Since it is the holidays, and we are coming up on Launch Week, we will all start obsessing about ONE thing…
…What? You thought I was gonna say something else? What are you…gamers????
Well… even gamers need high-quality, easy-to-fix (or just tasty) morsels to fill their bellies between the slaughtering of the evil (or not so evil) in the universe
We are going to start with EASY in this installment. And, as a reminder, I would love to hear what you cook for gaming.
@MagicJoshrooms shared his Sweet Potatoes with me.
Get 8 sweet potatoes.
Peel, dice, and boil them just like if you were making mashed potatoes.
When they are fork tender, mash them with brown sugar and cinnamon. (I cannot give you an exact measurement on the brown sugar and cinnamon. My Mom has made these for years and can’t give me a measurement; she just knows how much she needs by looking at it. This will also be the first year Sarah and I make them so I cannot even tell you what we usually use. My recommendation is to start small and add to taste.)
When you are done mashing, place the mixture in an oven-safe container and line the top with marshmallows. Regular or mini marshmallows both work. Use whatever you prefer. (For the record we use regular sized marshmallows.)
Put them in an oven set for 350 until the marshmallows are golden brown and delicious. The sweet potatoes are already cooked at this point, the whole point of this step is to brown the marshmallows.
@Gamer_lady shared with me this nice warm Turkey Tortilla Pie.
Turkey Tortilla Pie
Get a round baking dish and cover the bottom with a thin layer of your favorite sauce (I like to use Alfredo sauce, but mild enchilada sauce works too).
Layer a tortilla on top of the sauce (I like to use corn, but flour also works)
Place some pieces of shredded leftover turkey on top of the tortilla and top with some grated cheese and a dollop of sauce (you can also do a mixture of ricotta and shredded cheese for creamier layer)
Keep making layers of tortilla, turkey, cheese and sauce until the pie is about 3 inches deep.
Finish with more shredded cheese if you like.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until the cheese and sauce are bubbly around the edges. Slice like a pie and serve wedges with your choice of toppings. I like to use a bit of sour crème and some sliced red onion, or some mild salsa.
We have this easy and simple soup from @WeekendJedi.
Fry onion in a little oil,
add 2/3 diced parsnips,
curry powder to taste,
1 pint veg stock.
Simmer 20 minutes, season, blend until smooth 🙂
And then we have for dessert: Chocolate Pecan Pie from @scurrilouscribe.
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark OR with Real Brown Sugar Corn Syrup
- 4 ounces semi-sweet OR 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, melted
- 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1-1/4 cups pecans
- 1 (9-inch) unbaked deep-dish pie crust
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix eggs, sugar, corn syrup, chocolate, butter and vanilla in a large bowl using a spoon. Stir in pecans.
- Pour into pie crust.
- Bake on center rack of oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until pie appears barely set.
- Cool for 2 hours before serving.
Of course if you have more easy, or just tasty recipes you would like to share….
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