"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Recent Dinners - Part Two

 Few more of our July meals.

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 I had a craving for a roast turkey dinner.

Bought a fresh turkey breast.
It was presalted a day in advance and then
uncovered and air-dried in the fridge
 before roasting on high heat (500°F)

Turkey dinner served with traditional sides and a German Bread Dumpling in place of my regular sage stuffing/dressing.

 Print Recipe

German Style Bread Dumpling
My version of Serviettenknodel

This is just a basic Outline.

Prepare bread stuffing.
Saute onion and celery in butter. Add chicken broth and simmer until tender. Season with salt, pepper and fresh or dried sage. Toss with bread cubes. Add minced parsley and adjust seasoning to suit taste.

Add eggs. ( I use three to four depending on the amount of bread) Mixture should be moist.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Butter a large piece of Cheesecloth (or a clean dish towel or napkin). Pour bread mixture on to cloth and roll, tying at both ends to form a log. Or shape into large round dumpling and twist at top. (Option: Wrap again in plastic wrap)

Place dumpling in water and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for about 50 to 60 minutes.

Remove from water and let cool slightly before unwrapping. Slice and serve with gravy/sauce.

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta.
A twist on Bruschetta. Replacing grilled bread with a grilled chicken breast.

I made this dinner to share with our neighbours Barb and Clif.
Filet Mignon, peppers, green beans and potatoes.

 The complete dinner was cooked on the grill.

A quick and simple dinner one night.
Grilled Italian sausage and roasted peppers, garlic, a drizzle of olive oil
and shaved Parmesan.

Slices of baguette that were first rubbed with garlic and olive and then grilled.

Diner Food
I adapt my Salisbury Steak Recipe for this
Hot Hamburger Sandwich.

More Diner Food

The potatoes were spread on the bottom of the casserole,
topped with ground beef mixture,
Potatoes piped around the edge and baked for
about 20 minutes to brown the potatoes.

Served with buttered peas.


  1. They all look delicious and I wish we were Barb and Cliff.

  2. These all look so delicious. I can't wait to try them! Thank you for sharing.

  3. You have me craving comfort foods with each and every dish.


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