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November 21, 2012

Creamy Garlic Penne with Turkey Recipe


I ended up with several pounds of penne noodles leftover after I had to make pasta salad for a luncheon. I had leftover turkey also so I decided to put them together and came up with this delicious dish. The best part was it is made with leftovers so it was a snap to assemble and cook.

Creamy Garlic Penne with Turkey

  • 2+ Cups of Leftover Turkey
  • 1 lb box of pasta (cooked according to directions on box)
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup broth (divided 1/4 cup and 3/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese topping
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to tasteContinue reading

My first Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

It is my favorite time of the year!  This is the time of the year to be especially thankful for what we have, and to the extent we can, to spend time with the people we love, and like, most in the world.    Thanksgiving!!   Did it come up too fast on you?  It has for me. However, I am happy it is here, and I am looking forward to spending time with my family.

I am one of four children.  When my siblings and I were young, we were encouraged to each choose something to contribute to the Thanksgiving dinner.  Yes, I mean cook.   These choices persisted through the years and have come to be our known signature dishes.   I make the Pumpkin Pie, my brother makes the Waldorf salad, and my two sisters make Homemade Mashed Potatoes and a vegetable dish such as Green Bean Casserole.  My mother has always prepared the Turkey and stuffing.  Now we are all adults, and have our own children, however, we continue to come together every Thanksgiving.  (Don’t ask me why we haven’t required cooking from our kids yet!)  For the past few years Thanksgiving has been a celebration at my home.   My siblings travel from a couple hours away to spend the day together as a family with us.   When I say we celebrate Thanksgiving at my home, I don’t actually mean on Thanksgiving Day when everyone else celebrates …. I mean, well, the day after.  We have a nifty arrangement where we celebrate on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day so that we can spend Thanksgiving Day with the other side of each family.  This allows us to eat as if it were Thanksgiving Day for two days in a row!   Pretty awesome concept, huh?Continue reading