Friday, November 28, 2008

Turkey twists, T-day wrap-up and a Quiche

The good thing about cooking Thanksgiving Day is the next day's meals are easy but by Day 3 you never want to see turkey again.

Here's a few of my favorite chicken dishes that would be just as yummy using up your cooked turkey leftovers...

Shelly's BLT Chicken Salad
Shelly's Chicken Dijon Casserole
Shelly's Chutney Chicken Salad
Shelly's Chicken Egg Foo Young

Highlights of the Day:

* Yesterday was nice. Low key. I started the day telling my Mum how thankful I was to have her in my life. Awww. I know. What a good daughter ;)

Went for a really long walk. I downloaded some new music and I just got lost in tunes and thoughts.

Cooked a small but yummy meal.

Citrus & Herb Turkey Breast (ate 1 1/2 slices)
Fried Cauliflower (ate 1 piece)
Not Yo Momma's Green Bean Casserole (ate 1 dollop)

We'll be having a repeat performance tonight for dinner.

Worked in the PM.

Ended the day talking to my brother and texting friends. (Disclaimer: don't click on the my brother link if you have a weak stomach... we are an odd family)

* This morning's breakfast. Another version of my Chorizo Crustless Quiche. Mmmm the house smells like a Mexican Cocina.

Shelly's Chorizo Crustless Quiche (Version 2)

Mexican Chorizo Sausage (about 5 oz. casing removed)
1 Yellow Onion, diced
4-5 Green Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Oregano
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Kosher Salt
1/2 cup Mild Salsa
1/2 cup Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
5 Eggs, beaten
Butter/oil for sauteing

I used a leaner pork/beef combo chorizo but any will do including soy chorizo (Trader Joe's sells a great one). You can substitute a spicy Italian Sausage too.

Preheat oven to 350. Remove the sausage from it's casing and saute in a skillet for 5 minutes over medium heat, crumbling the meat as it cooks. Drain any fats. Set aside to cool. Saute onions till golden. Add garlic and saute 1 minute more. Set aside to cool. Mix all ingredients together. Be sure veggies and meat have cooled slightly before adding eggs. Pour into a Pyrex casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.

I served it with sliced avocado. Would be great for brunch with a tropical fruit salad or golden pineapple slices drizzled with a tablespoon or two of Malibu rum, or maybe a fruit smoothie.

* Right now. Cup of tea. Fuzzy sweater. Music.

Listening to: "Never Gonna Be Alone" Nickleback.


Cindy said...

What we educators won't do to raise test scores?!

Do you have the recipe for the Green Bean casserole...I owe my family one! Long story...but let me just say the fresh GBs take longer to cook than canned :) I know....YOU knew that already!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Cindy, LOL. Here's the recipe... It's muuuuch better than the traditional mushroom soup version.


:) kelly aka Jinkers said...

your brother is that principal?!?
OMG too cool.... and wacky!! wish I had a cool brother like that (i only have sisters)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Kelly, Yep that's my big bro. Don't you love that they put the nutritional value of crickets on the bottom of the article. Very high protein snack... great for RNYers. LOLOLOL. Hope your Turkey Day was awesome! ~Michelle

Anonymous said...

Your brother certainly appears to be a dedicated educator! I loved the video. While I aspire to be a principal one day, I won't be following THAT example! LOL!!

Penney said...

You had to say "don't click on my brother" just MADE me NEED to! EW! Good for him for being a good motivator. Bet the kids love him. High protein....I'll have Click instead.

Lauren Marie said...

I couldn't resist clicking the link after reading your "disclaimer." :-) Your brother sounds like a pretty awesome guy, and that was a great article! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

Made your chicken casserole today with left over turkey. Mmmmmm sooo good. Thanks so much Shelly

Kelly Wulf

Kattitude said...

Your brother is soooo cool!!!! LMAO


your brother is AWESOME..and how ironic is the last line of the story that he had a "PROTIEN LADEN LUNCH"...hahahaha - you've taught him well shelly!

Kathy W. said...

Yeah, brother do strange things. That's why we love them. LOL I have a younger one of my own. He's crazy and I could see him doing something like that.

Lynne said...

Hey Shelly - do you have any recipes for one person? I would love to have a quiche for one WLS person - no one else will eat it.