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For those of you new to my blog, I thought I should let you know what my mission is. I am working my way through Rachael Ray's 365: No Repeats cookbook. It is my goal over time to prepare all of the recipes in this book. At the pace I am going, it may take me 5 years, but I am practical enough to realize that there is no way that I can cook every single night of the week, as well as purchase all the ingredients for every recipe every night and still keep up the mortgage payments! I hope you are inspired to get into the kitchen and try some new recipes yourself. Your comments are always welcome and I appreciate you stopping by. May the Lord bless you all!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Night 10

Recipe 74
Turkey Croquettes with Spinach Mashers and Pan Gravy
Matt Rating ****

Ingredients used:

Course salt
Ground turkey
Yellow onion
Poultry seasoning
Flat-leaf parsley
Course black pepper
Egg yolk
Plain bread crumbs
Vegetable oil
Unsalted butter
Chicken stock
Baby spinach leaves
Prepared whole-berry cranberry sauce (I omitted this)

We had our newlywed friends, Kevin and Anne, over for dinner tonight and it was great to fellowship with them! I did some prep work ahead of time by chopping the veggies and mixing in the herbs and seasonings and put it in the fridge for a couple of hours so I wouldn't be rushed at dinner-time getting everything ready. This was a pretty healthful meal that I wasn't shy about going back for seconds (and even thirds on the potatoes!). The baby spinach was added to the mashed potatoes and you'd be surprised at how good it turned out by having a little bit of crunchy green in them! The pan gravy (not pictured) on top of everything just made it that much better. The only complaint that I have about this meal is that there weren't leftovers for lunch tomorrow ;-) It took two batches because my pan wasn't big enough to fit 8 patties, so the second batch came out a little darker because the oil was darker, but they were still pretty tasty.

I haven't decided what to make for dinner tomorrow yet, but I've got to start making some of the fish/seafood dishes and just hope that Matt will like them! Stay tuned and we'll see if I dare to make one tomorrow...


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