The Christmas Table Giveaway!

The Christmas season is brimming with festive reasons to gather with family & friends…holiday open houses, cookie swaps, trimming the tree and of course the traditional Christmas dinner. The newest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch, The Christmas Table, offers recipes to celebrate every joyful occasion! Brunch recipes like Candy Cane Cocoa and Whole-Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes will give days spent decking the halls a cheerful start, while Festive Fireside Meatballs, Orange Swirl Fudge and New Year’s Nut Roll will offer inspiration for potlucks and parties. Sit down to Mom’s Perfect Prime Rib, Snowy Day Chicken Casserole or a bowl of Cheesy Lasagna Soup and you’ll have a meal to remember. Over 220 mouthwatering recipes in all make The Christmas Table a must-have for the holiday season. As all of the other Gooseberry cookbooks I own, The Christmas Table does not disappoint! I recently made the Cheesy Lasagna Soup for my family:

Here is the recipe:

1 lb Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed.
2 cups onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups sliced mushrooms
4 cups chicken broth
15 oz can Italian seasoned diced tomatoes
15 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup mafalada pasta (bowtie or rotini noodles can also be used)
2 cups fresh spinach chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Garnish: 4 T fresh basil sliced

In a soup pot over medium heat, crumble sausage and cook until no longer pink; drain. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Add broth, tomatoes with juice and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; add pasta. Simmer until pasta is just barely tender, about 11 minutes; stir in spinach and cheeses. Remove from heat; allow to cool. Garnish individual servings with basil. Serves 6.

This soup is awesome. You have to make it. It is our new winter comfort food. This is just one of so many good recipes.

Since I love this cookbook, I have arranged for one lucky winner to win their own. Here’s what you need to do:

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Chicken Enchiladas

 

 

Chicken Enchiladas
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 8-oz package of cream cheese (cubed)
  • 1.5 - 2 lbs of cubed boneless skinless chicken
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Spray a 9" x 13" baking dish with non stick spray.
  2. In a saucepan, stir together salsa, cream cheese, and chicken. Cook until the cream cheese melts.
  3. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture down the center of each of the tortillas. Roll up the tortillas and place seam side down in dish. Sprinkle with cheeses. Drizzle the heavy whipping cream over the top.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.

A Little Meatball Here, A Little Meatball There

Quaker Maids would like to help parents out by offering a couple of quick and easy recipes like their Easy Meatball Dinner and Meatball Pitas. Like me, they want to offer recipes that are made with things easily found in your kitchen and don’t require you to be a chef to make.  This recipes sounds so yummy, and Madison’s favorite food is meatballs, so I already know this will be a winner in  my house!

Easy Meatball Dinner
One 15 oz. can whole potatoes, drained, rinsed, cut into chunks
1 cup chopped onions
14.5 oz. beef broth
32 oz. tomato sauce
1 cup water
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
12 oz. frozen mixed vegetables
Approx. 15 oz. meatballs.

In a large saucepan, combine potatoes, onions, beef broth, tomato sauce, water, Italian seasoning, pepper and vegetables. Bring to a boil on stovetop. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes. Add meatballs, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.

Meatball Pitas

1 package of Mama Lucia Italian Style Meatballs
8 small pita breads
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup cubed feta cheese
1?2 cup chopped black olives
1?2 cup chopped shredded lettuce
1?2 cup chopped onion
1?4 cup parmesan cheese grated
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of oregano

Heat the meatballs on the stove top with red pepper flakes and oregano. Heat the pita breads in the oven on low heat until warm. Once heated, place 2-3 meatballs in each pita bread. Top with feta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. As cheese begin to melt, top off with lettuce, onion and black olives. Serve “taco style” for a snack or main meal.

I know I can’t wait to try both of these!