2.01.2010

Mangia Monday!

Hello and Welcome!

Mangia = Eat: I hope the following recipes inspire you to happily eat!


How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
-Paul Sweeney





Scalloped Potatoes

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

* 1 pint heavy Cream
* 1 tsp Kosher salt
* 1 tsp black pepper
* 1 tsp unsalted butter
* 2 1/2 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Heat cream in pot on medium heat to warm.
3.) Season with salt and pepper.
4.) Remove cream from heat and let cool slightly.
5.) Grease an 8 x 8 casserole dish with butter.
6.) Add cream and potatoes to large mixing bowl and fold in cheese.
7.) Transfer mixture to the casserole dish and place on baking sheet.
8.) Bake about 1 hour, press down on potatoes with spatula every half hour, until potatoes are tender when pierced with fork.


The belly rules the mind.
-Spanish Proverb




Spicy White Turkey Chili Soup

Serves: 7

Ingredients:

* 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
* 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 4 oz diced celery
* 4 oz diced onion
* 1/2 cup flour
* 1 Tbsp chili powder
* 1/4 tsp cumin
* pinch cayenne pepper
* 16 oz chicken stock
* 1 small, sweet red pepper, diced
* 1 can cannellini beans
* 1 small green pepper, diced
* 8 oz cooked turkey, shredded
* 1/8 cup heavy cream
* Salt and pepper to taste
* Grated Cheddar Cheese or Sour Cream

Directions:

1.) Melt butter and olive oil in large stockpot on medium, until oil and butter mixture faintly smokes.
2.) Add celery and onions.
3.) Cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent but not brown.
4.) Add flour, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne. Cook 1 min, stirring continuously.
5.) Add stock.
6.) Bring to a simmer and let simmer 10 min.
7.) Add cannellini beans, peppers, turkey,heavy cream and stir well.
8.) Season to taste with salt and pepper.
9.) Let simmer 2 to 3 min until heated through.
10.) Ladle into warmed bowls.
11.) Top with cheddar cheese or sour cream.


Soup is liquid comfort.
-Author Unknown


Have a great day and until tomorrow: Go Ahead & Indulge!