Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday dinner

There are no words to describe the happiness of having all the family home for dinner. After a hard weekend of saying goodbye to yet another loved one lost to cancer, it feels amazing to have the moment of one more dinner together before the unknown of tomorrow.

Tonight we had a small feast of chicken thighs and stuffing in the crock pot with scalloped potatoes. Followed by leftover sweet potatoes and freshly baked salted caramel brownies, all that he could enjoy.

It is these small things that when we look back later in life will have been the big and best things...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving dinner

 WE are still on a soft food diet, but not for long!  To make Thanksgiving dinner easier for us all I will be making the recipe below, with mashed potatoes, corn pudding and a sweet potato kushaw mixture on the side plus a Key Lime Pie for dessert! 
Crock Pot Turkey Recipes - Stephanie Gallagher
Crock Pot Turkey Cutlets with Stuffing.  Stephanie Gallagher

Crock Pot Turkey Cutlets with Stuffing

This easy Crock Pot turkey recipe is sure to become one of your favorites. It's like a mini Thanksgiving meal in one, and it's so simple. The stuffing goes into the Crock Pot first, then the turkey cutlets, and finally apple pie filling for a layer of sweetness. To change things up, consider stirring some dried cranberries into the apple pie filling.
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 6 cups stuffing cubes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1-1/2 lbs. turkey cutlets
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 can apple pie filling (optional)      
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 360 minutes
  • Total Time: 375 minutes
  1. Spray the inside of the slow cooker stoneware with cooking spray.
  2. Place celery, onion, stuffing cubes, chicken broth and poultry seasoning in the Crock Pot. Stir.
  3. Lay turkey cutlets on top of the stuffing mixture in a single layer.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Pour apple pie filling on top.
  5. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Diced Mango

A soft food diet can be tricky when trying to fit in fruits and vegetables.  I purchased a can of diced mangos that are so surprisingly soft and delicious.  It was a new item which is nice for variety. 
 Del Monte!