing, spinach casserole and a seven layer cookie to wet the palate! We have made our suggestions however feel free to change according to what you like. You might find something similar online as well.
Remember to get outside for a healthy walk after downing such delectable delights! Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season!

Sage Sausage Dressing
2 bags of Pepperidge Farm Herb
1 16 oz. Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage
1 cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped onion
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 stick butter
1 can chicken broth or juice from cooked turkey neck

In large bowl, mix dry ingredients. In pan melt butter, sauté onion and celery. Add to dry ingredients. Pour over it 1/2 can of broth and mix well. Dressing needs to be very moist so add more if necessary. Pour into well-greased large baking dish 9 x 13. Dot with extra butter and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour or until edges and top are well browned. Goes great with the ham and/or turkey you have just roasted, or just by itself!

Spinach Casserole
4 – Bags of spinach
2 – 16 oz. logs of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
2 – 6 oz. cans of French Fried Onion Rings
2 – 8 oz. cans of Campbell’s Cream of Broccoli Condensed Soup

Steam the spinach. Drain it. Then add the cans of broccoli soup with the softened logs of cream cheese. Pour the mixture into a 9 x 13 baking pan. Cook at 375 degrees until top is golden brown 40-45 minutes.

7 Layer Cookies
1 can Borden Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
1 stick of butter
1 1/2 cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 1/3 cups of flaky coconut
1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate Nestle Morsels
1 cup bag of butterscotch Nestle Morsels
1 16 oz. bag of chopped walnuts

Melt the butter in a 9 x 13 baking pan. Pour the Graham Cracker Crumbs in the base of the pan. Pat down to build a solid base for your cookies. Add the third layer of coconut to give the cookie consistency. Add the fourth layer of butterscotch morsels. Can we say chocolate anyone—with the fifth layer being the Nestle chocolate morsels. The next layer is chopped walnuts. Make sure your ingredients are evenly spaced. The final layer is to add the Borden’s condensed milk. Place in the oven at 350 degrees until golden brown approximately 25-30 minutes. Feel free to change the ingredients to suit your liking, e.g., nuts, morsels.

DrD – October 2015


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