The Food Dish
This is the perfect main course for a special-occasion dinner. Easy to prepare, delicious, and pretty, this dish is one we often turn to when we want something extraordinary. It’s easy to double, and why not? The leftovers are just as amazing the next day!
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 20-25 minutes
How long should my turkey cook for? What’s the best way to thaw a turkey? While ordinary questions like these flood the Butterball Turkey Talk Line® every Thanksgiving time, there are plenty of hilarious hang-ups that have the hotline experts coming back year after year!
As amateur cooks across the nation try to take on turkey, things don’t always end in golden brown deliciousness. That’s why in November of 1981, Butterball gathered their first force of six home economists to answer what turned out to be 11,000 turkey-related questions. Today the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line® now utilizes over 50 experts including Spanish speakers and men – a first this year – to answer more than 100,000 questions from distressed turkey chefs and chefs-in-training around the world.
Here are just a few quirky questions that the turkey hotline experts at 1-800-BUTTERBALL have fielded over the years:
• One caller asked if, after storing her turkey outside in colder than 40˚ F weather, it would be safe to eat. Unfortunately, an unexpected storm blew through and the turkey was lost in 10 inches of snow!
• Some callers have come up with very creative—and questionable—methods of defrosting the fowl, asking the Butterball experts if it’s safe to do so with an electric blanket, in the aquarium with the tropical fish, or even in the tub with their children!
• Hotline experts kindly explained to one caller that fresh turkey does not need to be thawed.
From a traditional turkey to the Lion House’s famous dinner rolls, we’ve included everything you need for your family’s traditional dinner. Happy Holidays!
Snow-Whipped Potato Boats
3 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Wash potatoes and rub skins with vegetable oil. Bake for 1 hour, or until potatoes are fork-tender. Remove potatoes from oven and reduce oven heat to 350ºF. Cut a slice from top of each potato and scoop out pulp. In a medium bowl mash pulp with a fork, then stir in sour cream, milk, salt, pepper, and green onions. Whip until fluffy. Fill potato shells with mixture and sprinkle with grated cheese and crumbled bacon. Bake 10 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
Drumroll please! Here is the champion of our chili cook-off! This White Chicken Chili will make your mouth water this season. It's incredibly delicious and sure to be devoured by everyone!
White Chicken Chili
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 (8 oz) can green salsa
1 onion, chopped
3 C chicken broth
2 cans beans any variety ( I used 1 white, 1 kidney), drained
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp kosher salt
1 C sour cream
1/2 C chopped cilantro
1. Combine all ingredients except for the sour cream and cilantro in a slow cooker.
We asked you to submit your favorite chili recipes, and you sure delivered!
This recipe makes a very hearty, barbeque-flavored chili! It disappeared pretty fast at our cook-off. Needless to say, it won second place in our competition. Stay tuned for our first-place winner!
Smokey Bacon Chili
1 lb. hamburger browned and drained
1 can kidney beans drained
1 can butter beans drained
2 cans pork and beans
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup onions (optional)
3 Tablespoons white vinegar
1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
6 pieces of bacon, crumbled
Cook on high in crock pot for 3-4 hours, or medium for longer, or you can cook it all on the stove just until it is hot.