Turkey Stuffing and Broccoli Hotdish

Turkey, Broccoli Stuffing Hotdish

Turkey, Broccoli Stuffing Hotdish

Instead of all of the traditional dishes and side dishes for our Christmas buffet I tried quite a few new ones.  We celebrated the holiday on Christmas Day instead of Christmas Eve.  I had an extra day to prepare foods ahead of time and that was a relief.  We had several frozen turkeys in the freezer and I wanted to use one for a cozy casserole-type dish.  It would be traditional in an informal way.
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Potato Salad with Broccoli? Oh Yes!

Broccoli Potato Salad

Broccoli Potato Salad

We do love our potato salad in the summer.  It’s great side dish when we’re grilling.  And although I think I make the world’s best potato salad, we do like to change it up.  A couple of years ago I added cauliflower to the potato salad.  We loved it!  Recently I added broccoli with equally pleasing results.  Both broccoli and cauliflower are from the cabbage family and they’re delicious paired with potatoes.
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Turkey Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Turkey Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Turkey Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Do you ever look in the freezer and realize you’re falling down on the job?  I will freeze meats such as leftover pulled pork or roasted turkey and promise myself to use it up in a week or two.  Yeah, that rarely happens.  Eventually I take a month and seriously work on reducing my leftovers.  Having turkey breast leftover is good in many dishes.  This day I decided on some soup. Continue reading