Friday, July 31, 2015

Roast Turkey and Meatball Stroganoff for Senior Lunch

I think I'm still trying to recover from last week.
We served Roast Turkey and all the fixin's for our Thursday Lunch.   I get carried away sometimes, and in fact, should have been carried away last week.
I got into the center just about 5:30 am, and got the Turkeys prepped and in the oven by 6 am.
Yes, I did say 6 am.
We serve lunch at noon, and I needed them to be ready.   I then peeled and baked 10 pounds of sweet potatoes, and luckily for me, Lisa mashed them and made a lovely Sweet Potato Casserole when she came in.  We also peeled a lot of potatoes, mashed them.
I made a Green Bean Casserole, along with Cornbread Stuffing and a Bread Stuffing.  Jon made the gravy and, before I forget, I also made some No-Knead Dinner Rolls.   I'll tell you about them in a later post.  They were so simple and so good.
Lisa made Pumpkin Pies and some Dutch Apple Pies, and we also had a donated Pumpkin Pie so we were all set for that.

But this week I wasn't as ambitious.   I made some Meatball Stroganoff, along with some salad and Harvard Beets.   Lisa made Carrot Cake and Chocolate Chip cookies for dessert.
See the pretty plates the meals are on?  They were donated by Doris, who generously bakes us a cake to raffle off each week.   This week she made some Bread Pudding and Miss Merle also made a Carrot Cake for the raffle.

And I made a few Danish Pastries for the kitchen crew.  I made the dough at home and brought it with me to finish it off there.   And then promised I would make some for dessert in a couple of weeks.  
I swear I look for any excuse to bake.  And this recipe is so good. And not that hard to make either. But don't tell anyone, I want them to think I slaved over the oven for hours.

Coming up over the next few weeks, Baked 'Fried' Chicken, Stuffed Peppers, Pork Roast and Fish.

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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