Sunday, November 30, 2014

Turkey Tortilla Soup

Jennifer S.

This is a FANTASTIC way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or any holiday.
My husband even had seconds, and he NEVER EVER has seconds on soup!!

2 TBS olive oil
1 cup white onion, finely diced
6 cups turkey or chicken stock
2-3 cups leftover turkey, diced up
2 cups frozen corn, or 1 15-oz can, drained
1 15-oz can black beans, I didn't drain mine
1 15-oz can diced tomatoes (Mexican style optional)
2 4-oz cans diced green chilies
1 15-oz can of red OR green enchilada sauce OR one envelope of enchilada sauce seasoning
2 cups spinach, sliced into ribbons
salt, pepper to taste
Couple of dashes of Tabasco sauce (optional)
1 TBS of sugar
green onions
sour cream
shredded cheese
fried tortilla strips or tortilla chips

In a large stock pot on med-high heat saute onions in the olive oil.
Add stock, turkey, corn, beans, tomatoes, chilies, enchilada sauce or seasoning, Tabasco (if desired), and salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, turn to med-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Add spinach and sugar.
Cover and let simmer until spinach is wilted. Another 10 minutes.
Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Serve in a bowl topped with green onions, sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla strips or chips.

Saturday, November 8, 2014



Yield: 24 waffles (4x5 in waffles)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 TBS baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 TBS vanilla


Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl
Beat the eggs until light and fluffy and pale yellow
Mix together the eggs, milk/buttermilk, oil and vanilla, stir slightly
Add to dry ingredients and mix well
Preheat waffle iron, spray with a light coat of cooking spray (the first time should be the only time you need to do this).
Use a measuring cup or gravy ladle (approx 1/3 to 1/2 cup size) and ladle batter into waffle iron. Cook waffles according to manufacturer directions.
Keep warm in a 200 degree oven in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Top with room temperature butter and hot maple syrup!
Or toppings of your choice:
Any fresh fruit you love!
Toasted nuts
Toasted coconut 
Chocolate syrup
Flavored syrups
Chocolate chips
Pie filling, any flavor, heated up
Peanut butter
Jam or Jelly
Whipped topping
Cream cheese, plain or flavored
Ice cream
Powdered sugar
Bacon crumbles
Cinnamon/sugar mix
And so on and so forth...