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What’d You Do This Weekend? #4

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The featured link from last week is Susan’s very own Roasted Peppers.  They are so pretty and versatile.  You can eat them on your own, make soup or add them into about any dish to add a great and fiery flavor.

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So, let’s ramble shall we? I went to Austin to visit my oldest daughter and go to my niece’s baby shower. My little sister drove in from Victoria to spend the day with all of us.  So, I got a lot of visiting in.  Celebrations all around!  I mixed all that in with some shopping, cooking and good eating!  Spring is already starting to settle in in Austin.  It was a good time.  My daughter and I invented a new casserole for another link party I co-host on Saturday called Saturday Dishes  We made a Spicy Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

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Spicy Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole for Saturday Dishes

I am happy to be co-hosting this blog hop with Savannah from Hammock Tracks and Paula from Call Me PMC.   Each week we have a theme.  This week it is casseroles.

I am in Austin and visiting with my oldest daughter.  We invented today’s casserole together for dinner tonight.  We call it Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

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Turkey Sloppy Joes with Cauliflower Clouds

I am scheduling this one.  Time for Black Friday shopping.  I am going to try on-line shopping for as long as I can take it.  I know at some point though I will be out to the mall.  I just can’t stand to miss the crowds.

I am still full from Thanksgiving dinner and I need to scale back when I can during the holiday season, but I still want some junk food.  I am thinking I’ll compromise and have Turkey Sloppy Joes with Cauliflower Clouds orrrrrrr  I’ll just go to Avilas.  I’ll start the healthy eating again on Monday.  If you are a stronger soul than I.  Here are the recipes.  You could maybe even work in your leftover turkey.

Turkey Sloppy Joes

  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder (can be omitted)
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup plus two tablespoons of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 4 Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats or thin buns
  • Sliced Dill Pickles
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • BBQ sauce for spreading

In a medium saucepan over medium high heat warm olive oil and add onion.  Sautee until soft.  Crumble in turkey breast (or heck chop up some leftovers in the food processor).  Add seasonings while turkey is cooking one at a time and mixing well.  When turkey is cooked add tomato paste and stir until cooked in.  Add BBQ sauce, mustard and ketchup. Cook until thick.  About 10 minutes.

Spread thin bun with BBQ sauce and top with one quarter of the turkey mixture.  Top with pickles and onions.

The side recipe is Cauliflower Clouds. This is adapted from a recipe that was initially introduced to me as Cauliflower Tots.  That is a sacrilege to tater tots.  While these are good, they are decidely NOT anything like tater tots.  Which I love.  I have changed it quite a bit including the name.

Cauliflower Clouds

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons light cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 4 egg whites
  • salt & pepper to taste

Clean and trim the cauliflower, adding the florets to a microwave safe bowl.  Add the cream and butter to the bowl.  Microwave for 5 minutes.  Add the cauliflower and cheese to a food processor  and chop into thick mixture (like cottage cheese).  Pour the mixture into a fine mesh strainer and let sit over a bowl for five minutes to drain liquids.  Place in a new bowl and add salt and pepper.  Chill for at least half an hour.

Whip the egg whites to a stiff peak.  Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the cauliflower mixture to lighten it up.  Then fold the cauliflower mixture into the rest of the egg whites and gently mix until combined.

Scoop mixture using a small scoop or large tablespoon and place onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes until puffed and slightly browned.

That sounds pretty good.  Maybe I won’t go to Avilas.  Hmmmm…back to my shopping list.  Oh, hey, be sure to go over and meet my new friend Melissa featured on New Friend Friday.  She is in to good old fashioned cooking too.  I love her post for Thanksgiving.  It is what she is thankful for then keep scrolling for a 60 second chocolate chip cookie a la mode.  Oh yuuuuuuummmmmmm!

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