Last night I made the following menu for my family:
- Turkey, stuffing, and mashed potato muffins with cranberry sauce
- Caesar salad
I am particularly proud of myself on this one. Thanksgiving in a cup? Heck, yes! No recipe, thank you very much. Yes, I physically patted myself on the back at the dinner table. Don’t judge me until you’ve felt this amount of #awesomesauce and resisted the urge.
I’m always on the search for recipes that can be frozen for lunches or quick dinners later on, and this one couldn’t be more perfect. It’s got all the hallmarks of a Thanksgiving dinner, but you can literally pull Thanksgiving out of a freezer bag and pop it into the microwave. Heck, use disposable table wear, and you won’t even have any dishes!
I mean if you’re enjoying them out of the freezer post-cooking. I have no magic to offer for avoiding dishes when you originally bake them. Sorry. Don’t look at me like that. I said sorry!
Sheesh. Tough crowd.
Anyways, I’m not giving a recipe for the salad since, well, it would be embarrassing. Chopped romaine, squirt of bottled (yes, bottled) Caesar dressing, and a few shakes of Parmesan, also out of a bottle. Mix. Again, don’t judge me. I accidentally ordered a value size thing of the cheese thinking it was something else, and now I’m stuck with it until it’s gone. Says me.
If you’ve got the leftovers ready to go, this recipe is easy peasy. If you don’t though, it requires a touch of elbow grease. You’ll have to prepare all the ingredients from scratch. Sorry.
Don’t be lame and balk at that. It’s totally worth it. Try it. You’ll like it.
Turkey & Stuffing Muffins
Prep time: 5-10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4-6
- 1-2 cups mashed potatoes
- 2-3 cups of stuffing, prepared
- 1 cup cooked turkey, diced
- 3 large eggs
- 1/8 cup flour
- Cranberry sauce (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prep a muffin pan by spraying/greasing cups with cooking oil.
- In a large bowl, mix mashed potatoes, stuffing, and turkey until mixed evenly.
- Add eggs to bowl and mix well.
- Add flour to bowl and mix well.
- Fill muffin tins to top with mixture.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes in pan, then transfer to cookie rack to cool until desired temperature.
- Serve with cranberry sauce for the full Thanksgiving effect!
And that’s my share! Talk to you soon.