Our Crazy Life

Raising three kids just one day at a time

Thanksgiving Dinner November 27, 2009

Filed under: food — Jamie Payne @ 2:36 pm

We cheated a bit. 

1. We had our Thanksgiving last Sunday.  Why?  Well, dad and MJ left Thanksgiving morning so I figured we should celebrate while they were still here.  Mom and Peter are sailing the BVI’s so there was really no reason to wait until the official day of Thanksgiving since we’d be all alone.

2. I didn’t make a turkey.  Instead I made Cornish Game Hens so that everyone had their own individual bird….and not a ton of leftovers.

Sausage Stuffing
Creamy Corn Casserole
Basil Garlic Butter

I suggest making the butter the night before you make the Cornish Game Hens.  Simply melt a stick of butter and stir in some freshly chopped garlic and basil leaves.  Refrigerate overnight so that the butter has a chance to absorb the yummy garlic and basil. 

Pat your game hens down to dry slightly.  Season inside and out with salt and pepper.  Fill inside with Sausage Stuffing and bake according to package directions.  Approximately 1 hour at 350°F.  Baste every 15-20 minutes with the prepared butter.

Serve with Creamy Corn casserole and flakey biscuits for a nice simple Thanksgiving meal!

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New Recipes! September 18, 2009

Filed under: food — Jamie Payne @ 12:12 pm

I know, I know.  It’s been a while since I posted new recipes.  Honestly, we’ve been enjoying some of our favorites lately so there hasn’t been a lot of experimenting going on.  We have tried out 5 new recipes that I’d like to share.  They’re all pretty simple so check them out!

Easy Sloppy Joes

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Kid’s Pasta and Cheese

Italian Turkey Sliders with Honey Dijon Mayo

Creamy Chicken and Rotini Primavera