Everything You Can Cook with Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe

Everything You Can Cook with Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

11.26.14 by Jackie

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I have to admit, even though our grocery shopping chores are done, I haven't started prepping anything just yet. The reason is that I still don't know how many guests are going to attend our feast. The list keeps growing by the hour! What I know for sure is we're going to have Thanksgiving leftovers on Friday. Sunny's college roommate, M. K., is going to be staying with us so I hope she'll have a good appetite for all the food I prepare for her! 

If--like us--you're about to cook for a large crowd and fear you're going to have a lot of leftovers and don't want to waste all the food, look no further! I’ve put together a list of my favorite recipes that you can use to cut into that mountain of mashed potatoes, stuffing and more.

According to a recent article I read in the news, the average American consumes about 4,500 calories during the Thanksgiving celebrations!! I don't think our family members will reach that calorie count but I know we will enjoy the festivities and one another's company. 


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Pumpkin Banana Cupcake Recipe Recipe

Pumpkin Banana Cupcake Recipe

11.25.14 by Jackie

Little Aria asked to see one of her favorite classmates, Colin, on a playdate. Aria can be very detail-oriented and asked if we could prepare mini cupcakes for the occasion. To make the sweet treat a lot more playful for the children, I topped the cupcakes with icing and sugar cookie letters.

The cake part is made with mashed bananas and pumpkin and I used an alphabet cookie cutter set. Aria helped out all through the baking process and she loved it. Colin loved the cupcakes too, and I was amazed to see he knew his alphabet as well. Isn't it impressive at only the tender age of three? It was so precious to watch them have so much fun!

I'm planning to bake the same larger-version cupcakes on Thursday 

Thanksgiving cupcakes recipe with Picture

 

 


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Risotto with Collard Greens Recipe

Risotto with Collard Greens

11.20.14 by Jackie

The temperature has been dropping in the Bay Area. As the morning mist cleared, I decided to prepare comfort food for Aria's lunch today. I made a decadent risotto flavored with smoked Gouda, a bit of red bell pepper and collard greens. You would pobably never have paired adjectives such as luscious or decadent with healthful collard greens but this rice dish fulfilled my goal.

I got my little toddler to eat her vegetables and I'm delighted to see she actually enjoyed collard greens!


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